August 13, 2021

What would you do if you couldn’t fail?

If you knew that you could not fail, what would you do? What actions would you take today if you were 100% certain that everything would work out perfectly? That’s the ultimate question that we often neglect to ask ourselves. Would you quit your day job and launch that new brand that you’re so passionate about? Take a big chance by telling people what you really think and feel when they ask? Communicate with courage and vulnerability to your spouse and loved ones? Start a new sport that you love but have never tried? Go travel the world? Instead, we’re […]
August 8, 2021

What we can learn about taking risks from Muhammad Ali.

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” That’s one of my favorite quotes, spoken by the legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali. Ali certainly knew something about the courage to take risks despite the chance to lose it all, as he did time and time again in and out of the ring. It got me to wondering, when was the last time I took a risk? I mean really took a big chance? When we talk about risk-taking, we’re not talking about frivolous or reckless ones that embrace chaos or chance. Quite the […]
July 26, 2021

The only time Steve Jobs ever turned off his iPhone.

I recently read an article about Steve Jobs and his iPhone use. Of course, as the iconoclastic head visionary at Apple, it’s no surprise that Jobs had his iPhone with him all the time. According to first-hand accounts, he never shut it off. Ever… Well, except for one and only one occasion in his workday (which, for Jobs, was every day). Steve Jobs did hit the power button and turn off his iPhone whenever he met with his creative team at Apple. For those minutes, hours, and days, Jobs wanted to discuss new ideas, product design, and vanguard innovations with […]
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