The deviously simple question to create a fulfilling life

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The book I've read the most is by far, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior." In the book, the secondary character asks a question to the protagonist, which you can use in your own life if you're interested in building a fulfilling life. In essence,…

Overcoming negative criticism from ridiculous people

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Several moons ago, a “helpful” reader reached out to me. And, like the kind soul he was, he wanted to provide me with some “constructive feedback.” Kristians #1 rule of criticism: “When people say they’re going to give you…

Leadership lessons from my date with a Bollywood extra

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A couple of months ago, I was on a date with a girl who was an extra in a Bollywood movie. A little bit of context: She’ a 6 feet tall Scandinavian girl with long blonde hair, very blue eyes, and very, very long legs. Let’s just…

How to overcome any fear and insecurity as a leader

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Two years ago, I was responsible for arranging a bachelor party for my best friend, who’s extremely afraid of heights. So, as the great friend that I am, I obviously planned an activity that took place 160+ feet up in the air. Specifically,…

The Polarity of Leadership: The secret to a high-performance team

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Today I’d like to share a business strategy and leadership mindset with you. It’s called the “Polarity of Leadership.” Let me give you an example to explain what it is and how to use it in your current situation: Think back…

The bottleneck of any leader (and any business)

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A couple of weeks ago, I read a quote I hadn’t seen in a while. And, there’s a great similarity between this quote and any type of success you’re hoping to achieve -- whether in your business, personal relationship, personal goals,…