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Exhilaration or Fatigue? #272

Published on March 3, 2020 Written by

I’ve long said, “success can be a learning disability.” Why? Because for leaders, the curse of complacency can set in. You’ve worked hard and fought your way to the win. You’ve challenged yourself and your team to reach success, the goal has been met and now you are tired. This happens when your team and […]

Pay Attention #271

Published on March 2, 2020 Written by

Your psyche will tell you what fits. Part gut, part intellect, and part experience, these things inform our bodies what to feel. When I’m prepping for speaking, a workshop or session, I’m happy to work long hours. I look forward to creating value, and the work strangely doesn’t feel like work. Shorten that presentation to […]

Which Ones Apply To You? #270

Published on February 28, 2020 Written by

Being a beginner is a blast when you let yourself be just that: a beginner. If you read blog 269, you know I’m learning to play drums. When I was a kid, it was a chore to practice. I had a flute and I didn’t want to learn how to play it, but I did. […]

Igniting Your Passion #269

Published on February 27, 2020 Written by

In the beginning, it’s all up for grabs. If you want to observe yourself and your shortcomings, speed bumps, mental limitations, and trigger points, try learning something new. I’ve always wanted to play drums. When I was in 5th grade, I played cello to get a start with an instrument in the hopes of playing […]

Smells of Inspiration #268

Published on February 26, 2020 Written by

From ChatPack: If you had to choose one scent to be carried lightly on the wind every time the wind blew, what scent would it be? Sometimes, I need a question to get my thinking started. When I first read this, I thought, “I don’t really love many smells if they are manufactured, because they […]

Choose Wisely #267

Published on February 25, 2020 Written by

You’ll always find the evidence you’re looking for. I was having a conversation with my son recently about excellence. He told me other people aren’t like me; they think good enough is good enough. Fair point, and it’s true. Further into our discussion, I told him how years ago I had seen a video of […]

The Real Agenda #266

Published on February 24, 2020 Written by

What a gift to have time with a friend you love. I spent the day with my dear friend Mahtab today. It was a weekday and we were both away from work. I was helping her with her vacation and we had a few things to take care of beforehand. We also grabbed brunch and […]

Predictability Interrupted #265

Published on February 21, 2020 Written by

Old habits die hard. No matter how many opportunities I have to recognize the patterns which inform my behaviors, I am continuously surprised how it confronts my thinking when a pattern is interrupted. Today, all of the parking spaces I “usually” park in were full. When I realized I was driving around our relatively small […]

Travel Hacks #264

Published on February 20, 2020 Written by

When you travel a lot, you find ways to make it easier, more efficient, and less stressful. I’ve accumulated some tips to make it easier for me to leave on a moment’s notice and make it a full week by only packing a carry on (most of the time).  Here are my favorites as I’ve […]

Play Like it Matters #263

Published on February 19, 2020 Written by

What happens when you believe something is as good as done, only it’s not? The San Francisco 49ers were up 10 points in the Superbowl with just 10 minutes to play. The statistics said the game was as good as theirs. Only it wasn’t. In the last 10 minutes of the game, the Kansas City […]