ARTICLES

GIVING INCREMENTAL GOOD

It’s easy to think giving money has no impact on poor souls in hell. It’s easy to blame, to judge them, to call them a black hole whose value-damage cannot be offset. While responsible for …

UNSURPRISING PERSONALITY DEFICITS

Harvey Weinstein’s behavior makes my stomach turn. It deserves punishment, and Hollywood needs reform, but I leave that discussion for others. My intention is to adjust our expectations of leaders and normalize understanding of low-functioning …

WHAT GROWTH FEELS LIKE

A Dream of Struggle I had a dream in which I encountered all the situations that upset me in the last 15 years, projected into the future. I agonized, wondering “Did I make the right …

HOW TO CONQUER FEAR QUICKLY

Neurolinguistic programming is the art of training your brain to experience joy when a particular fearful or bad sensation occurs. Results are wildly effective at neutralizing fear by changing bad patterns into open doors of …

HOW CHARACTER FORMS NEUROSIS

(This idea, from Claudio Naranjo’s Character and Neurosis, has been one of my most powerful tools for helping clients balance their internal processes and find healthy self-awareness.)

THE MUSIC MAJOR HIRE 3: IQ EQ CQ AQ

In The Music Major Hire 3 we covered multidisciplinary talents of musicians. If you’re hiring in the tech or creative fields, you’ve likely heard about IQ EQ CQ AQ. These identifiers can be personally empowering

CHANGE & GROWTH: A MEDITATION

“Turn Away” from Beck’s award-winning album“Morning Phase” is an exceptionally powerful ode to change and personal growth. For the last year, I’ve listened to it every night to compel myself to be different.

THE MUSIC MAJOR HIRE 2: POLYMATHS

Previously, in Hire a Music Major, I said people with music degrees “are anthropologists, journalists, scientists, and artists, with mastery in the sonic foundations of culture and communication.” Let’s unpack that statement.  

ALL MEMORY IS EQUAL

If you think other people have better brains, stop. That’s a lie. It’s false – a deception conjured by supremacists and self-declared despots intent on solidifying their own identity for their own ego by