The Elephant in the Room: Entitlement

I attended an interesting event recently. It was focused on creating a space for men to discuss their role in furthering the progress of feminism, or at the least, creating equal opportunity spaces for women to succeed in traditionally male-dominated domains. For example, corporate careers, public service, sporting codes, and more. The discussion resulted in…

The Art of Deconstruction

I’ve watched silently, often with annoyance, how it is that so many are considered to be intellectuals for their ability to tear apart someone else’s argument or contribution. The more effective they are at breaking down an opinion that they disagree with, the more revered they are in some circles. That’s the part that I…

Own Your Sh!t Released!

Just be happy. It could be worse. Don’t take life so seriously. Are you tired of hearing this? Well-meaning friends and colleagues tell us to stay positive, but it often has the opposite effect. Don’t be misled into thinking that happiness is just a choice. If it were, there would be no sad people. Getting…

To Lead

The meek assume that you’re a leader the moment you achieve a specific station in life or in your career. The ones who worship the titles do more damage than benefit to the efforts of the ones that rise above the convenience of following others. It is a convenience because it demands less effort to…

The Lonely Path

There is comfort in being in a space unoccupied by others. The plague of clichés and the clutter of egos take up residence in crowded spaces. Blending into the crowd always threatened my sanity. Living up to an expectation set against a standard that I don’t subscribe to will always result in disappointment for the…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 7

It is easy to get drawn into the mindset of wanting to be celebrated for a massive achievement. However, that same mindset also convinces us that the ‘go-big-or-go-home’ mentality is the only one worth achieving. Perhaps a good exercise in mindfulness while completing today’s challenge is to look around you and notice how some of the big things you appreciate could so easily have been unachievable if there was a simple small thing that was not achieved independent of the big audacious goals.