3 Ways to Turn Nothing Into Something

3 Ways to Turn Nothing Into Something

In order to turn nothing into something, you’ve got to start with some ideas and imagination. Ideas that become so powerful in your mind and in your consciousness that they seem real to you even before they become tangible. Imagination that is so strong, you can...
Unlocking the Power of Solitude

Unlocking the Power of Solitude

It sort of does look like a mental health facility, I think to myself. Our ninth-floor condo in Honolulu once appeared sunny and welcoming to me. It was my boyfriend Michael’s biggest complaint, one that I laughed off as pickiness. Now the walls seem to mutate in...
5 Exercises to Improve Your Storytelling Skills

5 Exercises to Improve Your Storytelling Skills

Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it’s perfect. In “Outliers,” it’s called “putting in your 10,000 hours.” In “The Talent Code,” Daniel Coyle names it “deep practice,” small exercises that are both challenging and...
Want to Be a Leader? Lead Yourself First

Want to Be a Leader? Lead Yourself First

At 16, Nero became the emperor of the most powerful civilization in the world. Barely out of diapers, he conquered new lands for Rome and quashed rebellions from the comfort of a palace of unimaginable luxury. Despite his position, Nero has gone down in history for...