Exactly one year ago. Seth Godin. And working on a project that mattered. [Video]

 Exactly one year ago,  0-yC09gqmbG8a96YGjI spent two weeks working with Seth Godin and 15 other extraordinares. ... More >>

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 Entrepreneurship No Comments

Grace during transitions

Trballerinabeautifulgirlshadowsilhouetteballet-c14ce22b75a23d557400881d631c0621_h_largeansitions are hard.  And often times feel awkward. ... More >>

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Monday, July 21st, 2014 Yoga No Comments

MLT Volunteers with Open Hand in Atlanta

14 - 1MLT is at it again.  Just today, the Atlanta Chapter organized a volunteer activity in downtown Atlanta to pack food for homebound seniors and the underprivileged people in the local community. ... More >>

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 Business School No Comments

Chicago’s Most Eligible Singles 2014 – Thank You Chicago

SinglesA couple weeks ago,  I learned that Chicago magazine selected me as one of the Most Eligible Chicagoans for 2014.  What a fun surprise! ... More >>

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Yoga No Comments

Revive the Dream: April Session with Teach for America and Josh Anderson

photo 4Just a few weeks ago, I organized and hosted the April session for  Revive the Dream.  Our 2013 Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Josh Anderson, a long-time Executive Director of Teach for America.  The topic of the evening was talent in the education field. ... More >>

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Revive the Dream No Comments

Revive the Dream: Session 6 with OneGoal and Sarah Berghorst

March 1Just a few hours ago, I hosted the March session for the Revive the Dream Program.  The RTD program fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Sarah Berghorst, Executive Director of OneGoal in Chicago.  The topic of the evening was college persistence, particularly in Chicago. ... More >>

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 Education No Comments

Yoga, Gratitude and the Lottery

lottoOne of my heroes (and former colleague last summer) Seth Godin once told a story about the importance of being grateful. The story reminded me a lot of the Yama, Aparigraha, which is being grateful for what we have. The story went something like this. ... More >>

Sunday, March 9th, 2014 Business School No Comments

Practice everyday. Shun the non-believers

skepticsSince starting the 100 Day Challenge, I’ve run into skeptical people, including just a few days ago which prompted this post.  People skeptical about the idea of 100 days. ... More >>

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 Yoga No Comments

Revive the Dream: Session 5 with Melinda Spooner and Melissa Zaikos

RTD 2Just yesterday, we hosted the fifth session for the Revive the Dream Fellows Program.  Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Melinda Spooner (Executive Director of Achievement Network) and Melissa Zaikos (CEO of Intrinsic Charter Schools).  The topic of the evening was Technology and the Common Core. ... More >>

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 Revive the Dream No Comments

Yoga 100 Challenge: 1 Week Down

group yogaA quick update on our Yoga 100 project. ... More >>

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Yoga No Comments

The power of once a day. Drip by drip.

sweatOnce a day is easier said than done of course. There are over 360 days and more than 200 working days a year. No matter how you slice it, it’s a lot and it’s way more than the 21 days they say it take to create a habit. Basically in our 100 days of yoga, we’re creating a habit 5 times over. ... More >>

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Yoga No Comments

Generosity matters more than ever

generousIronically, during times of change and moments turmoil most people usually do just the opposite.  Think about it. ... More >>

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Leadership No Comments

Secret office

CR ViewI just got back from a trip to Costa Rica. The trip was extraordinary.  Not only because the country is beautiful and the weather was warm but also because I thought more about my secret office. ... More >>

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 Yoga 1 Comment

100 Days of yoga blog is live and ready to share

challenge-and-changeHow can we be more connected to ourselves and those around us? How can we find change not just in our bodies but also in our minds? ... More >>

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Yoga No Comments

What if I’m afraid I can’t do it?

wantafraidThen you’d be in extraordinary company.  Many people I know have been afraid.  And most people who dare to do big things feel the same way. ... More >>

Monday, January 13th, 2014 Leadership No Comments

Inspirational video on never giving up

ArthurThis is a must see video. I love stories like this, ones that help us understand what we could we accomplish in our lives if we didn’t give up. More people need to see this! But be warned it’s a tear jerker. ... More >>

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Monday, January 6th, 2014 Yoga No Comments

#AskJeremy: Advice on Real Estate Programs and the GMAT

JCW_Logo_blog_photoIn a recent question, a reader in New York asked me asked a question about real estate programs and the GMAT. ... More >>

Saturday, January 4th, 2014 Education 2 Comments

The problem with the edge

edgeI recently wrote  a post about the finding the edge.  How finding it is one of the most important things you can do.  That’s because it’s at the edges where you grow, and where change really happens. But the problem with the edge is that a lot of people never find it. ... More >>

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 Leadership No Comments

Revive the Dream: Session 3 with Adam Anderson of Chicago Public Schools

AdamJust yesterday, we hosted the third session for the Revive the Dream Fellows Program.  Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Adam Anderson.   During the session, the Fellows discussed Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the school closings in early 2013 and Adam’s role as Officer of Portfolio, Panning and Strategy. ... More >>

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 Education No Comments

Are you eating the marshmallow?

Marshmallow TestThere was a famous study done at Stanford University over 30 years ago.  In the study, children were left alone in a room with a marshmallow. They were told that if they didn’t eat it, they would be given another one in fifteen minutes.  What do you think you would have done if you were left in the room at age 5? ... More >>

Monday, December 16th, 2013 Diversity 2 Comments

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