Comparative Self-Reflection: Stop Giving Yourself a Smoke Enema

In the late 1700’s tobacco smoke enemas were used to revive drowning victims, alleviate headaches, stop stomach cramps, even cure typhoid. The medical community built an enema kit for blowing smoke up you-know-where.… Continue reading

Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future

John Donne wrote, “No man is an island…” Don’t treat yourself like an island during self-reflection. Our world expands when we understand ourselves in connection, not isolation. Self-reflection reeks of conceit when its… Continue reading

How Self-Reflection Might Limit Potential

Self-reflection done poorly distorts reality and limits potential. Real self-reflection exceeds navel gazing like rib eye steak exceeds veggie burgers. I’ve had the plant-based Impossible Burger at Burger King. Someone told me it’s… Continue reading

Self-Reflection: The Secret to 23% Improvement in 10 Days

Vampires grease back their hair because they have no reflection. Life sucks and you’re a mess if you never look in the mirror. Socrates was right, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”… Continue reading

A Rut is A Grave with the Ends Kicked Out

If you enjoy unnecessary frustration, keep doing what you did. Self-imposed irrelevance is the consequence of prolonged repetition. We don’t notice when patterns become irrelevant, so we serve them to the point of… Continue reading

The Path to Meaningful Contribution Begins Here

Arrogance stabs itself in the chest in order to get what it wants. But strangely, the beauty of humility terrifies. Arrogance serves self-destructive goals. Humility pursues meaningful contribution. Arrogance: Pretends. Intimidates. Serves itself.… Continue reading