Articles by Jeremy Wilson

  • Customer, Will You Come Back Soon?

    Customer, Will You Come Back Soon?

    by on June 17th, 2014

    Want to know if a customer is satisfied? Ask them this question. Or just wait and see if they do. The guy who stops by a new yoga studio to try out a new yoga class. The girl who goes to a new concert venue in hopes … Read More

  • When to Use the Quit Card

    When to Use the Quit Card

    by on June 16th, 2014

    One of the toughest questions that comes up, is when to use the quit card. There are two things I like to think about when deciding whether or not to use a quit card. First, quitting is usually underrated. Most of us … Read More

  • Imagining Success and Failure

    Imagining Success and Failure

    by on May 21st, 2014

    Our imaginations are extraordinarily active. Sometimes we think about the good that will happen but far more often we imagine the reverse. One of my favorite authors once said, “Anxiety is experiencing failure in … Read More

  • When Was the Last Time You Did Something the First Time?

    When Was the Last Time You Did Something the First Time?

    by on May 20th, 2014

    It’s a good question. Something I’ve seen a lot of in the last few weeks. Grad students first day back in school after years of working full-time. MBAs starting their full time jobs in a brand new industry. Friends … Read More

  • Nothing Is for Everyone

    Nothing Is for Everyone

    by on May 19th, 2014

    You know this but you ignore it every single time. And you always find out the hard way. If you’re fundraising for Catholic Extension in Chicago, you have to ask yourself, why does it matter what the atheist next door … Read More

  • Revive the Dream: April Session with Teach for America and Josh Anderson

    Revive the Dream: April Session with Teach for America and Josh Anderson

    by on May 5th, 2014

    Just a few weeks ago, I organized and hosted the April session for Revive the Dream. Our 2013 Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Josh Anderson, a long-time Executive Director of Teach for America. The topic … Read More

  • Revive the Dream: Session 6 with OneGoal and Sarah Berghorst

    Revive the Dream: Session 6 with OneGoal and Sarah Berghorst

    by on March 23rd, 2014

    Earlier this month, I hosted the March session for the Revive the Dream Program. The RTD program fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Sarah Berghorst, Executive Director of OneGoal in Chicago. The topic of the … Read More

  • Yoga, Gratitude, and the Lottery

    Yoga, Gratitude, and the Lottery

    by on March 21st, 2014

    One of my heroes (and former colleague last summer) Seth Godin once told a story about the importance of being grateful. The story reminded me a lot of the Yama, Aparigraha, which is being grateful for what we have. … Read More

  • A Good Plan Today …

    A Good Plan Today …

    by on March 8th, 2014

    … is usually better than the perfect plan tomorrow. Think about it. How many times has your perfect plan been ruined because something unexpected came up, someone or work kept you later than you hoped. A lot, … Read More

  • Finding the Edge

    Finding the Edge

    by on March 3rd, 2014

    In my Saturday yoga class, our instructor started the class by mentioning the importance of finding your edge. It reminded me of one of my old posts as well as got me thinking about the importance of edges. In yoga one … Read More

  • Fungal > Viral

    Fungal > Viral

    by on March 1st, 2014

    Going viral is what everyone wants their work to do. But I propose the idea that sometimes fungal can be just as good as viral. Think about it. Going viral is one of the best ways to bring about change. Getting millions … Read More

  • Practice Everyday. Shun the Non-Believers

    Practice Everyday. Shun the Non-Believers

    by on February 24th, 2014

    Since starting the 100 Day Challenge, I’ve run into skeptical people, including just a few days ago which prompted this post. People skeptical about the idea of 100 days. Isn’t CrossFit a better workout? Why do you … Read More

  • What If I’m Afraid I Can’t Do It?

    What If I’m Afraid I Can’t Do It?

    by on February 23rd, 2014

    If you are afraid you can’t do something then you are in extraordinary company. Many people I know have been afraid. And most people who dare to do big things feel the same way. To that end, a better question … Read More

  • Revive the Dream: Session 5 with Melinda Spooner and Melissa Zaikos

    Revive the Dream: Session 5 with Melinda Spooner and Melissa Zaikos

    by on February 21st, 2014

    Recently, we hosted the fifth session for the Revive the Dream Fellows Program. Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Melinda Spooner (Executive Director of Achievement Network) and Melissa Zaikos (CEO of … Read More