Author Archives for Sue Hawkes

12 Ways to Inspire Your Team #56

Published on May 6, 2019 Written by

12 Ways to Inspire Your Team #56 There’s a big difference between inspiration and motivation. As a leader, your job is inspiration. You are the one who has to dig down, find the goodness and communicate it even when the circumstances around you suggest otherwise. Your message is always about what’s possible, where we’re going, […]

You Can’t Have Both #55

Published on May 3, 2019 Written by

You Can’t Have Both #55 If you want a different answer, you must ask a different question. When you’re “stuck” anywhere in life – your business or career, a relationship, your health, your finances, your free time or your family – if you want to see something different, you need to ask new questions. Bigger […]

It’s Not About the Words #54

Published on May 2, 2019 Written by

It’s Not About the Words #54   Some things in life you have to experience to describe. As I write about this, I’m sure I won’t do it justice. We attended Ali’s choir concert recently, and it’s always an uplifting experience as we enjoy choral music. We enjoy most forms of live music, but when it’s also one of your […]

Hard Work Pays Off #53

Published on May 1, 2019 Written by

Hard Work Pays Off #53 Hard work pays off. You don’t always know when, but it does.  We were doing Spring yard work recently. It was mostly raking and removing leaves, sticks and debris from our gardens. Last year, we moved away from a suburban lot, slightly wooded, mostly landscaped and straightforward. It didn’t require […]

Stop Seeking Balance #52

Published on April 30, 2019 Written by

Stop Seeking Balance #52 Balance is a myth (or as I wrote in my book, Chasing Perfection, balance is bullshit!). It’s the incredible illusion of our work and home life being “balanced” in some magical way that the world around you sees as an enviable reality being experienced every single day. It’s a topic that cycles around […]

There’s No Win in That Game #51

Published on April 29, 2019 Written by

There’s No Win in That Game #51 We set a lot of rocks and goals during our EOS sessions. We talk about setting them in terms of being “stretchy and attainable.” This is a challenge at times. You must consider the time of year for the business, your own commitments within your role, the people […]

Pushed to a Place #50

Published on April 26, 2019 Written by

Pushed to a Place #50 One of the hardest things for competent, successful, motivated people to do is ask for and receive help. There is often a ton packed into that well put together exterior, and no amount of life circumstances can ding, dent or slow it until a health event kicks in. In my […]

What Stories Are You Invested in Keeping? #49

Published on April 25, 2019 Written by

What Stories Are You Invested in Keeping? #49 When I looked up quotes on comparison, I wasn’t surprised to find they were all negative. Here are a few of them:               “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” Iyanla Vanzant               “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt               “Happiness is found […]

5% to Goal #48

Published on April 24, 2019 Written by

5% to Goal #48 As I’m approaching 50 consecutive blog posts (5% to goal!), I’m making my first round of observations. These are my key take-aways so far. This may happen again as things synthesize. Other than making physical time, it’s getting easier to blog daily. Having an agenda to write publicly daily is making […]

The Luxury We Crave #47

Published on April 23, 2019 Written by

The Luxury We Crave #47 What if you treated every conversation as if it were the last opportunity you had? How would you relate differently to them? How would you listen? What difference would it make in your relationships? As I worked with a team recently about communication, I was reminded of how challenging it […]