Expectations Fell Short…. What Now

My coffee cup was full, Spotify’s Tropical House playlist was on point, I had settled into my chair, and was fully committed to working on a presentation for the next few hours.  Everything was perfect for productivity. The optimism was palpable as I dove into my work. The flow state […]

Be The UMBC of Your Career

If you haven’t been following March Madness, UMBC is the first number 16-seed to defeat a 1-seed in the tournament.  This has NEVER happened in the history of the tournament.  Not only that, but they have stolen the hearts of many in their short, two game experience during the weekend.  […]

Your Playlist Predicts Your Success

I can’t write without having music playing in the background.  I follow a lot of playlists on Spotify, but one of my favorites for writing is the upbeat Pop Rising. The Pop Rising playlist boasts of playing the hits of tomorrow, today.  The playlist identifies the songs that Spotify thinks […]

Going Back To The Basics

I recently read Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson. I’ll be honest, I was hoping that the book would uncover the hidden solution to better sleep. I expected some exotic tip- one that I would never have thought of on my own and one that would transform the way I sleep. […]