Starting with the “Other”

Within what we call
our “self.”
there are many

we aren’t fully aware.

we don’t fully understand.

we don’t fully appreciate.

I often hear people say
is about the “other.”

If so,
may our pursuit of empathy
with the recognition
that our understanding of empathy
will become more clear
as the separation between “self” and “other”
becomes less clear.

Who We Think We Should Be


I’ve coached founders
who aspire to make millions of dollars.
I’ve also coached founders
who aspire to help the less fortunate.

Some may easily judge one to be better than the other.


What I find interesting is that both struggled
with the same things.
That is until they learned to let go
of the fixed image
of who they thought they should be.
Whether that was
someone who has millions of dollars or
someone who helps the less fortunate,
it made little difference.