Freedom is dangerous — And why I no longer pursue it

Ever since my ambition-charged teen years, I've sought a higher degree of…


End hiatus. Begin resuscitation.

It's been a long time since I've posted an update to the The Uncommon Life. But…


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

We all know that different jobs carry different responsibilities and…


2012 in review

It has proven to be true for me: Every year appears to pass faster than the…


The perils of personal progress - With Charlie Hoehn

Common: Attempting to play “the game” better than the person next to us.…


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

Common: To view one’s natural emotional tendencies as impulsive, fleeting, and…


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

Common: The belief that the path to great success is paved with compromises.…


A recent collection of artfully uncommon musings

I know, my recent absence has been abominable. But I have not been MIA without…


The raw truth about finding your passion

Common: Believing that passion strikes us serendipitously and miraculously…


The 'exchange of value' solution - And something you may not know about me

Common: Listening to advice and temporary barriers that bury inner passions.…


How playing dumb makes you smarter

Common: Taking the initial and/or frequent comments as the whole truth and…


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

Common: When the stigma of the unknown creates overwhelm and inaction.…