Cultivating Your Crisis + Flourishing Mindsets

When everything sucks, we get through when we have the right type of crisis mindset.  There’s a scale, and some of us are better than others across a number of variables, but our crisis mindsets determine our ability to get out of the crisis itself (at least with our wits, and hopefully with some semblance … Continue reading Cultivating Your Crisis + Flourishing Mindsets

Podcast Of The Week: The Behavioral Finance Entertainment Complex

This Brian Portnoy take really resonated with me. He says we (the finance industry) have created a “Behavioral Finance entertainment complex that does very little to help real people make real decisions.”  In a nutshell, people are predictably irrational (as Dan Ariely put it).  We know a lot of ways these irrationalities manifest.  In the … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Behavioral Finance Entertainment Complex

Podcast Of The Week: The Return Of Susan Cain!

Susan Cain’s new book, Bitter-Sweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, is out now. She’s doing the podcast rounds and I’ve listened to her talk to Tim Ferris and Brene Brown so far. I highly recommend listening to these alone or as a companion to the book - they're both thoughtful and pretty moving. … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Return Of Susan Cain!

Boundary Border Patrol

Accept the imperfections that don’t cause you harm, and reject the imperfections that do.  You know, “boundaries.”  The crazy person who always comes through and makes you laugh is good. The crazy person who always trainwrecks your project is not good.  Simple to say. Hard to do.  Fortify and patrol those borders, it matters.  ps. … Continue reading Boundary Border Patrol

Podcast Of The Week: Boundary Setting For Stoics

Terri Cole met Ryan Holiday when she negotiated an illustration job for her husband for one of Ryan’s books. Ryan was impressed, not just with her skills, but at the awareness of the roles, responsibilities - the skillsets and the delegations - they had in their relationship. As he got to know Terri more, he … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Boundary Setting For Stoics

Podcast Of The Week: Diana Chapman On Trusting Your Instincts

I’ve mentioned Diana Chapman before in these notes here, here, and here. The book she co-authored, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, had a major impact on me last year. I’m all for hearing her in updated, thoughtful conversations right now.  She recently joined Shane Parrish to talk about the drama triangle, responding to challenges, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Diana Chapman On Trusting Your Instincts

The Courage To Be Disliked

Everybody wants a crystal ball. Because if it’s all cause and effect, everything can be pre-determined. And knowing what will happen next is a very likable quality. The logical-sounding argument for "first this, then that" predictably proceeds like clockwork. It explains how the trains will run on time and the children will grow up well-adjusted and happy. … Continue reading The Courage To Be Disliked

Podcast Of The Week: Why Does The Brain Exist?

Lisa Feldman Barrett is an accomplished author and neuroscientist who’s written extensively about what feelings are, how they’re formed, and what’s going on both physically and mentally as we experience them. It’s no surprise J.P. O’Shaughnessy and she has a ton to discuss, with him being such an OG of the Behavioral Finance space.  There … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Why Does The Brain Exist?

Podcasts Of The Week: Self-Critical, Comedic, Singing Lessons (Dr. Neff, Conan, And Ariana)

Hey! On Saturday’s I highlight a podcast about being a creative professional. Sometimes it’s direct, sometimes it’s indirect, but it’s always entertaining and educational. This week I've got THREE for you. Your Podcasts of the Week are… Dr. Kristin Neff on NPR's Hidden Brain. Find me a person with creative inspirations and I'll show you a … Continue reading Podcasts Of The Week: Self-Critical, Comedic, Singing Lessons (Dr. Neff, Conan, And Ariana)