On “Near Pressure” and the Quest for Perfection

When I was a kid, I learned all about peer pressure and how to deal with it. At some point, however, peer pressure morphed into what I’m calling “near pressure” (for no other reason than it rhymes with peer pressure). For the sake of these thoughts, I’m defining near pressure as the pressure I feel … Continue reading

The Power of “You Just Know”

I’ve spent the better part of the last three years talking about “aha moments.” In my company’s work with Mutual of Omaha, we’ve recorded more than 3,000 people sharing their aha moment stories. I’ve also spent the last couple of years reading, writing and speaking about authenticity and its crucial role in our quest to … Continue reading