3 Tips Thursday – Stress, Mess, Joy

3 Tips Thursday – Stress, Mess, Joy

Stress. It’s become a competitive sport to see who has the most. It has a terrible rap. It’s deadly, at least for those who believe so. But that’s the thing, it’s not for those that don’t. And it’s highly correlated with drive, passion, motivation – eustress as...
3 tips – not Thursday. Death by 1,000 cuts

3 tips – not Thursday. Death by 1,000 cuts

This week I had the privilege of working with two organizations who are doing cutting edge work in transforming lives for people in need. They also have a ton of small details and required expectations to address. All too often, they find themselves bogged down in...
3 Tips Thursday – Delete Distraction

3 Tips Thursday – Delete Distraction

When life gets crazy, it’s easy to succumb to distraction. In the short run, it’s soothing. In the long run, I don’t know about you, but I can get lost for an hour I didn’t have.  All our screens and the apps we use are designed to keep us on them, so we’ll see an...
3 Tips Thursday – Moving deck chairs or making a difference?

3 Tips Thursday – Moving deck chairs or making a difference?

A couple of weeks ago, I held the annual Don’t Await It, Create It conference. We talked about where there is purpose and meaning in our work. Some felt like their job was to rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic. Some days amazing things happen and we know we make a...
3 Tips Thursday – The Paradox of New Years

3 Tips Thursday – The Paradox of New Years

I have had a bit of a tough time getting focused at the start of this new year. I have been reading Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything.  Like her, I am struck by the paradox of this moment in history. So much seems in chaos and craziness. It can be scary. And at...
3 Tips Thursday – Stress Is …?

3 Tips Thursday – Stress Is …?

Stress. We love to complain about stress, especially this time of year. We are stressed out about holidays or work or family or everything. We talk about it as if it is like air, ever present and never under our control.  In truth, I think it’s more like rain. Stress...