The Fear of Failure

Since 2013, the number one fear of those that attend Patterns is the fear of failure. Every single student has alluded to it in one way or the other. This idea begs to be dissected. Why do we fear failure so much? I believe one reason is that we’re too concerned about what other people […]

Picking the Best Idea

New ideas come to us every day. Especially those of us who have learned to be in tune with opportunities and ways to improve the world around us. A question I get asked often is, “How do I choose which idea to do first?”. Many times it can even go a step further. Many people […]

Letting Your Life Die

The truth about our lives is that they have ups and downs, peaks and valleys. There are hard times that we have to push through and emerge triumphant on the other side. What about those times when the universe just hits you when you are down? What about those times when everything around you seems […]

Taking a Few Things Seriously

Minimalism is often misunderstood as a process of eliminating material possessions. What minimalists have come to understand is that our capacity to enjoy, use and appreciate thousands of items in our lives just isn’t possible for those that value the available space in our minds. The flippant act of commercialism not only clutters our material […]