Who are you watching?

March 08 2019

Check your browser history. Which sites claim most of your time? What pages are you visiting regularly? Whose stories do you tap? And when do you stop scrolling? The people you watch, the photos you admire, the videos you pull up — they all say something about who you are and who you aspire to […]

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3 ways to move past small talk

March 01 2019

Use these question cards at your next event. Listen to this podcast to connect more deeply with audiences. Make writing a habit. Observe, notice, reflect, record, dream. Creative people are curious. And curious people are the most skilled at starting and engaging in meaningful conversations.

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What is your ROI?

February 24 2019

What if more time to create is more valuable than being busy? If fewer appointments means you’re killing it? If a handful of quality contacts is a better value add than a list of unknown names? If an increase in daily smiles means you’re on fire? If having fun at work isn’t an exception but your […]

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Career counseling

February 13 2019

I was asked to speak to a group of Nepali students on “Career counseling.” I wrote a few things down. When you’re uncertain, you’re uncomfortable. No one likes being uncomfortable. That’s why we go to doctors to get medicine instead of taking vitamins. In addition to telling you to take vitamins and take good care […]

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Fight fire with water

February 09 2019

Stop fighting and relax. Instead of trying to confront obstacles head on, look for ease. Can you infuse confrontations with love? Bring fluidity into challenging situations? Maybe you feel stuck. Sometimes desired outcomes happen as a result of less effort, not more. When you’re feeling the heat at work or at home, weave cool and […]

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The difference between an amateur and a professional

February 01 2019

An amateur hopes a goal will happen. The professional sets a goal then works backwards. An amateur cuts with words. Professionals look for ways to raise their own game while lifting others alongside them. An amateur relies on hope. The professional acts and demonstrates results. The amateur seeks attention. The professional graciously accepts accolades, then […]

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Where’s the leak?

January 24 2019

If find your concentration veering or feel easily distracted, your efforts are probably not fully focused. Without directing your power, the goals you have set for yourself will remain just that – goals, with no clear outcome. It is worth tracking your thoughts and daily activities to see where your energy “leaks” are. Scheduling your […]

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Your daily dose

January 11 2019

Choose wisely: water tea coffee sunshine yoga walks ocean mountains fields flowers cloud watching star gazing sunset savoring sunrise chasing writing journaling weightlifting running cycling multivitamins movie theaters bookstores libraries laughter family friends dogs cats horses lunch dates coffee dates phone calls handwritten letters Skype sessions farmers markets newspapers cooking cleaning gratitude Netflix wine chocolate […]

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Be the observer

January 06 2019

What do you see? Opportunity or obstacle? Loneliness or space to create? Connection or obligation? Necessity or investment? Inconvenience or growth? Pain or lesson? Those who are against you or those who push you to do better? The difference between success and defeat is often a matter of perspective. Track your thoughts. Record the way […]

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Where’s your focus?

December 27 2018

When setting big goals, most people tend to focus on the future: The changes they hope to see and the results they want to bring about. Yet those who find the most success know that while it is imperative to have a clear understanding of desired impact and outcome, it is equally important to reflect […]

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