Stay In The Arena

My son just launched his first blog. I’m extremely proud of him. Not because he’s the greatest 14 year old writer in the world (although he might be). Not because he’s got a much better sense of of humor than I did at his age. Not because ...Read the rest

A “Super” Question To Ask Strangers

Last week I wrote a post that challenged you to come up with a better answer to the question, “What do you do?” One that doesn’t define you by your work, but more by who you really are. I am lovin’ the responses to the post, too! ...Read the rest

The Worst Answer To An Age-Old Question (and yes, you give it)

“So, what do you do?” I bet I get asked that question at least fifteen times in a normal week, maybe twenty to thirty times if I’m traveling (I chat with strangers a lot) and at least a hundred times if I’m attending a conference. My ...Read the rest

Why You Should Let Your Team Dress Up For Halloween

You may not believe this, but I’m more serious about this post than possibly every other post I’ve ever written. I love Halloween and I always have. Just ask my mom, she’ll back me up on this. I have more Halloween decorations than Christmas decorations. ...Read the rest

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

November 14, 2014 – November 14, 2014 300 Marconi Blvd Map and Directions | Register Description: 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 ...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