Pete Smith

March 31, 2017

You Are Not A Stereotype

I recently had the chance to conduct an intensive training for a company located near me. We met for one hour, 2x/month, for four months. It was awesome. Normally, you’d expect this type of training to take place in some corporate setting, right? Not this […]
February 22, 2017

What You Can Tell By The Way You Blink

Here’s my bold prediction: this post will be one of my most read posts ever. Why? Because people have become enamored with any study that claims to know why they are the way they are, and the title of this blog piqued your curiosity. That […]
January 25, 2017

A Horse Pee’d in Savannah

Over the holiday break, I had a chance to visit Savannah, GA with my family. It was my first time visiting Savannah and it proved to be every bit as charming as I was told. One night, we went on a horse-and-carriage ghost tour through […]
January 18, 2017

Dare to Matter: The Significant Playlist

Music can speak to so many moments in our life. It can pull you out of the low times and fly you even higher during the great times. It can also push you to do better and go farther. I’d be lying if I said […]
January 8, 2017

Change What You Take In

I want to present a concept, a thought, that I hope you’ll consider applying to your life this year. If you want to make 2017 a great year, change the information you take in. I want to challenge you in three specific areas: 1. Turn […]
December 29, 2016

Celebrate What Matters Most

2016 was many things to many people. For some, it was one of the best years of their lives. For others, they’ve never experienced such devastation. I don’t recall a year in recent times that has ignited such waves of emotion. There were moments of […]
December 13, 2016

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Saying “it’s not you, it’s me” may be the easiest way to get out of a crappy relationship. If you’ve been on the receiving end of such a glorious conversation, it’s usually code for “I simply cant stand being with you anymore but I’m too […]
November 30, 2016

Fault vs. Responsibility

Imagine this scenario: you’re consistently a top performer in the job you’ve held for more than 10 years. But the company falls on hard times and decides it needs to lay off one-third of its workforce—including you. You’re shocked, hurt, and are now scrambling to […]
November 16, 2016

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

More than the catchy lyrics to an 80s punk song, this age-old question plagues all of us at some point in our lives. It’s all about feeling stuck: stuck in a job, stuck in a relationship, or stuck in situation you didn’t plan for. I […]
August 17, 2016

Book Announcement

I spent some time talking about our identities recently, and I’m adding a new one to my own: author. During the past few years, people have asked me, “When are you writing your book?” Then recently, while speaking at an HR conference, one of the […]