End of Summer

It's Labor Day, and the end of summer is upon us. I spent the weekend out in Palm Springs. It was extremely hot, but the early morning was perfect for running followed by a refreshing jump into the pool. Palm Springs is one of my most favorite places to run.…

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Taking my Seat in the Warrior's World

At about the same time we successfully launched our General Availability v1.0.0 release, our new website, and unveiled Reaction to the world at a large industry conference, we moved from our beloved home in Venice, and my dad started hospice. I know that's a big sentence. I lived…

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Beginner's Mind

I love this article in The New York Times, (It's Great to) Suck at Something. "If we accept our failures and persevere nonetheless, we might provide a respite from the imperative to succeed and instead find acceptance in trying. Failing is O.K. Better still, isn’t it a relief?…

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Wildflowers

I took the day off work yesterday and hiked in the Malibu hills. The wildflowers were even more spectacular than anticipated. The yellows, whites, reds, purples, oranges, and greens were simply amazing. California, you win.…

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Relax Something

My yoga teacher will often say "relax something" when we're in the midst of some insanely hard pose. It's a simple thing, but it always works. I realize that I can relax my jaw, my tongue, my shoulders, my toes, or something. By relaxing something, my mind and body are…

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Just Breathe

Here's a simple thing that I do during my day to stay focused and centered. Before I walk into a meeting (whether in person, video, or phone), I close my eyes, take three deep breaths, and then I join the meeting. This simple, quick break has had a profound impact…

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