What 26.2 Miles Has Taught Me So Far

Sunday, my wife and I completed the Columbus Marathon — all 26.2 miles of it. It was my first full marathon. It was her second, because she’s twice as nuts as I am. Full disclosure: we walked it, it took us 7.5 hours, and it ...Read the rest

I Hate Fall

I hate fall. There, I said it. Let the angry responses begin. Yeah, yeah, the leaves are pretty for a week or two. The “crispness” in the air is a nice change for some, I suppose. To me, Fall signals that Summer is over and ...Read the rest

Spark Your Significance with Jon Petz

  Join us for the official Columbus book launch of Jon Petz’s powerful new work!   This is MUCH more than a book signing. Join Jon as he leads you through a profound and powerful interactive experience that will forever shift the way you view ...Read the rest

The Shortcut To Being Really, Really Good At Anything.

What do you want to be really, really good at? While there is no silver bullet, this shortcut comes pretty close: To get really, really good at anything, practice radically good behavior in that area.   Some examples: Want to be really, really good at ...Read the rest

How I’ve Been Married For 24 Years

I’ve been watching record numbers of new subscribers join our tribe over the past few weeks. The number of comments and replies has also gone through the roof. Last week’s podcast, The Top 10 Lessons I Learned From My Sabbatical, is now the most listened ...Read the rest

The Top 10 Lessons From My 6-Week Sabbatical

This summer, I stepped away from work for 6 weeks for my first sabbatical. After 15 years of running sparkspace, I began to get a little foggy about the future. I won’t go into all of that here because you can read all about that ...Read the rest

Where New Possibilities Come From

First of all, I just have to say I LOVE the increased interaction I’ve had lately with readers via the comments section. It’s fun to talk to you and I love hearing your ideas and contributions. I’m getting as much inspiration (maybe more) from you as ...Read the rest

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – J.M. Barrie

A 2-Step Formula To Make The World Better

I’m going to lay out a 2-step formula that I guarantee will solve 99.999% of the frustration and disappointment in the world. If you follow it, this formula will also instantly make you a much better service provider, employee, boss, spouse, co-worker, friend, parent, child, and neighbor. 1. Do ...Read the rest

You, yes YOU. THANK YOU!

The votes are in and once again, the really smart people of Central Ohio have voted for sparkspace as the Best Meeting Space in Columbus! We’ve held the honor for 4 out of the past 5 years. We lost by a small margin last year ...Read the rest