Fitness Is(n’t) Fun

I believe that a body in motion stays in motion. Unfortunately, I believe this is true for other people. Me? I’m a person who doesn’t remain on the move naturally. I have to fight like hell to run, exercise, and do whatever it takes to balance my natural inclination to binge eat potato chips for…

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Every Day is a Do-Over

My sister turned 32 on the day after the election. I was worried she wouldn’t get out of bed. It’s not that Trump was just elected the next president. It’s that America took a crap on everything that matters to her, from civil rights to women’s issues, and she was devastated. Plus she’s thinking about…

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Twitter Chat Benchmarks #failchat

Hey, everybody. I’ve been doing a Twitter chat for the past five weeks called #failchat to prepare the market for my GlitchPath launch. Each week, I posted a topic and talked to my audience about overcoming failure. We talked about politics, relationships, and even interpersonal communication. If I had to describe the chat in one…

How Will Trump Fail?

My international friends want to know what the hell is happening in my country. “Why did Hillary Clinton lose?” Well, she didn’t win the electoral college. That’s not what they’re asking. They want an analysis of what went wrong, but I’m not a big fan of post-mortems. We won’t learn anything from her campaign’s mistakes.…

Pre-Mortems on Election Day

I’m not obsessed with failure, but I am obsessed with project pre-mortems. The father of the modern pre-mortem is a guy named Gary Klein. He asked his clients to engage in something called prospective hindsight. Here’s how it works: Before you do anything, ask yourself — how will this fail? It’s an easy question, sure,…