How Reading Promotes Empathy and Drives Innovation Today’s guest post is by one of my favorite Portlandites (and people in general) Justin Zoradi. Justin runs a global education organization empowering young people to become leaders and fight poverty. He’s guest posted before and I hope he offers more to this blog in the future. You can […]
Just about every good thing in life has come to us because we were not satisfied with something else. Dissatisfied with debt, we created a budget, dissatisfied with loneliness we joined a community. Conflict isn’t a bad thing, it’s a GREAT thing. Those who avoid conflict just create more and more conflict. Conflict avoidant people […]
By now, you’ve probably heard about Bob Goff. He’s the construction lawyer who is changing the world by loving individuals. He’s the American Consul to Uganda who closes major deals on a satellite phone from rural africa, stands between his children and an angry bear and hosts a parade down his street every year. In […]
Growing up as a Christian I was taught I should forgive and accept everybody. I still believe that. But what forgiving and accepting has looked like over the years has changed. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received was given to me by my friend Ben. We were taking a break from a […]
If you’re a decent writer, one tip that will take your writing over the top is to lose the word “that.” I learned this from William Zennser in his book “On Writing Well.” Instead of saying “I believe that we should…” try “I believe we should…” The word “that” makes the sentence weak. It loses […]
Last year I happened to run into Sir Ken Robinson in a bar in the Caribbean. I was speaking at a small conference, taking a break and suffering in the warm sun on a perfect beach (this rarely happens in my life. I live in Portland, Oregon remember. I deserved this) It began to rain […]
Today’s guest post is from my old friend Bob Goff. Bob has a book coming out next month called Love Does and you can pre-order it here. Here’s an excerpt: Ever since I was a kid I wanted to sail across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. Every other year, there’s a race from Los Angeles […]
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