Is There a Difference Between the Expertise Journey and Being The Best?

From a purely competitive standpoint, becoming the best is often an all-or-nothing proposition, and there will be times where we are forced to make choices that help ourselves at the expense of others. If we all strive to be experts, to help each other as we move forward, and use the quest for expertise as an opportunity to build important, lasting relationships, becoming the best can be a useful by-product of our journey, but something we don't need to feel fulfilled.

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Empathy, Awareness and the Need to Belong

The need to belong is an important part of what makes us human. Whether it’s feeling like we’re a part of a club, community, a movement, a mission, or all of the above, this deep desire to be included is one thing that unites us all. This post focuses on a few things I feel I can improve on (and that I think most of us can improve on) when it comes to helping others feel like they belong. 

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