Writing, Law and More

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Discover, Professional | No Comments

You are a writer. You are called to write. You feel called to tell stories and offer messages of hope that will change lives, shine light into dark places, and spark change in the world. I know exactly how you feel. Over the years, I have come to understand that my own calling is in […]

What’s Been Going On?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Discover, Professional | No Comments

It’s been a long year+ since my last update on this website.  It’s not that I haven’t been busy (or even blogging), but my focus as been elsewhere. I returned to the practice of law, while continuing to work on the Shine Vision as much as time would permit. From April – July of 2016, […]

A Letter To My Younger Self

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Discover, Grow, Professional Portfolio | No Comments
A Letter To My Younger Self

In early February, while looking for another document, I found this file saved on my computer….It’s an unfinished letter to my younger self. The file metadata says this was written December 21, 2013. After copying and pasting here on February 11, 2014, and then scanning through it for typos, I’m posting it verbatim. It’s clear […]

Ideas & the Revival of The Ben Franklin Follies

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Discover, Inspire | No Comments
Ideas & the Revival of The Ben Franklin Follies

“I explore, connect, create and communicate ideas.” This is still the tagline of my Google Plus profile. For a long time, I used this tagline on all of my social profiles, but starting around 2012 or early 2013 I updated most of the bios to move away from promoting myself as an idea machine. I […]

Dynamo Genius?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Discover | No Comments

As I’ve said repeatedly, I enjoy taking personality and strengths tests, even the ones that aren’t quite as vetted or validated as something like the MBTI. Last summer, one of the email  newsletters I receive included a link to Roger Hamilton’s My Genius Test. I don’t know anything about Roger Hamilton, other than what’s available […]

Explaining the Personal Growth Project

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

Over the past 6-8 weeks, I’ve been blogging publicly on a regular basis about the results of various personality, strengths and interests assessments I’ve taken over the years. The idea to put these results out in public came to me when I wrote a post on telling the story of my personal brand. Over the […]

The Magician Goes Exploring

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

According to The Storybranding Group’s PVSI assessment, I am a Magician AND an Explorer, thanks to a tied score. I’m nearing the end of this research project in which I’ve been reviewing the results of various personality, strengths and values assessments I’ve taken through the years as part of my effort to figure out how to […]

Work Values Assessment

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

When I re-took the MBTI in late August along with students in a course I’m teaching, we also had the chance to complete the Work Values assessment. I finally found the PDF of those results and wanted to include them in this series. If you’re following along, this is another in a series of posts I’ve […]

My Fascination Archetype

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Discover, Grow, Marketing | No Comments

In the last post I introduced Sally Hogshead’s The Fascination Advantage and explained the basic premise of her system to analyze and classify communication styles and personality traits. If you’re following along, this is another of a series of posts where I explore the results of various personality and strengths assessments I’ve done through the […]

The Fascination Advantage

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Discover, Grow, Marketing | One Comment
The Fascination Advantage

Last summer (2014), I discovered Sally Hogshead’s How to Fascinate book and analysis through the many podcasts I listen to. I couldn’t NOT look into it. Like I’ve said, I think it’s a lot of fun to take these tests. In fact, it’s the results from The Fascination Advantage that prompted me to go back […]