Where Leaders Go Wrong

As everyone can relate, the human experience vacillates between looking inside and looking outside; between harmony and discord; between clarity and clutter; between positivity and judgment; between confidence and insecurity; between yin and yang. And, as we’ve discussed the last few weeks, this vacillation can also be described as moving from the true Self (the… Read More

An Upcoming Special Event

Friends, Here’s a rare Friday post to ask a question: Would you like to pick the brains of three people who have a ton of experience teaching the inside-out understanding? I’ve been working on something very special with my dear friends and colleagues, Michael Neill and Jamie Smart. Each of us is an author, international… Read More

The Separate Self, the True Self, and the Art of Concession

Here’s a question, for you, regarding my last few articles: Why would I write about the nonexistence of personal control or choice and, at the same time, suggest that those who stop trying to control tend to make better life choices? As several of you have argued: “You’re contradicting yourself, Garret. You’re saying we don’t… Read More

A Power You Don’t Possess

Here’s a super-quick post to help clear up some confusion. It seems to me, at this stage of the game, that most of you who read my weekly articles understand that you don’t possess the power to control what thoughts pop into your head. That’s wonderful. However, many of you feel that you (or some… Read More

Removing Burden

On the heels of last week’s article,, and the multitude of questions that ensued, here’s more on why most of us habitually try to take on the burden of personal responsibility, and why it’s never, ever, in our best interest. To me, it’s fascinating. From being written in scripture to being uttered by virtually… Read More

Why the Theory of Personal Responsibility Is Irresponsible

I’m about to make a claim that many of you will take umbrage with. How do I know? Because I’ve made this claim to every person, group, or audience I’ve ever stood before, and that’s precisely what’s happened (at first). In spite of that fact, here goes: There’s no such thing as personal responsibility. In… Read More

A New Year’s Message for Millennials

Two weeks ago, at the end of a presentation, I was asked this question: “What would your advice be for today’s younger generation?” Practically word for word, here was my answer. I hope you find it helpful. “Be encouraged by those who implore you to speak up and take a resolute stand on injustice. The… Read More

Pure Love on Christmas

Sure, there are times when we feel distant, isolated, and alone. We seem separate, the world seems separate, and God does, too. Yet, every now and then, it’s the opposite: we feel connected, whole, and secure. At these moments, it’s clear that nothing or no one actually exists that we can be separate from. These… Read More

Target Practice

Have you ever intentionally narrowed in, or focused, on a target, goal, venture, or something that you wanted to accomplish? Before you answer, I know that coaches, teachers, and performance experts often suggest that you try. But have you ever, on purpose, successfully narrowed your focus? I bet you anything, the answer is no. Now,… Read More

So You Want to Be an Inside-Out Coach?

“If the only thing people learned was to not be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.”—Sydney Banks When it comes to the inside-out paradigm, and coaching or teaching from this perspective, here’s something that my many years of working with athletes, teams, organizations, families, and all kinds of clients has taught… Read More