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The prospect of premature death didn’t make me change so I tried this instead

“Take this pill, every day, for the rest of your life,” my doctor said. I sighed at this obvious sign of decline, envisioning the 7-day pillbox that all old people seem to have. “Already?” I asked. Approaching 40 years old, … Continue reading

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Why I’m thrilled to be 50 years old

Here I am as a baby. When this picture was taken, my whole life was ahead of me. At some point, though, most of us stop looking forward and start looking back. We stop thinking that the best is yet … Continue reading

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How to love your job (even if you hate it)

When I asked her “What’s the best part of your job?” she looked at me wistfully and said “Nothing, really.” She was smart, young, and creative, but somehow her spark had gone out. She told me she didn’t want it … Continue reading

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What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

For most of my career, I’ve been afraid. As I approach 50, though, that fear is being replaced by something else. Not quite confidence and certainly not peace. It’s more a sense of fuck-it-I-need-to-do-something-that-matters-now. Here are 3 stories about fears … Continue reading

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A glimpse of rapture, a glimpse of peace

I was walking by myself on a pristine beach in Mexico. It was early morning and the sun hadn’t quite made it’s appearance yet. Looking out to where the expansive gray-blue sky met the grayer, bluer ocean, I could feel … Continue reading

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Creating places we care about

You’ll notice certain signs when people at your company stop caring. They might be physical things. Torn seats in the cafeteria that never seem to get fixed. The receptionist desk that’s still there, empty, long after they laid off the … Continue reading

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A New Year’s resolution: Take control of your career

Reflect for a moment on your past few years at work. Have they been fulfilling?  Have the uncertainties decreased or increased?  Are you more or less optimistic about realizing your potential? If you don’t like your answers, one of the … Continue reading

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