IT’S YOUR HOUR: Blog

Quit Today, Right Now

It almost exploded. All over the neurologist’s office in Hinkle Fieldhouse in the middle of America. I almost lost my brain. I was born and raised in the Midwest. If you had any athletic ability, you played sports. Sports was a thing. Culture revolved around it....

Your ‘Life Purpose’ is a Myth

She wanted to kill herself. She wanted to end her life. And for what? I am about to tell you. She messaged me, hysterical. She was an acquaintance of mine from college and found me on Facebook. She was depressed and lonely. She wanted it to...

How To Escape A Slow Cubicle Death

If you have a 9-to-5 job, you probably have a target on your back. You may not even realize it, but here is what it says. “Fire me whenever you’d like and with no warning. I will probably be screwed when you do, but you...

5 Ways to De-Clutter Your Life

His name was Steve Loffredo. I am almost certain he is still alive. So, his name is still Steve. He was my favorite professor at CUNY Law School. He was the smartest man I met during law school. In three years, I only saw him...

The Future of Mentorship

I have figured out how to live multiple lives without having to die first. Think about this. We have one life. I don’t know if that is true, but that’s what I have been told. Let’s just assume it is true for this post. If we...

The 10,000 Hour Celebration

One year, I drank 2 martinis at our family dinner on Christmas Eve. My family is Catholic, so we went to midnight mass after dinner, and I was drunk. The whole mass. After 2 martinis, I was wasted. I could not stop laughing during the...

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How to Become a TED Speaker

I was in her bedroom. I was only in 6th grade. She was my first real crush. Blonde hair, blue eyes. She was beautiful. Once a month, she ran away from home and came to my screened in porch. I would comfort her. Then my...

The 10 Commandments of Being Your Own Boss

She dropped 4 glasses of ice water on the table. They fell off her serving tray and onto the table. The water then spilled everywhere. All over her customers laps and clothes and food. She said, “F*** it.” Then she walked out of the restaurant....