When things are going well, I have a bias towards waiting until they don't go well. The thing is, that's wasted energy. Not because things probably will go well, but the opposite. Every business, and regularly throughout our lives, there will be hurdles and setbacks and challenges to face. It's part of life, and when [...]
Sometimes, maybe usually, we learn and improve best when there is a problem to be solved. Sure, I try to always make improvements, but if things are working, then maybe it's best not to try to fix them. And education must come at the right time. I recently enrolled in some additional education and services [...]
I was recently introduced to the business identity framework from Tony Robbins which categorizes business leaders into three buckets: managers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries/artists. The idea is that we lead with different powers, and also that every organization needs people with different strengths. I think it is freeing to recognize that we cannot be all the [...]
Oh no, I didn't have x, why, or z for my meeting! What did someone do wrong by not telling me about it? Oh, it's me. I did not prepare enough for this meeting and missed something I should have caught before it started. As I get busier, and put more systems in place, and [...]
What does it mean to lead from within an organization? How can someone with an entrepreneur spirit find a job and still thrive? This is a term I recently learned, but I love the concept. For those of us building businesses that we want to do something new, and to be continually creative, how can [...]
How quickly can you turn on and off? Both are skills i'm not great at, but it is something we can learn if deliberate about it. I typically hang on to trying to be on even when it's time to turn off for a bit and it serves no one well, including myself!
Service providers get to choose who they serve. But what does that mean to you? I'm trying to learn to find deep curiosity and joy in serving individuals, even with some differing views. This may sound obvious and simple, but I don't think it is for many. Where is that place beyond self that can [...]
People fit into our lives at different times and in different ways. Coach, mentor, friend, cheerleader. Who do you have in your life? Who do you listen to? And how do you serve for others?
I cannot do X, something I know I should do, because I do not have Y. Well then how do you get Y? Or how else can you get to the goal of X. I recently had a job candidate share that they couldn't dress professionally because they are limited by the clothes in their [...]
You get a promotion. You get selected to speak at an event. You are excited. And then you think: "they shouldn't have chosen me. Others are better. When will they find out that I am not cut out for this?" Some people do not feel this. Others have insecurities only in certain areas. And others [...]