I came across an article the other day that struck me. Banks will collect more than $30 billion in overdraft fees in 2020 This headline brought me back to my first years in banking and investments and how this headline is an ongoing gap in the financial service industry, even now - almost 16 years... Continue Reading →
This year was pivotal for me in many ways. I'm sure it was the same for many of you. Even though there were many more, here are 10 things that I hold close as we head into 2021. Happy New Year.
If we zoom out, we may come to see the fact that we - human beings - live in a vast ecosystem far greater than ourselves. Earth. If we zoom out further, we may come to see the fact that Earth, a life force in and of itself, lives within a vast ecosystem greater than... Continue Reading →
When we are young, we have no choice. Our imagination is all that we have. There is no past. There is nothing to reminisce. There is nothing to morn. There is nothing to hold on to. But soon, without counsel, we are nudged forward. Forward into experience. Into discovery. Hope. Love. Loss. And all those... Continue Reading →
It is an evolutionary advantage to worry. It is an evolutionary advantage to worry. Because when we worry, our body physiologically becomes in a state of survival - which in turn heightens our awareness and likelihood of survival. But here's another truth:
Recently in my life, the notion of success has come up over and over again. Quite a bit. There is an axiom within our cultural lexicon that time and time again brings us back to the notion that success seemingly pushes us away from "ourselves". That it forces you to become many things; anything but your true self.
Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if we did two things differently. If in the face of adversity, against the tugging will of our lizard brain, we looked around for someone less fortunate than ourselves and helped them. x If in the face of success and prosperity we helped ourselves.
There was a moment in history, we as people looked up for the very first time [at the stars] and never would it be the same. We brought our own relevance and capabilities into question with a majesty that, to this day, maintains an unrelenting hold on our lives. As sophisticated as we may feel we have become, as progressive as we may imagine we are, rest assured most of us find ourselves petrified by the thought of failure.