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 – Help for short people

3 Tips Thursday – Help for short people

If you’ve never met me, you’d probably notice my red hair first. Then you’d realize I’m not tall. Actually, I am pretty short by western adult standards. Just under 5 foot 2 inches. This week I was traveling with a similarly statured colleague. We had two very...
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: You can do your life and your goals

3 Tips Thursday: You can do your life and your goals

As we enter week two of 2019, the reality of our existing work and our big dreams are starting to appear on the horizon. Before you gasp or look for a way out, see if you can rid yourself of some big time sucks and free yourself for what’s most important.  Tip 1)...
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...