When I first embarked on reinventing myself, I didn’t have many stories, insights, and lessons from the journey to reinvention. I often felt alone or like the crazy one that lost his way. However, that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Reinvention is challenging enough on its own, we don’t need to feel alone or like we have lost our way. This blog will help you learn from my experiences and those I have had the opportunity to learn from. This is the blog I wish I would have been able to follow and read when I first embarked on the journey to reinvention.
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.
Today I thought about what I ultimately want out of my annual reading goals. I always focused on quantity of books, but that’s not what I really wanted.
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.
After a conversation with a friend about reading in the morning, I thought about what I get from doing it early in the day and why that’s the best time to do it.
Since 2010, I have captured highlights from Kindle books I’ve read. I’ve never gone back to review them until recently. I discovered these highlights are worth significantly more to me today than they were back then and in this post I share why.
I used to think that being a great writer leads to becoming a best selling author. Then I realized that there are many skills necessary to be a best selling author. Writing is only one of them.
One of the most effective ways of unlocking breakthroughs in my life has been through commitment and consistency. Just about anything that I’ve done enough times has led to breakthroughs. Here’s why.
Years ago I discovered that what I read matters more than how much I read. In 2019, I realized that reading the same thing over and over on repeat takes my learning and thinking to another level. Turns out reruns are good for learning!
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.
I hate breaking a great morning routine that took me years to develop. However, last 14 months I’ve done nothing but reinvent my daily routines and rituals. Here’s what I learned.
Reflecting on 15 years of reinvention, I discovered that specific moments of my life required certain teachers. Here I share how I find them, learn from them, and who I’m learning from in the current chapter of my life.