Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

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Has the bell rung yet?

Has the bell rung yet?

MichaelSunnarborg / January 28, 2023
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Things are still kind of wonky. In my relentlessly optimistic mind, I really thought we’d find a semblance of “normal” by now, but not so much. And then I realized why things are so strange: The pandemic hasn’t disappeared...

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Bored? Good. Use it as fuel.

Bored? Good. Use it as fuel.

MichaelSunnarborg / November 17, 2022
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With the “return to routine” going much slower than anticipated, the existence of frequent and substantive lulls is becoming more and more commonplace in our daily lives. In other words, things have slowed down. A lot. And it’s no...

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Turn off the Autopilot

Turn off the Autopilot

MichaelSunnarborg / October 20, 2022
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Recently, I held the first face-to-face meeting of The White Box Club®—a career transition coaching group I founded in 2015—since the COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020. When I started to plan for the meeting, I went into autopilot...

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Breaking with Beethoven

Breaking with Beethoven

MichaelSunnarborg / August 21, 2022
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It was my first concert at Minneapolis Orchestra Hall since COVID. And I was excited. After all, it was Beethoven. And not just any Beethoven piece—his 5th Symphony. You know, the one with the opening rift ...

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Bigger is Better? Not Anymore

Bigger is Better? Not Anymore

MichaelSunnarborg / May 27, 2022
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Have you ever been involved in an experience where you suddenly became an observer of the moment rather than a participant? That happened to me this week. I first discovered the idea of becoming an “objective observer” when I...

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