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Will You Write This For Us?

This week an old friend asked if I’ve been thinking about how we’ll look back at this period in 5-10 years. I laughed at him. No, I am not. But if you’re finding yourself in a position to proactively reflect, I hope you’re also spending some of that time keeping a record of what you see right now. (…)

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The Future Of Work Is Right Now

Let’s start with uncomfortable truth #1: Rugged individualism is not a thing.  This belief that you alone are responsible for your outcomes in life is absolute hogwash.  Yes, I know, I’m supposed to open with an intro paragraph that warms you up, but we’re busy, after all, it’s a PANDEMIC. And I have like 10 (…)

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Predictably Irrational Behavior

How. How do you actually get people to calm down? What is something ACTIONABLE people can do. Give me the tactics, Margo, the answers!! Tell me what to do and I’ll do it. Since my article came out last week, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about tactics. How to reduce anxiety. How to make your parents listen. How to read (…)

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Coronavirus Is Serious, But Panic Is Optional

Here’s What You Need To Know About Headlines and The Media To Stay Calm During a Pandemic

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Money or Impact?

Money or impact? Those are your choices. Allegedly. Allegedly there’s no middle ground. Allegedly, if you want to change the world, you should make money first. Then use your money to make an impact. There are big advantages to having money first. You’re less susceptible to making bad decisions “for the money” (because you already (…)

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How To Poke A Hole

This week a friend of mine quit the online business world, quit self-help, and quit thought leadership. I encouraged his quitting because I don’t believe you should do things that aren’t aligned with who you are. But some of the reasons he cited for quitting were disturbing because they’re the same reasons I often want to bail (…)

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Slow Down

One of the greatest American contradictions is, “more is better.” We know it is not. We know, “a greater variety of choices actually makes us feel worse.” Schwartz, Barry. The Paradox of Choice, pp122-3. It’s why the best retailers, merchandisers, and marketers all seek to reduce your options. Choose this one – is the message at the heart (…)

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Why We Don’t Change

We need to talk about belief when it comes to the things you want. You can want something very much, but if you believe, sincerely, you aren’t worthy or capable of it – it’s game over before we’ve even started.

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A Few Things I’ve Learned About Writing

So, I’m knee-deep in book writing after a two-month hiatus of non-stop existential crises and some actual crises. I know they say circumstances are never ideal for creativity, but calmer would be nice. I heard Adam Grant say in an interview once that he used to write term papers in college while his roommate threw parties and it (…)

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How To Behave On Thanksgiving

Why advice to say silent or speak up is wrong – this is what’s really happening on Thanksgiving.

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