When I was at university, my friends and I developed a somewhat unique way of getting the most out of our philosophical reading. Before we would dive into books like Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents or Niebuhr’s Radical Monotheism and Western Culture, we would make up what we thought the book would be about and discuss the topic from our own point of view.
This week’s video is the first of a new series I’m creating on Instagram. If you want the short version, it’s a collection of mostly daily rambles about the world and its wife designed to serve as conversation starters and creative catalysts for your day. I hope you enjoy it!
My early client work was fairly therapeutic in nature – people would come to me with panic attacks or phobias and I would help them change their scary thinking until that fear was no longer a factor in their lives. After a few years of doing that kind of work, I realized that while my clients felt better about feeling better, it rarely changed their lives…
This week’s video is an exploration of why changing circumstances, behavior, and even beliefs rarely leads to the kind of life changes people want (and what does).
I have written over a thousand blogs and written and/or contributed to over a dozen bestselling books over the past 20 years. And until a few years ago, there were two things I could absolutely guarantee would be part of my process.
First, I knew I would make my deadlines.