Posts By Rick Conley



An inert zombie waiting for time to pass

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Emerson wrote that good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.  It’s a loving invitation for us, in whatever endeavor we’re chasing after, to push towards that precious point of no…

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Suffering our way straight into heaven

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Saying we deserve something feels empowering, but it’s really just entitlement in disguise.  It’s assuming that we are the center of the universe and cosmic justice revolves around us.  When the reality is, just because…

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Choking someone with a phone charger

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Anger is not a primary emotion.  It’s a defensive feeling that protects another feeling, like fear or loss or a combination thereof.  And yet, it’s gift. Anger asks us to take action on our own…

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Time has lost its faith in you

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When it comes to public creative expressions like singing, dancing and playing music, my motivation is not to delight, but to disappear.  The goal is not entertainment, it’s abandonment.  And this isn’t about looking cool…

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The Importance of Transferable Skills

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Many students aren’t aware of how important transferable skills are in the graduate recruitment process. By making sure you understand how to sell yourself using your skills, you can significantly boost your chances of landing…

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