Kent Healy

Welcome. I'm Kent. I think (too much). I write (too little). I share (and people seem to like it). Thousands of them - curious wonderlusts just like you and me. Join us for consistently occasional emails that may just expand your mind & life.

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Be your own consultant or be fired

The new currency: Imagination – Why artists will rule the future

When planning becomes a crutch – The woes of reaction and inaction

Why most people don’t succeed – How you can be the exception

Invoice yourself – What are you (really) worth?

Don’t be outsourced – How the right-brain can make you invaluable (Part 1)

Don’t be outsourced – 10 ways to become indispensable (Part 2)

A Warning: 3 Reasons why most advice is bad advice

I can’t or I won’t? – A common case of self-delusion

Why Conventional Education Is Failing Us – A Valedictorian Speaks Out (Part 1)

Why conventional education is failing us – Interview with valedictorian Erica Goldson (Part 2)

Why you should run your life like a start-up company

The “Remotel” Work Excursion – An experiment in productivity

Why work does not often happen at work – Featuring Jason Fried

Never get a “real” job – An exclusive interview with Scott Gerber

Two causes of our greatest problems: The uninformed and the misinformed

Assume the consequences – How assumptions direct our lives

What if I assumed the opposite?

How learning can get in the way of earning – A surprising confession (Part 1)

HOW and WHY you should assess your life

Choosing adventure over comfort and convenience – A new New Years theme

Why earning can be more important than learning (Part 2)

The Real World Myth – The tale of two realities (Part 1)

The Real World Myth – Is someone else’s reality holding you back? (Part 2)

Being uncommon means…

10 ways to be uncommonly productive

Uncommon profile: Natalie Sisson – Candid confessions from a suitcase entrepreneur

6 ways to be independent-minded in a world of conformity and convention

10 uncommon lessons I learned in college (Part 2)

10 uncommon lessons I learned in college (Part 3)

The future of the “educated” person – From “their” brand to yours

Uncommon Profile: Colin Wright – Exiled from the Status Quo

How to become smarter by doing less in the information age

Never assume the obvious is true – A creed for an uncommon life

The 3 C’s of modern currency – The 1st ‘C’

The 3 C’s of modern currency – The 2nd ‘C’

The 3 C’s of modern currency – The 3rd ‘C’

The uncommon power of trial, error, and the evolution of ideas

Why success has nothing to do with being part of the ‘elite’

15 surprising and powerful life lessons I’ve learned while surfing

How I shortchanged myself for a 3.98 GPA – and what I would have done differently

In Halloween spirit: Fighting fear with fear – When the scarecrow confronts his nightmare

Talent is overrated

Why “whatever it takes” is a flawed strategy

The uncommon life realized – 2011 recap & lessons learned

Ditch the commencement baggage

If you’re going to work, build an awesome sandcastle

Voyager beware: The journey to the unknown always appears longer, larger, and more difficult

How playing dumb makes you smarter

The ‘exchange of value’ solution – And something you may not know about me

The raw truth about finding your passion

A recent collection of artfully uncommon musings

The unreasonable power of embracing paradox – How uncommon results are birthed

One emotion at a time – A practical philosophy for conquering fear

The perils of personal progress – With Charlie Hoehn

2012 in review


The 3 tiers of personal & professional life – Where compensation & liberation collide


Freedom is dangerous — And why I no longer pursue it


10 uncommon lessons I learned in college (Part 1)


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