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...
6 Ways to Become Fearless

6 Ways to Become Fearless

As leaders, we often face situations that would scare others and sometimes scare us. By stepping out to create our own businesses, often from scratch, we take big risks and gamble on whether or not what we have to offer will resonate with the world. We are responsible...
Before it all goes crazy

Before it all goes crazy

The air is finally crisp here in DC and the leaves are falling. It’s also my birthday season which always has me thinking about how the year has gone and what I can do with what’s left. What I wanted to achieve and what I did or didn’t. This year,...
Scary things that keep me up at night

Scary things that keep me up at night

I don’t know about you, all that is going on in the world sometimes gets to me. Whether it’s uncertainty about health care and elections, gun violence, or just closing business, there is plenty to be anxious about swirling around us. This weekend it got me...