Get John’s essays about reflections from his own day-to-day life and stories from guest authors in this weekly series that sparks positivity and productivity for the coming week.

Believe Again

The start of the MLB Season brings up memories of John’s dream coming to fruition. “We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” -Paulo Coelho Growing up, my dream was clear.…
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Missing What Matters

What the Spring arrival of the magnolia blossom reminds me. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince “You missed it, Daddy.”…
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Augie Nieto

A Masterful Example of Abundant Life

Remembering my friend Augie Nieto. “It’s not enough to have lived.  We should be determined to live for something..” -Winston S. Churchill After an uncompromisingly courageous 18-year-long battle against ALS, one of the most resilient, impactful and joyful individuals…
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Wasting Time

Slow down to focus on what truly matters most. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs Recently at a leadership conference, the speaker before me taught us how to make sure we…
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Valentine's Day

Unconditional Love

What movement can we spark this Valentine’s Day? “Immature love says, ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says, ‘I love you because I love you.’” -Erich Fromm With heated conversations around debt ceilings, Chinese balloons and…
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The Cold Within

In divisive times, find a way to connect. In our society today, it seems as if every topic immediately polarizes, fragments us and quickly leads to rigidly drawn lines between two opposing sides. Those on our perceived side are…
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Because I Wanted To

Free yourself from the chains of “I have to” “We do not have to love. We choose to love.” -M. Scott Peck There is a significant gap between living from a place where we feel obligated to perform and…
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Did You Finish Strong?

How the grit of Derek Redmond and the support of his father inspired the world. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius Did you finish strong? Whether we view this…
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