Academy Blog

Where You At?

Where You At?

One my favorite words, arete, has no true English equivalent. It’s a Greek word whose meaning is close to “virtue” and whose definition is “what I can be, I must be.”  It speaks to a desire to realize our potential, to become the best possible version of...

Navigating Corona

Navigating Corona

Protection.   We need to start by thinking about keeping ourselves, our loved ones and those in our communities safe. Social distancing and staying at home are things we’re doing to flatten the curve, or more simply put, work to ensure we don’t all get...

Feeler VS Doer

Feeler VS Doer

Are you a creature of habit?  Someone who has routines? Someone who embraces structure and process?  Or are you not a systems person? Do you trust your gut? Do you act on feel and impulse?   While few things are truly binary, I like the...

It Doesn’t Matter, Move On

It Doesn’t Matter, Move On

What do you think about when you’re in the shower?  Recently, I recognized that all too often, my thoughts were about negative past experiences or times when I felt I’d been wronged.   This recognition, combined with my brother going through some...

A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

The Holidays are a magical time of year, full of family, gratitude, gifts and grown adults trying to ice skate for the first time.  All in all, I think the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is the best time of the year and I think it’s because we’re...

Hitting Reset

Hitting Reset

You know that feeling you get when your phone tells you your daily screen time average?  You know how you wish you read more? How you wish you did a better job of keeping in touch with your friends?  How you should lose a couple pounds and get back in the...

A Champion is Needed

A Champion is Needed

Open the Cookies “Put a bag of cookies in the break room and it might sit for days. Open the bag and leave it out, and within an hour, all the cookies will be gone. We are happy to take a tiny slice off the thing that’s being shared, but we hesitate to open the...

Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper

Ever wonder why there aren’t any toilet paper salespeople? I suppose it’s because the stuff sells itself.  On the other hand, there and literally hundreds of thousands of financial sales people. I suppose it’s because the stuff doesn’t sell itself.  ...

You’re In Position

You’re In Position

It’s YOU-YOU’RE the one  Stop looking to or for someone else.  You’re positioned to make it happen. “It” being whatever you think needs doing or the problem you think needs solving.   Take charge.  Take control.  I imagine you want your loved ones to be happy and you...

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