Flow is that wonderful state when we are highly engaged, passionate, and productive. It’s a time of peak performance. Like riding on a strong current, our efforts feel effortless as we attract and take advantage of opportunities that elevate us beyond what we had imagined. Expectations on the other hand are based on what we […]
It does not take an advertising budget for people to sing your praise. It takes a good experience. And when we don’t have a good experience, well that’s promotion too. Last week, I flew to New York on United Airways. During the 6-hour flight there was little service and even less food. The stewardesses were […]
Great things come from good conversations. Yet, most conversations are not partially all that good. We rush through our interactions much like we rush through our day, preoccupied with competing thoughts, multitasking to get things done, and talking to prove a point rather than listening to expand our point of view. If you want to […]
I went to Alaska last week. The 8-foot tall Grizzly Bear in the picture below was taken by me at an animal sanctuary I visited. Similar bears were known to travel the hiking trails we were walking and the rivers were I attempted to catch salmon. While this was a relaxing get-away for me, my […]
We don’t fear change; we fear the unknown. The shelf life on a job, a relationship or a bad habit could have expired years ago yet we hang on. We would rather slowly deteriorate than face a void where we fear nothing will exist. We remain, stuck, staring at the black hole just outside the […]
Talking can work for or against us. It most often works against us when we are not being mindful of our motives or how we are being perceived. Sharing too much information to prove a point can seem pushy. While over-communicating to fill the air in the room, or to avoid an uncomfortable pause, will […]
Last week’s blog caused quite the stir. After outing myself as a woman who has not felt held back by my gender, I received the most emails I had ever received. Many of the responses came from women who felt like me–and had been reluctant to admit it. These women were excelling in their careers […]
Ladies, this might be the most unpopular thing I have ever written. But, I can honestly say that I have never felt that being a woman has prevented me from getting ahead. In fact, I think many times my gender has been an asset.
My favorite part of a wedding is the vows. The words, in their simplicity are deeply profound. Each time I hear them, and tear-up at the commitment between the loved ones, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if more people made the promise to themselves. To first bond with their nature […]
My client’s issues often come in waves. This past month it seems to be the fear of public speaking. I find this to be interesting because it makes me wonder what we really fear. And why is this dread so severe that it continues to out rank death as our greatest terror.