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What’s Holding You Back? “I work at Walmart.”

Earlier this year, I asked people across the country to answer this question, "The one thing that is preventing me from creating more depth in my life professionally/personally right now is ______ ." Of all the responses I received, this one stuck out to me. "I work at Walmart." Here's why this hit me… It's [...]

By |2020-10-06T08:38:22-05:00October 6th, 2020|

Fill in the blank… I would describe experiencing “depth” in my life as: _____

Wake up, kiss my wife, drop the kids at school, work, come home, eat dinner, run to activities, and sleep… then complete that same routine again tomorrow. And the day after. Life on repeat. That was me – and I knew there had to be more. Since starting my blog, Depth Not Width, I've been [...]

By |2020-09-14T15:06:28-05:00September 14th, 2020|

What is causing you the most stress or anxiety today?

This was the fourth question on my Summer 2020 Depth Check-Up survey. I began by asking people to choose their current frame of mind: optimistic and excited, uncertain and unsure, or anxious and fearful. Then I asked people to sum up their current experience in three words, followed by a question asking them what they [...]

By |2020-09-04T11:31:42-05:00September 4th, 2020|

Hey America, how are you doing today?

COVID-19, George Floyd, the election cycle, virtual learning, social distancing, unemployment, unknowns, and uncertainty… When I introduced the 2020 Depth Check-Up and asked people to share how they're handling all of this, it was rooted in a deep curiosity about how we're coping with all of this. It was my way of asking the world, [...]

By |2020-08-21T20:50:54-05:00August 21st, 2020|

What three words describe how you’re feeling today?

In the Summer 2020 Depth Check-Up, I asked you to describe how you're feeling right now in three words. Here's the unedited version of what you shared with me...  “Hopeful, doubtful, questioning” “anticipation, relaxed, optimistic” “Hopeful, excited for future possibilities, peace” “Fearful” “Anxious” “Uncertain” “Tired, sad and hot (its too humid out & can't cool [...]

By |2020-08-21T20:41:17-05:00August 21st, 2020|

Some Early Insights from the Summer 2020 Depth Check Up…

I wanted to share some early insights from the Summer 2020 Depth Check Up that I began last week, focused on digging into how we’re all doing right now. If you haven’t participated yet, please consider taking five minutes to add your own insights. The responses I’ve received so far have been real and raw, [...]

By |2020-08-11T08:07:18-05:00August 11th, 2020|

Here’s to staying on that bull named COVID…

My twins started driver's ed today. Like almost everything these days that resembles a meeting with a group of people, they're using Zoom. At fourteen, I just witnessed them both experience the terror of their first Zoom call. Their browsers didn't support Zoom, so they had to download the app… Click here... Almost downloaded... Here [...]

By |2020-08-03T13:49:22-05:00August 3rd, 2020|