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.

The Pale Blue Dot

A reminder to live IN AWE! Listening to the radio a couple weeks ago, I came across an interview discussing the 25 recordings the US Library of Congress had selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry this year.…
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The Bridge Builder

In honor of National Poetry Month, John shares his favorite poem and explains what it means for us today. “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”…
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What Is Our Legacy?

What attending three funerals in one day reminds us about living fully. As a child, I used to wonder why my parents enjoyed attending funerals. Why else would they get dressed up, leave family parties and sporting events, and…
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What Are You Lucky For?

Grace reminds us of the beauty in the scars. “Dad, you’re so lucky.” I heard these words while preparing for a business trip. Recognizing the truth within them transformed the way I saw myself that day. Embracing the truth…
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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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