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

Common: Fear of the worst-case scenario leading to inaction. Uncommon:…


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

Common: Asking numerous ‘how’ questions (How can I get better grades? How can I…


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

Common: Failing to see how unusual activities can offer life-changing……


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

Common: Feeling overwhelmed or underwhelmed while trying to win the generic…


The 3 C's of modern currency - The 1st 'C'

Common: Underestimating the impact of communication, community, and creativity…


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

Common: Assuming the common explanation is the best and only explanation.…


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

Common: Accepting the beliefs and behaviors embedded in the status quo as…


Being uncommon means...

I don't believe anyone sets out in life to be mediocre, ordinary, or "common."…


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

Common: Subscribing to traditional beliefs about a universal reality with…


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

Common: Unintended negative consequences due to assuming there is a space…


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

Common: Spending time, money, and energy on education without converting it to…


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

Common: A mundane life of sheltered by comfort and convenience. Uncommon:My…