If you watch too much news or spend too much time in the dark depths of the internet, you might start to believe that the world is a cold place where evil triumphs over good. That we are constantly in danger of being attacked by some dangerous “other.”
There are many ways to respond to a feeling like this. You might emotionally withdraw from thinking too much about issues that matter. You might become angry and point fingers at the “other side.” You might even decide that life is simply the process of occupying our time as we slowly march towards the inevitable end.
Or, you could lean into the feeling of discomfort. You could explore the questions. You could acknowledge the ways in which we have power to control the narrative. In a word, you could choose to lead. To care. To rally the people in your community to do the same, even when they don’t agree with you on every issue.
I write for the people who choose the latter path (hopefully that’s you).
In other words, I write about the ways in which we, as individuals, can make a positive impact in the world. I do this through daily short-form writing and occasional long-form essays that combine personal observations, research, and storytelling.
Whether in the worlds of business, government, or nonprofit, I’m fascinated by the people and organizations who fight to build a better world. I’m convinced that individual leadership — from people like you — is the key to transforming the institutions that shape our society. As individuals, we can practice this kind of leadership at home, at work, as consumers, as activists, and beyond.
In reading my writing, I hope you’ll become more empowered, emboldened, and determined to practice courageous leadership in your day to day life. I hope you’ll walk away inspired to live your life from a place of love and understanding. That you’ll seek out ways to serve others generously. That you’ll restore your faith in the importance of doing good works in the world.
I believe hope wins over fear. And through my writing, I want to help you spread a sense of hope to the people in your community.
So thanks for reading. I hope you’ll stick around a while.
Oh, and if you want a more formal bio about me, you can find that here.
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