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The Great Man Within

Jul 31, 2020

#153: One of the things men crave at our absolute core:


We want our leadership to be trusted.


There’s nothing quite so rewarding as setting a vision and having others enthusiastically follow.


Conversely, there’s nothing quite so deflating as having your leadership doubted, resisted, picked apart or...

Jul 27, 2020

#152: Here are three misconceptions men have about Purpose:

Purpose resides in the future.

My present life/work are the enemy/obstacle to purpose.

Purpose only comes via the fulfillment of a massive achievement.

Believing in these fallacies pushes you further away from feeling a sense of purpose.

The simple...

Jul 24, 2020


“What kills us isn’t one big thing,

but thousands of tiny obligations we can’t turn down

 for fear of disappointing others.”

  • Alain de Botton


Those “thousands of tiny obligations” come in so many forms:

  • Spending time with a person who energetically drains you
  • Saying yes to a meeting you didn’t...

Jul 20, 2020


“Intimacy requires closeness.
Desire requires distance.”

Esther Perel calls this the central paradox of love.

How can you be both close (requisite of intimacy) and distant (requisite of desire) at the same time…

…especially over the course of a long-term relationship?

The good news is, you don’t have to...

Jul 17, 2020


“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”

– Greg McKeown, Essentialism


Why is it so hard to simplify your life?


Why do you hate the feeling of overwhelm…yet keep saying yes to more responsibility?

Why does it take so much discipline to do less?


The big cosmic joke is that most of...