Tag: Success

Coming Full Circle?

18 years ago—June 1997—I was in the midst of an internal struggle about what I should do next with my life. On the outside, I was a successful lawyer. I was a shareholder in my law firm and, for the first time in my life, starting to make “real” money, by which I mean that …

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 …

Now Be Do: Reflections on 2014

My three words for 2015 are: Sceptre, Beams, Orchard This year, I return to words that serve as metaphors. These three words are the windows to new opportunities and the windows that deliver illumination along the path that leads the way. Sceptre is my window to authority and the power to speak. Beams give strength, energy …

Dynamo Genius?

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 …

Your story is about the defining experiences that shaped you, molded you, refined you. Embrace your story, whatever it is. Your story reveals who you are, and your story reveals what makes you unique. From your story you find your strengths and talents that will enable you to make a contribution to this world that …

I’ve never been one to “toot my own horn,” as the saying goes. For most of my life I believed that my work would speak for itself and that self-promotion is, to be quite frank about it, a bit gauche. But the reality is that hard work, effort, ethical behavior and successful results are not …

I used to be a hard-core college football fan. I would spend hours each week, reading detailed analyses of games, forecasts, recruiting. And then I spent the better part of one day each week watching games, sometimes in person, sometimes on TV. I also enjoyed watching other sports. Winter snow skiing. Tennis. Figure Skating. Baseball. …