You Don’t Design Your Environment, Your Environment Designs You

What is the first thing you see when you walk into a Whole Foods grocery store? It is usually a huge display of flowers. Your first impression of the store is freshness, color, and delicious smells. This sets the tone for your entire shopping experience. The flowers flip a switch in our brain that tellsContinue reading “You Don’t Design Your Environment, Your Environment Designs You”

Why Rethinking Is A Superpower

When was the last time you seriously rethought something? Not what to wear to your friend’s dinner party or how to arrange your vegetable drawer, but big things. Things like your religion, or lack of religion. Things like whether or not your career path lines up with your life goals. Things like whether your partnerContinue reading “Why Rethinking Is A Superpower”

The Environment of Improvement: People

I try to read equal amounts of fiction and non-fiction. Usually, I end up tipping the scales more in the non-fiction direction because I love learning from real world experiences. But fiction can provide equally important lessons. In the New York Times best selling novel Euphoria by Lily King, one such moment made me reflectContinue reading “The Environment of Improvement: People”

Precrastination

How often do you put off important tasks? We all know the dangers of procrastination; doing something, or nothing, to put off doing an important task. But potentially even more dangerous than procrastination is precrastination. I first heard this term reading the book Start Now, Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore. Moore describes precrastination asContinue reading “Precrastination”

Self-Growth Comes From Self-Love

Some of the greatest lessons I have learned from books came out of fantasy novels. Call me a nerd, but if you read Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings and didn’t come away with a new understanding of life I think you are missing out. One of these fantasy novel lessons was so profoundContinue reading “Self-Growth Comes From Self-Love”

10 Ways To Give Yourself An Advantage In Succeeding

No matter how smart you are, how fast you are, or how skilled you are, there is someone out there who is smarter, faster, and more skilled. This is no reason to despair. Great things are often done by people who are in the right place at the right time and have enough passion toContinue reading “10 Ways To Give Yourself An Advantage In Succeeding”

The Stockdale Paradox

I first read about the Stockdale Paradox in the book Good To Great by Jim Collins. Good To Great explores how some companies are able to make the leap and become great, while other companies are not. Collins explains that the companies who went from good to great all had a similar outlook; that outlookContinue reading “The Stockdale Paradox”

The Habits of Happiness

Is happiness a choice? It turns out and answer is yes. And no. There are many factors to a person’s happiness: genetics, life circumstances, and choices all influence happiness levels. Scientists are discovering that choice has a greater impact on happiness than previously thought. But just like you can’t simply choose to get in shapeContinue reading “The Habits of Happiness”

Gratitude: The Good and The Bad

I think we can all agree that 2020 was a rough year. I experienced some of the biggest changes of my life. At the end of 2019, I was offered the opportunity to move across the country and take over management of a new facility within my company. This was a major opportunity for myContinue reading “Gratitude: The Good and The Bad”