Before Thought and Beyond Belief

Before Thought and Beyond Belief

One of the words I hear myself use most often in my work is “grounding”. It’s a way of talking about where we are coming from in our life and work. What we’re grounded in is the thinking that seems real to us…

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What is Money?

What is Money?

I’ve always suspected that the first official ‘financial’ transaction between nations involved the trade of several chickens for a goat, and that both nations (or what we would today consider to be tribes) had members who violently protested that ‘our chickens are worth way more than their goats’ and vice versa…

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A Different Way to Succeed

A Different Way to Succeed

We’ll be taking a deep dive together into the largely uncharted waters of the human potential. We’ll be focusing less on ‘how to live’ than on a new understanding of how life works…

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A Meaningful Conversation

A Meaningful Conversation

When I first started teaching people about the work of Sydney Banks just over a decade ago, I had the distinct advantage that nobody had any idea of what I was talking about and I wasn’t that sure myself…

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Getting a Feel for Life

Getting a Feel for Life

I have been skiing since the age of three. While I only ever dabbled in competitive racing for a couple of years as a young teenager, skiing is something I’ve got a feel for – that is, I can do it to a pretty high standard without really having to think about it very much. Similarly, when I teach, I have a feel for audiences. I can somehow intuitively sense…

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A Guide to Reality

A Guide to Reality

I’ve always been fascinated by what human beings are capable of and why so few of us live up to that capability on a regular basis. In my TEDx talk, Why Aren’t We Awesomer?, I address that question by pointing out that the mind works more like…

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Slow Down to Get More Done

Slow Down to Get More Done

A number of years ago, I had child psychologist and author Alfie Kohn as a guest on my radio show. At one point, I asked him if he had any tips on how to be a more caring and effective parent when you were in a hurry. His answer, tongue only slightly in cheek, was: ‘Don’t be in a hurry.’…

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The Inside-Out Path to a Better Life

The Inside-Out Path to a Better Life

This weekend, I was doing a coaching intensive with a client who seemed to view life as a series of either/or choices to be navigated. “I need to decide,” he said multiple times, “whether to do this (job, career, life choice A) or that (job, career, life choice B)….

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Mr. Magoo’s Guide to Success

Mr. Magoo’s Guide to Success

A few year’s ago, my son Oliver and I had the chance to go to dinner with an incredibly successful entrepreneur who had recently sold his company to a competitor for hundreds of millions of dollars. When my son asked him to share the secret of his success,...

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