Articles and resources to help you discover your purpose, find a career you’ll love and design a life around your passions.  I also provide examples of exercises to help you be more discipline, influence those around you, and form habits that will enrich your life. 

 

  • You Have The Power, You Can Design Your Life

    A new job. My own blog. And now a new city. What was just a vision 18 months ago, has finally become a reality.  It didn’t happen overnight.  It didn’t happen the way I would’ve predicted, but it happened.  I overcame the uncertainties I had last year as I sat in my cube in Boston.  […]

  • Land your Dream Job with this Interview Template

    Even after fighting through the gauntlet of grueling job boards and countless informational interviews, landing that perfect job is far from over.   Despite your hard work to this point, the interview process still looms up ahead.  A successful interview can be the difference between attaining your dream job and being thrust right back into […]

  • Design Your Life using The Odyssey Plan

    If you want to build your ideal life it has to begin with you.  No one is going to sit you down and tell you it’s time to start planning.  No one is going to show you your path. It’s up to you to decide when to start and which direction to choose.  To be […]

  • 5 Steps to End Suffering & Find a Purposeful Life

    A month ago I was on the other side of the world traveling through Japan on the trip of my dreams.  Everything was perfect… on most days.   But on some days I struggled.   I struggled to find joy despite the beauty around me.  I struggled to find contentment despite the fact that I […]

  • After Years of Darkness, My Eyes are Finally Open

    I used to walk this world blind.  I used to let other people show me the way. In college, I turned to my friends to help me decide on a major.  In the early days of my career I let my colleagues alter my path. I used to tell myself I didn’t know what I […]

  • Three Methods for Fighting your Quarter Life Crisis

    There was a time not too long ago that I felt a lot like you. I felt purposeless. I felt lost. I felt like I was wasting time. The career I had worked so hard to build no longer made sense to me. My life suddenly lacked purpose. I was devastated. And the worst part? […]

  • Why I’m Done with “Self” Help

    Sometimes I question my own motives.  I often wonder if the way I’m living is the right way. Over the last few years I’ve been reaching higher and higher.  I reach for the next level in my career.  I plan a trip to a new continent.  I launch a blog. It’s always more, more, more.  […]

  • Overcome Your Fears to Find Your Ideal Life (Thoughts from Japan)

    I won’t sit here right now and tell you 10 reasons why you should go to Japan or give you 51 travel tips for your next vacation abroad.  That’s not what this blog’s about.    This is not a travel blog.  This is a blog about uncovering your life’s purpose and creating your own ideal […]

  • How to Become an Informational Interview All-Star

    The job hunt can be a grind, but I think I found a way to help ease your pain.  Over the past year as I explored various career paths and eventually landed my ideal job, I also became a master at the informational interview in the process.  By the end of my job search I had […]

  • 5 Things You Can Do Now to Land Your Next Promotion

    When I entered the corporate world five years ago I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know what to wear. I didn’t know how to handle office small talk.  And I especially didn’t know how to speak to big executives. I didn’t have a clue. I was a tiny little pawn thrust […]

  • Turn a Painful Job Search into a Lifestyle Redesign

    So you’ve decided it’s time to explore your options. This job isn’t what you thought it was. You’re overworked.  You need more money.  Maybe you just need change. But where do you start? You were so certain that this was the job for you. This was supposed to be the step to catapult your career […]

  • 7 Reasons Why You Need a Coach (even if you think you don’t)

    OK, so everywhere you turn you keep hearing this concept of a “coach,” but what the hell does that even mean?  The only coach you can remember is the one that yelled at you when you didn’t want to take a header in soccer practice. You probably haven’t had a coach in your life since your […]

  • Face Your Fears Because No One Else Will

    I used to hide from my problems. I used to let them pile on top of each other in the back of my mind thinking they’d magically evaporate. I remember graduating senior year of college with no job lined up and student loan payments staring me right in the face. I remember thinking it would […]

  • 5 Exercises to Help You Find What You’re Meant to Do

     The reason most people never find the work they are meant to do is because they never start looking in the first place.  It’s easy to let your life pass by year after year without ever stopping to ask what’s really important to you.     These questions are scary and their answers could lead to a big […]

  • Bring Enthusiasm and Authenticity to Everything You Do

    The key to success is to bring enthusiasm and authenticity into every conversation expecting magic.

