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Time to Declutter #533

Published on March 3, 2021 Written by

“Clarity is the elimination of mental clutter.  Agility is the elimination of physical clutter.  Tranquility is the elimination of spiritual clutter.”  While pondering this James Clear quote, several things came to mind:  Clutter is a great way to describe all the waste in my mental, physical and spiritual space. It makes me want to eliminate… View Article

When You’re Ready #532

Published on March 2, 2021 Written by

Thank you Marshall Goldsmith for this timely tidbit on feedback.   Do you ever struggle with feedback? Me too.   Most days, I am open and willing to give and receive feedback. But some days, my ego is out of joint, fully engaged and feedback feels like criticism. Ever been there?  What can you do to maximize the opportunity… View Article

How to Make It Work #531

Published on March 1, 2021 Written by

I was connecting with a friend and colleague and during our discussion offered some feedback. I shared I hadn’t wanted to burden her with a request as she seemed busy because she hadn’t responded to prior emails.  She seemed taken aback and apologized, not wanting to project that image.  I could totally relate. When I’m truly executing to the max… View Article

Begin Where You Can #530

Published on February 26, 2021 Written by

You owe yourself one hour a day of self-maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day.  That’s less than 5%.  It matters, it really does. Make it count.  At one point in my life, I read this and yet… View Article

More Than Enough #529

Published on February 25, 2021 Written by

I have an office with windows in a semi-circle revealing beautiful landscape outdoors.  Today it’s snowing lightly.   It’s the kind of snow you don’t mind, it doesn’t really accumulate much and it’s warm in Minnesota terms at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. (Don’t shudder warm weather friends, we have clothing for this.)  One of the most peaceful, grounded, clear experiences available are on… View Article

Are You Clear? #528

Published on February 24, 2021 Written by

Transitions.  They’re challenging. Transitions require you to let go while you are also fumbling to embrace the emerging space of what’s next at the same time.   Transitions are neither here nor there. Both places are uncertain.  One is about completion, one is about possibility; and either way, you don’t know for sure.  Like the acrobat shifting from one trapeze to another, there is a moment of suspension, exhilaration, fear, and nothingness.  The next trapeze… View Article

Making Friends With The Day #527

Published on February 23, 2021 Written by

I woke up with a feeling of hope, inspiration, gratitude and peace.   I was driving alone to work out with a good start to the day, it was early and still dark. On my drive, the sun was rising.   As I witness the soft hues of the morning kissing the horizon, the pink hues merging into lavender and tangerine… View Article

When You Believe It #526

Published on February 22, 2021 Written by

Think affirmations are a bunch of BS?  Two examples to ponder:   Scott Adams – creator of the Dilbert comic series – attributes his success to the use of positive affirmations. 15 times every day, he wrote “I Scott Adams, will become a syndicated cartoonist.” By doing this, he anchored the concept deep into his psyche and began… View Article

Good Enough #525

Published on February 19, 2021 Written by

It all changed tonight. After a week of deadlines, challenging commitments and frustration, I decided I was done with it.   I told myself I had plenty of time, would enjoy writing my blogs and would complete them quickly, easily and they would be good enough. They didn’t have to be perfect, they would be fun to write and I’d… View Article

Extraordinary Teams #524

Published on February 18, 2021 Written by

An extraordinary team is an ordinary team with an extraordinary commitment. The extra refers to their commitment, not the players.   Relatively speaking, any team can be extraordinary.   To be extraordinary, you must align yourselves, and be resolute in your collective commitment. This means a firm determination, shared by all. When push comes to shove, an… View Article


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