I was listening to the audiobook version of Mark Nepo’s More Together Than Alone the other day. The following passage struck me: In an elemental way, empathy and connection are life-giving. Let’s […]
Editor’s note: This post stems from a podcast episode of the same topic. Check out the episode “Is Technology Affecting Your Relationships?“. In recent years, communication technology has drastically changed expectations for […]
When I shared the Virtual Handshake Method, I mentioned that the strength of a network of relationships is a combination of both the quantity of relationships and the quality of those relationships.
What the Virtual Handshake Method underplayed is that there’s also a threshold beyond which a large number of weak-tie relationships undermines our ability to maintain our strong-tie relationships.
This post talks about why it’s important to strengthen your strong-tie relationships and gives some practical tips for doing so.
You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept. – Kahlil Gibran Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and […]
We just finished our last Lift Off Retreat this weekend. As I expected, I found myself both spent from facilitating it and about sad that it was ending. While I’ve felt this […]
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversation, “Extraordinary Women Change the World.” Yesterday, Ericka Hines shared with us how she wrestles with the demons that want to be miserly in supporting others’ empowerment. Today, […]
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversation on “Great Connections Lead to Great Ideas.” Yesterday, Les McKeown gave us the introvert’s guide to making great connections, and today, Mark […]
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversation on “Great Connections Lead to Great Ideas.” Yesterday, Chris Garrett shared the idea that you become the network you hang with. Today, […]
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversation, “Great Connections Lead To Great Ideas.” In our last thread, Carol Roth showed how great minds often don’t think alike. Today, Chris Garrett […]
It’s natural to lean on proving people wrong as a motivation to show up and do the work. They always said you couldn’t do it. They always said it couldn’t be done. […]
Editor’s Note: This a joint blog post by Vlad Dolezal and Ali Luke. “Does my butt look big in this?” You rely on your friends for honest advice. Sometimes brutally honest. You might […]
There’s an old Hindu story about some blind wise men that each want to experience what an elephant is. The man who feels the elephant’s tail thinks the elephant is like a […]
I just read Sarah Robinson’s Bewildered and wanted to pick up the conversation here, as well. Here’s a bit of her post for context: Here’s what I see: There are a number […]
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Ghandi “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Vlad Dolezal from Fun Life Development. Let me tell you the story of a rabbit called Rabbit. It was a sunny spring day, and […]
On a particularly frustrating day on an excessively screwed-up mission, I got some bad news from higher headquarters that we needed to change routes and go back through the potentially IED-laden roads […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Hale from Aliventures. As well as writing blog posts and the occasional ebook, I write fiction. And one of the things I struggle […]
Some time ago, a poor but wise young man walked into a village and began helping the villagers out in their daily lives. He showed up every day to answer their questions […]