I’m Cory Katuna. Come learn with me.

I started this blog to share the best things I learn about empathy, confidence, enlightenment, and reaching your potential. 

The first post I wrote was called Just Fucking Start. I’m glad I did.

Since, I’ve written about all kinds of things—like using jealousy as a catalyst, finding “Fuck Yes,” (and saying no to everything else), how to get company culture right, my love life, a new perspective about the election, applying minimalism to your social life, why getting offended doesn’t work, celibacy, and all kinds of other stuff.


“A comforting and grounded new voice in the field of personal transformation. Cory is a bright light that offers hope and inspiration. Readers might just get what they never thought to ask for.”
— Bruce D Schneider, MCC

Get my free e-book: Get Out of Your Way

After I wrote that article about the election, iPEC reached out and partnered with me on my first [free] ebook, Get Out of Your Way. I loved writing it and I love the final product. In a nutshell, here’s what it’s about:

Reaching your potential and loving your life has way less to do with achieving anything and way more to do with removing the debris, dropping the pretense and getting out of your way.

You can download it for free here and read about that process here.


Travel with me

Every few months I partner with someone to lead small, curated, epic adventures in exotic locations. The point of these excursions is to merge what I love most about travel and retreats (traveling without intention feels empty, and retreating without fun exploration feels like it could be better).

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Here are the snippets from the last two adventures:

Alive in Peru »

Adopt an Attitude of Improvisation. We are generating this trip together. We are all supporting actors. In other words this isn’t about you consuming a vacation that someone else is organizing for you, this is us creating something as a team. Here are the 4 rules of improvisation according to Tina Fey:

1. Agree. This doesn’t mean literally agreeing with what anyone says or does—but instead of flagrantly rejecting or contradicting them, use your energy instead to understand, engage, and move forward.

2. Say YES, AND. Fully accept the reality that you’re in, then contribute to it. Again, you don’t have to agree in order to accept a situation or a person or an idea for what it is. Listen, lean in, add value.

3. Make Statements. Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.

4.There are no mistakes. Only opportunities. SOMETHING WILL GO WRONG. The way you interpret and handle it determines whether or not it was a mistake or an opportunity. Read more »


Expect Nothing in Egypt »

When you see “Expect nothing,” take it less literally and more energetically. It’s the attitude we’re looking for from the group we take. We want a group of people who are wide-eyed and ready and curious. People who are low-maintenance and supportive and non-dramatic. People who are excited about being encouraged to drop their expectations and attachments in order to be right here right now. We want to know we’re spending 11 days with people who feel the same way we feel: in love. Present. Light. Grateful. Open. Read more »