Momentum Is Real

from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: Walking Backwards to the Present on the Camino Trail I’ve often thought about the importance of momentum, but it was only on the Camino that I really came to understand it – how to create it, and the various impacts and gifts that […]

Set Short-Term Goals

(from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: Walking Backwards to the Present on the Camino Trail) While you may all realize the importance of short-term goals – literally, next actions, analogous to something like a sprint rather than a marathon – it became very real for me on the Camino. […]

Just Keep Going

(from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) You already know about the various painful physical challenges that I faced throughout the Camino. While these challenges were very real, they also opened the door to a number of rich experiences and deep learnings. One of […]

Are You Willing to Know?

Most of us struggle in some way in our lives, and we often ask this question to ourselves: “Why do I do this?” The “this” is some behavior that you know is unhealthy or keeping you from what you desire, but you regularly repeat it. While we often ask this […]

What’s Your Microaggression Awareness?

Here’s one definition from Derald Wing Sue in the book Microaggressions in Everyday Life: “The constant and continuing reality of slights, insults, invalidations and indignities visited upon marginalized groups by well-intentioned, moral and decent family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, students, teachers, clerks, waiters and waitresses, employers, health care professionals and […]

Impactless Driving

I pay attention to drivers and driving; especially the ways people drive. It may seem like a small thing, but it represents something more significant in terms of leadership and the ways we live and interact every day. I’ve developed a concept that I call impactless driving, which represents a great […]

What Kind of “IST” Are You?

If you’re confused about what an Ist is, it’s okay. You probably haven’t thought about it much before, but it’s time to take an honest look at your ist. What I’m referring to is the three traditional ists: PessimIST OptimISt RealIST Now you see where I’m heading? But I also […]

Skills Kills

I was recently listening to a leadership podcast that made this proclamation: leadership is nothing more than a set of skills that you acquire over time. While I believe that some elements of leadership are acquired skills, leadership is rarely the outcome of acquired skills. In fact, too often leaders are looking to be […]

Claiming Your Whys

(from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) Last week I shared some of the specific whys that I experienced and claimed on my Camino journey. This week I’m sharing a few more why’s that I experienced on the Camino, as well as a discussion on the […]

Camino Whys

(from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) Last week I shared some initial thoughts on the ways that your why impacts and accelerates your life’s journey. This week I’m sharing some of the specific whys that I experienced and claimed on my Camino journey. As noted […]