What’s on the Horizon for You?

“Faith is the state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind.” – Napoleon Hill author of Think and Grow Rich (written in 1937) Now that we’ve talked about spirituality, let’s explore belief and faith in ideas and people. Before you get anxious though and want

Your Personal Oath

I was struck last week by the enormous lost opportunity of people going through life without a commitment. Not to their work, not to their partner, not to their children, not to their fellow drivers. (They’re not paying attention to the road anyhow, right?) Not even to themselves. If this is you, please consider making

Delving into Spirituality

“Oh, life is bigger It’s bigger Than you and you are not me The lengths that I will go to The distance in your eyes Oh no, I’ve said too much I set it up That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spotlight Losing my religion…” Losing My Religion By R.E.M. What does

Self-Care

If you have traveled at all, you have most likely heard the flight attendant tell you in case of an emergency to place the oxygen mask on yourself first before anyone else. Why is that? It’s because the only way you can help care for someone else is if you’re able to breathe yourself. As

Honesty without Self-deception

Let’s talk about honesty. Not cash register honesty where you pay a certain amount and the cashier does not pocket your change. That’s the type of honesty that is intended to denote morality in choosing not to lie, cheat, or steal in any way. Let’s all be honest in that way on a regular basis.

How to Learn to Love Feedback

Most of us know that feedback is essential to growing personally and professionally. The problem is that the words that can most help you grow are often the hardest to hear. As a result, we all have moments when we avoid it like the plague. So how do we learn to tolerate, and even crave

The Power of Choice

On average, how do people respond when you ask them how they’re doing? Do they say they’re fine? A common acronym for fine is: F – F-ed up I – Insecure N – Neurotic E – Emotional Or how about some more answers to “how are you?”: busy, crazy, overwhelmed, and tired, perhaps? On top

The Expert’s Guide To Gratitude

At some point growing up, most of us were faced with the following scenario: We wrong our sister, brother, young neighbor or a classmate. Having been scolded by our parents for being rude or perhaps pulling their hair, the adult authorities gave us the following instructions. “Now you go over and apologize to your brother.”

I Know Why You’re Not Popular

I’m willing to bet my Aston Martin (OK, fine, I’ll bet both of them) that your mother or father once told you, “don’t worry about what the popular kids think about you.” Fast forward to this past week, and I was told the exact same message by so-many-I-lost-count “influencers” in my LinkedIn newsfeed. The past

What’s Stopping You?

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’ve been here before? You can’t quite put a finger on what feels so familiar, but it’s definitely like a 2-star remake of Groundhog’s Day. There’s nothing more discouraging than that feeling deep down in your gut of knowing you’re fighting the same battle as yesterday. I

Merde! It’s The Holidays

It’s that magical time of year when all the unprepared people of the world start losing their sh*t. Or as the French like to say, “ou est ma merde de Noël?” Actually they don’t say that, but it sounds more refined, so let’s stick with it. Yes, it’s the time of year to truly fake

The Stoic Tao of Orr

There are many famous images in the history of sports photography. Michael Jordan scoring the winning basket in the 1998 NBA finals, Willie Mays’ famous 1954 World Series basket catch, Mohammed Ali standing over the fallen Sonny Liston in 1965 all come to mind. Included in that distinguished collection must certainly be the iconic photo

Your Finest Hour

On the morning of June 6th, 1944, General Theodore Roosevelt found himself in the English Channel heading for the beaches of Normandy. Before you think that I am confusing my American history here, let me point out that I am not referring to the famed Rough Rider and former President of the United States Teddy

A Few Good Men, And Many Awesome Women

Have you met Nisa Amoils? That’s her in the photo above. I know what you’re thinking, “Boyd, you get to chat with all the lawyers-turned-media-executives-turned-beauty-entrepreneurs-turned-venture-capitalists. It must be tough.” I’m here to set the record straight. Firstly, yes, I get to chat with some phenomenal men and women. But rarely do I talk about them

Compare, Yes. Envy, No.

It’s 11pm and you’re tired. Look at you: binge watching Netflix again while multi-tasking a mind-numbing scroll on social media. You silently take in Jason’s perfect family photos during his 18-day trip abroad. You then make your way through Sarah’s new album of her absolutely seamless, high-end party she recently threw for her boss’s best

It’s A Woman’s World

How Wonder Woman navigated the Hollywood Boys club minefield and what every businesswoman can learn from that. 2017 is being heralded as The Year of the Woman in Hollywood and to a certain extent that is indeed the case. But look at the bar on which we are grading. The percentage of wide avail films directed or produced by women have historically been in the single digits so the fact that we are making any sort of progress in that field is admirable but it also brings to mind the phrase once you’re at the bottom the only way to go is up. And if you compare the film business with other industries you’ll see that women in film aren’t making the kind of inroads that other female executives are making.

Is Stoicism The New Sexy?

The answer is yes. There’s nothing sexier than a cool, calm, low resting heart rate. Sexy indeed. But what do you envision when you picture a true Stoic? Go ahead…picture it. Well…? You pictured Angela Merkel, right? No, wait. Margaret Thatcher. Oh, I got it! Queen Elizabeth. For many people, the initial idea of Stoicism

The World Needs You

Hello, I’m Boyd Falconer. I’m pretty good at tackling issues like strategy, focus, leadership and purpose. In contrast, I suck at tackling Excel spreadsheets, supply chain, football, marketing, painting and golf. Let’s throw in singing too. So why listen to me? Because the world needs you! The effort and resources I put into this website

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