Converting risk into opportunity

Risk is often associated with negative consequence and bad bets. Yet sometimes risk can bring opportunity, growth, confidence, and responsibility. The right risk-taking behaviors build self esteem and self-efficacy, the belief in your own ability to perform and create change. Positive risk-taking encourages you to take control over your own life.

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Greatest hits

September 05 2019    Tags: , , ,

After the heartbreak. After the disappointment. After the success. After the pause. After the silence. After the chaos. After the work. After the lull. After the reflection. After the mistake. After the accolades.

Your greatest hit might be just around the corner.

Wait for it.

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1:1 coaching – in person or online

After receiving so many requests to “pick my brain,” I’m offering one-on-one coaching slots, both in-person and online. We can talk about community building, organizing, branding, marketing, personal development, and more.

What’s available:

  • New York, New York (face-to-face – limited slots available)
  • Denver-Boulder, Colorado (face-to-face – limited slots available)
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When you can’t read the sign

August 20 2019    Tags: , , , ,

Sometimes the sign is right in front of you and you can see it clearly for yourself.

Sometimes the sign is blurry and you have to squint.

Sometimes you don’t see any sign at all.

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The power of silence

August 16 2019    Tags: , , , ,

Silence creates tension. Tension creates power.

Use wisely.


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21 gifts that don’t require money

  1. time
  2. kindness
  3. space
  4. attention
  5. skills
  6. praise
  7. recommendations
  8. introductions
  9. focus
  10. encouragement
  11. presence
  12. gratitude
  13. compliments
  14. touch
  15. a letter
  16. a song
  17. a dance
  18. a smile
  19. laughter
  20. understanding
  21. help (just ask!)

What can you give today? Tweet me @redheadlefthand.

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Miracle Questions

Miracle questions can be helpful when you are trying to power through roadblocks or identify the direction of your truest dreams. Social workers and therapists around the world use miracle questions as tools to help clients solve problems creatively and positively.

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#DOorDIE, my kindness birthday initiative

On August 6, I will turn 35.

Aging seems to get a bad rap in some circles, but I’d like to think I’m becoming a stronger, wiser, more patient, more grounded, and overall more confident person.

Leading up to my birthday, my goal is to complete 35 acts of kindness. I will make… More...

Thank you

There’s strength and power in gratitude. Gratitude for self, gratitude for others, gratitude for challenges and successes and failures and opportunity.

When you learn to see gifts everywhere you look, your world expands.

Take time to recognize and honor the people and circumstances in your life. Thank those who have helped… More...

Are you seen?

When was the last time you let yourself be truly seen?

When was the last time you truly saw another?

Watch this.

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