  • Podcast with Thom Walters: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

    This week I was lucky enough to be featured on my very first podcast!  Thom Walters, creator of the highly rated Zen Commuter podcast, had me on his show where we discussed my experience as a new meditator. In this 45 minute episode, we talk about the origin of my meditation practices, how it’s helped me live with more courage, and helpful tips […]

  • 5 Daily Habits to Unlock a Purposeful Life

    Note: This is a post I wrote a few months back but had taken it down.  Here it is remastered: We are constantly bombarded with advice on how to live a more productive and healthier lifestyle. We hear all about how we need to eat well, exercise and get a good night’s sleep. But beyond […]

  • 14 Articles to Accelerate your Personal Growth

    At this point in the year, many people’s New Years resolutions have already turned to dust. Even you probably have one or two that you’ve pushed to 2018.  But what if instead of these feeble resolutions you could implement permanent changes in your life.  What if you could implement habits that could shift your mindset and accelerate your […]

  • 13 Motivational Quotes For Overcoming Self-Doubt & Chasing Your Dreams

    During any difficult pursuit there will be challenging times.  There will be moments that you want to quit.  Dark thoughts will arise telling you that you’re not good enough.  People in your life will discourage you. It’s moments like these when you can turn to the advice from our greatest thought leaders of modern day and from […]

  • Motion Creates Emotion: The Blogging Effect

    Some will say it’s just a blog.  Others will say it’s a waste of time.  Everyone will think you’re crazy. But what if creating a platform for your ideas is a way to start attracting the life that you want? What if it can lead you to likeminded people from around the world that you […]

  • Ignore the Noise, Chase your Dreams, No Matter the Cost

    Ignore the noise. Ignore the doubters.  Ignore the negativity.   Don’t let those who are afraid to take risks themselves deter you.  Don’t listen to the critics who stand by to watch you fall. Instead, listen to that voice inside your head that speaks when the rest of your world is quiet.  Don’t waiver from […]

  • 8 Books that will Enhance your Personal Growth in 2017

    Ready to flip the page on 2016 and begin 2017 with a clean slate and a new state of mind? Luckily, finding inspiration and creating change in your life doesn’t have to mean traveling half way across the world to meditate in Thailand (although if you can, then by all means do it!).  Instead you can find […]

  • 5 Techniques to Master Discipline 

    “Don’t count on motivation, count on discipline” – Jocko Willink (Ex-Navy SEAL) Finding motivation is the easy part.  We’re motivated all the time.  We’re motivated to study for an important test, to aim for a promotion at work and to slim down before beach season.  But, with motivation alone, we will achieve none of these […]

  • The Most Successful People Lead the Most Uncomfortable Lives

    “The most successful people lead the most uncomfortable lives.” – Unknown During most of my life I lived within the cozy confines of my “comfort zone.” I hung out with the same circle of friends and traveled to familiar vacation spots. I was cautious when it came to trying new foods, meeting new people, and […]

  • Idea Generation: Ramit Sethi’s 1-2 Punch Formula

    Eight months into my quest of turning my passions into an income source, I’ve been largely met with, well… failure.  After spending countless weekend hours working on various projects, I still couldn’t afford a week’s worth of groceries with the money I’ve earned thus far.     So tonight I sit here reflecting on my […]

  • How to Launch Your Blog in 7 Easy Steps

    Have you ever thought about starting your own blog but you’re just not sure where to start? Are you worried that it might be too difficult or too expensive?  I used to think this way too before I launched Straddle The Line last spring. But you know what I found out? Creating your own blog […]

  • Overcoming Self-Doubt: A Mindset Shift

    I’m not good enough. I have nothing to offer. It’s all been done before. Self-doubt. What if I fail? What if I mess up? What if people see me struggle? Fear. I’m too tired. I’ll do it tomorrow. It can wait. Deferment. Maybe I’ll go left. Maybe I’ll go right. Maybe I just won’t move. […]

  • Uncover your Calling with this Simple Equation

    What the secret to unlocking your calling? Check out this simple equation and sample exercise!

  • Sample Newsletter: Fired Up Fridays

    Fired Up Friday: Week 1  Here is your weekly dose of Fired Up Friday, the weekly newsletter from Straddle The Line where I share my top ideas, inspirations and resources.  Thanks and Enjoy! Quote of the Week:  “If you’re going to risk and maybe fail, fail at something that matters.  Fail gloriously so that even […]

  • My Meditative Awakening & 3 Reasons You Should Join Me

    For the first 25 years of my life practicing meditation never even crossed my mind.  It always sounded like some abstract concept meant for hippies and yoga instructors.  It was something I had seen in movies and read about in history books, but never something I thought I could use.  Maybe it was for some […]

  • 18 Principles To Spur Your Personal Growth

    Do you ever feel stuck?  Ever feel like your life doesn’t have a defined direction?  Are there answers out there that seem to allude you?  Today on the blog I give you 18 ways to help you get un-stuck, find a direction and find those answers.  It all starts with finding ways to improve your […]

  • 14 Truths for Mindful Twenty Somethings

    When I first thought about starting a blog, my rational mind instantly rejected the idea.  After all, blogs have been around for years now and you can find a blog about literally anything. What could I contribute to the blogosphere?   What did I have to say that hadn’t already been said?  But you know […]

  • The 6 Most Influential Books For Twenty Somethings

    “A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett For the majority of my life, I never thought of books in this way. When I was a kid reading books seemed like a tedious chore. When I was an adolescent reading felt like homework. And when I was a young adult reading […]

  • Audio Digital Candy: My Top 7 Podcast Recommendations

    Up until about a year and a half ago I never could quite grasp what a podcast was or why I would want to work it into my busy life. Was it an audio book? Was it radio? Was it a talk show? How could it be better than the other types of media I […]

 

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