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Life Design

Investing for an Uncertain Future: PYP 395

Those of us in one kind or another of “limbo” – life, career, relationship – are all facing the same question: what do we do with our time and energy right now to support our future? When the future is so uncertain, our old “default” answers can feel insufficient. Today I talk about my own… Read More

The Silver Lining of Constraints: PYP 387

I’m very very constrained these days. And those same constraints also are providing opportunities for me to shake up my routines, innovate, and come out of this with a better, more integrated life. How can you benefit from the constraints that are currently imposed on you? Read More

Solving the Passion Paradox with Brad Stulberg: PYP 368

Brad Stulberg returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, The Passion Paradox, co-written with Steve Magness.  On the one hand, we’re supposed to “follow our passion.”  On the other hand, we’re supposed to lead a “balanced life.” Well, guess what? You can have a passionate life, or a balanced life. So which do you… Read More

Self-care for Busy Professionals with Diane Randall: PYP 311

As a newly divorced mother of two small children and high-powered professional, Diane Randall had let her health take a back seat to all her responsibilities. Overweight, diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, she was jolted into action by a doctor’s warning that her current trajectory was going to take years off her… Read More

Defeating Distraction and Living Powerfully with Chris Bailey: PYP 301

When you’re doing a video podcast with the guy who wrote the book on focus and mastering our attention, you don’t take lots of notes. Instead, you look at your guest and stay present to the wisdom and insight he’s dropping left and right. Which explains why I don’t have a lot of show notes… Read More

Launching Your Next Chapter with Sanyin Siang: PYP 295

Sanyin Siang is a CEO Coach, Author, and the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University. In other words, quite a big deal. Read More

Tina Seelig on Designing Our Ideal Life Through Creativity: PYP 250

These days I’m really into creativity, and how we can foster it, and how it can help us lead happier and more fulfilled lives. Plus it’s fun. So when I saw today’s guest, Tina Seelig, give 90 seconds of truly excellent advice to Daniel Pink’s audience in his PinkCast, I reached out to see if… Read More

Designing Your Life with Dave Evans and Bill Burnett: PYP 243

Dave Evans and Bill Burnett are co-authors of the New York Times bestselling Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. You may not have heard of them, but their design work has almost certainly touched your life. You know Dave’s work if you’ve ever used an Apple mouse or laser printer. And Bill’s designs include the hinges… Read More