Recently, I realized that doing what I love consistently and regularly over a long period of time has attracted some of the most important opportunities and successes of my life. In this article, I share how exactly that happened.
While listening to the book, Power Broker by Robert Caro, I discovered that we respond to and grow with our circumstances, environment, friends, colleagues, etc. for better or for worse. The changes are small and subtle, and over time, make an impact.
One an apartment tour the other day, I learned a powerful lesson from the leasing agent that helped me upgrade my home to 30,000 square feet of space.
Reflecting on past limiting beliefs, I discovered that sometimes they come back in different forms. They are harder to recognize and just as distracting. Fortunately, giving myself time and space allowed me to see what I couldn’t see before.
Back in 2012, I read Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken, and learned the 4 key design elements of any game. This has changed the way I approach teaching and even my own life design.
In Atomic Habits by James Clear, he mentions the difference between an amateur and a pro. Reflecting on my last few weeks of writing, I realized I lived up to what he defines as pro. I also contribute another distinction between amateur and pro.
While responding to an email I had a breakthrough about my daily writing practice. Every day, by creating space and silence, I drive new discoveries about myself.
In locked down Ireland, I learned that pandemics and restrictions can actually be the drivers of reinvention and innovation for coffee and more.
While speaking with one of my UPenn students today, I discovered what it means to assume a new identity and how that transforms the way we think and learn.
When I launched my first reinvention, I identified the skills I believed would help me succeed the most and invested in learning them. Today, I find myself needing new skills for my next reinvention.