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Let Go To Grow #584

Published on May 13, 2021 Written by

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti  @AliNasser referenced this in his keynote at the EOS Conference a few weeks ago about his own car racing experience.   It aptly applies to business as well. We never want to lose momentum. If we are, we begin dying in that moment.  … View Article

Weird And Wonderful Transition #583

Published on May 12, 2021 Written by

It’s a weird and wonderful time in the world. We’re reemerging and able to spend time together again, which is interesting.  For me, what’s wonderful is the energy, the connection and all the human pieces of being with others we’ve missed. What’s weird is many of us are sorting through what feels safe and doesn’t, how many people are too many, do… View Article

Graceful Interruptions #582

Published on May 11, 2021 Written by

We were enjoying dinner and the fabulous @kellyknight shared a term that was new to me: “NILSI.”  NILSI stands for: No Interest Like Self Interest  Acronyms/code words can be a wonderful interruption used to gracefully or humorously stop distracting, difficult, or challenging behaviors in a team environment – we’ve included a few we use, please add yours below – we can all use the help!  WAIT – Why Am I… View Article

Who Can You Empathize With? #581

Published on May 10, 2021 Written by

Dr. Ben Hardy says, “Trauma is not what happens to us, it’s what happens inside us in the absence of an empathetic witness.”  When I heard this, it occurred to me we’re all dealing with some kind of trauma in the past year of the pandemic. It’s been compounded for many of us as we’ve dealt with so many changes while… View Article

Savor This Thought #580

Published on May 7, 2021 Written by

The world is fortunate to have you.   What if we all believed this?   How would we greet each other, meet challenges, work through concerns, explore differences, wake up each day and try things?  When you greet the day with a solid belief in yourself, the world shows up to meet you there.  How do we remind… View Article

Savor The Goodness #579

Published on May 6, 2021 Written by

The best lessons (opportunities?) for me are those I respond to with some sort of resistance.  I’m awake enough to recognize any automatic “no,” bracing, or tension followed by irritation or defensiveness, is my ego protecting me in the moment. Typically, it’s an incredible opportunity to challenge myself, grow, and learn a bunch.   After my talk, I planned… View Article

Deep Gratitude (part 2) #578

Published on May 5, 2021 Written by

Then it was show time. Almost a year of preparation culminating in 75 minutes of edutainment.  The 16 people I cared most about at the conference were front and center, smiling, nodding their heads and supporting me throughout the talk. I was able to make eye contact with every one of them at some given point during the talk.   It bolstered me…. View Article

Deep Gratitude (Part 1) #577

Published on May 4, 2021 Written by

Within the intersection of great opportunity and profound support lies deep gratitude.  I prepped for almost a year, with great intention during a year that served as an incredible intervention in how life had been. It was an interruption in the convenience of my automatic behavior.  It’s been fascinating to recap 2020 and the first months… View Article

Let Today Be The Day #576

Published on May 3, 2021 Written by

“Let today be the day you let go of who you’ve been for who you’ll become.” Hal Elrod  What a powerful quote to remind yourself every day (really every minute) is an opportunity to redefine yourself based on who you intend to be, not who you’ve been.  When we firmly grasp what’s possible when we step into our greatness… View Article

Don’t Confuse The Two #575

Published on April 30, 2021 Written by

Consumption is not the same as engagement.  Are you ready to get back to meeting in person? If you said, “Hell yes!” I’m in your camp. I’m also a big fan of meeting online effectively. I’m looking to an integrated approach as we move into 2021.  Our world is messy right now. We are emerging out of the pandemic at our own paces… View Article


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