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Givers, Matchers, and Takers

There’s a continuum of givers, matchers, and takers which was first modeled by a Wharton Professor named Adam Grant who wrote a book about it called “Give and Take.” Takers: they’re always trying to take as much as possible from a person or situation. Matchers: these are the people that will match your efforts. If […]

Ontological Coaching Is Dying

The field of Ontological Coaching is dying. I’d say transformational coaching but now everybody calls themselves a transformational coach yet most coaches calling themselves that are not doing anything transformational. The people doing transformational work, tend to NOT call themselves transformational coaches. So I just prefer using the academic term since it’s a bit unsexy. […]

The Myth of Moving Fast: the Rise of Clubhouse, Instagram, and Social

There’s a myth that if we move fast we will increase our output. The rat race. The need to have frantic text conversations. There was a time where there was no texting. You make a call. You leave a message. There is no text back saying “I cannot talk right now, what’s up?” It is […]

It’s NOT Lonely At The Top

There’s this really nice sounding saying in our society that “it’s lonely at the top” and it’s a load of horseshit. How do I know? Because anyone who says that hasn’t ever been to the fucking top. Do you really know what it means to be at the top? I sure as hell don’t and […]

7 Life Hacks For Raising A Puppy

A few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and get a puppy. I grew up with a Shar-Pei named Simba who unfortunately died very young after swallowing a screw. Our family then bought a puppy named Jake who was an apricot mini poodle who lived to be almost 16 years old and was […]

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