As 2022 comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back on some of the Friday Forward stories that seemed to strike a chord this year. Wherever we are in life, the scoreboard resets to zero in 2023—I hope these lessons will help you start the new year on a great note.

The Arena (#321)

This year was a brutal one in the markets, with several prominent companies losing their stature, and several well-known leaders facing widespread criticism, often for the first time. In times like this, it’s crucial to remember just how hard it is to step into the arena and bring an entrepreneurial vision to life and make our judgments accordingly. Read Post

Exposure Therapy (#331)

There is a growing trend in society to conflate physical danger and emotional discomfort, resulting in a movement to limit exposure to anything that may cause either. As this trend continues, we need to pay attention to the unintended consequences. Read Post

Happy When (#334)

Too often, we get caught in the trap of believing happiness is dependent on the things we acquire, or the recognition we get from others. But in reality, true happiness and fulfillment come when we achieve things aligned with our core values and goals. Read Post

Think Freely (#339)

This summer, I took the first break I’ve ever taken from Friday Forward, allowing me to travel and spend fully present time with friends and family. When I returned, I had newfound appreciation for the importance of making space in our scheduled lives for free, deliberate thinking. Read Post

Yes & No (#353)

While learning to say yes opened up many doors earlier in my career, learning to say no has ensured that I am focused on making my highest contribution today, without being distracted. Honing our judgment for when to use these two words is one of the most important steps to higher achievement. Read Post

Thank you all for reading and sharing Friday Forward in 2022. I hope you have a happy, safe, healthy New Year.

Quote of The Week

“You can’t really focus without looking back and forward at the same time.”


–Bill Laswell