Hal Runkel

The primary place I share my work is through this twice-weekly blog. It’s free and more than 20,000 people subscribe. No spam. Nothing annoying or unexpected.

I’m growing more and more zealous about guarding my own time and attention, so I care deeply not to waste yours. I strive to write words & ideas you find so essential you never want to miss an email, and can’t wait to share them with others.

The Leaders Pause

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More Important Than Fear

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else...

The Problem with Polls

Whether you're upset or elated by this year's results, there's one thing we can probably...

How to Help Someone Take Their Own Life

"It feels like my life ain't mine. Who can relate?" (Logic, "1-800-273-8255")   Wow. In...

The Good Depression

Earlier this week I promised an explanation for my absence from The Daily Pause...

It’s Not You; It’s Me

Hello, Pausers! It's been a while. For reasons I will document later this week, this...

What Would Gandhi Do?

“If we obtain our independence through violence, I want no part of it.” (Mohandas...

Takes One to Judge One

“We condemn in others the wrong we don’t want to face in ourselves.” (Frederick...

Don’t Have a Perfect Weekend

"Pursuing perfection is like a sailor pursuing the horizon." (Thomas M. Sterner, The Practicing Mind)...

The Not So Friendly Confines

There's a baseball stadium here in the U.S. that was built over a hundred...

Quarantine Your Panic

Forty days. That's how long the leaders of Venice told ships they had to...

We’ve All Been Here Before (Believe it or Not)

Wow. Just...wow.   As I remove planned events and trips from my calendar, I'm...

Wash Your Dirty Mouth

While we're all discussing hygiene more than ever, let's talk about our dirty mouths....
The Leaders Pause

Timeless, proven wisdom for life, love, and leadership excellence.

No ads. No sponsors. No spam. Ever.
Just the practical words you need to maximize your freedom and influence.