The People We Leave Behind

The People We Leave Behind

  I was six years old when I learned to forget important people. It started with Michael, who exists now only as a memory that I struggle now to hold on to. Michael was my best friend for my first two years of school. I remember vaguely learning to read alongside him,...
The Key to Power is Giving it Away

The Key to Power is Giving it Away

It seems almost counter-productive to say that if you want to expand your power in any given situation, you need to give it away. But this doesn’t change that it is true. The reason this works is pretty simple once you get into the details. In order to gain power, you...
10 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job

10 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job

I believe that it was the Chinese philosopher Confucius who said “if you have a career that you love, then in fact you will never have to work a single day in your whole life!” But on the flip side, if you can’t do what you love, you should at least be doing...
Can I Just Be? — A Poem (Read/Listen).

Can I Just Be? — A Poem (Read/Listen).

Every day we walk around carrying our hopes and fears for tomorrow, our regrets and celebrations of yesterday, and a strange indifference to the present. We are more like passive observers than active participants Because by the time we fully understand what the...
8 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Stop Procrastinating

8 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Stop Procrastinating

8 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Stop Procrastinating In my dreams, I like to think of myself like Nike. I just do it. But only in my dreams. In reality, I often struggle with procrastination which I gleefully write off by touting my ability to get it done just in...