3 Tips Thursday – Losing was the best thing

3 Tips Thursday – Losing was the best thing

Four years ago, this week, I ran in a five-way primary for the Virginia House of Delegates. I did well but I didn’t win. Of course, I would have preferred to win. But even though I lost the race, it was still one of the very best things I’ve ever done. By being...
3 Tips Thursday – They are wrong

3 Tips Thursday – They are wrong

I am so over a particular piece of advice I keep hearing. That we have to only do one thing, that we can only have one passion, that we have to choose. No. We. Don’t. Some people only have one thing they are passionate about and focus on. But lots of us have multiple...
3 Tips Thursday – Where does your power come from?

3 Tips Thursday – Where does your power come from?

I have been thinking a lot about power lately. How so many people I work with from front-line customer-facing people to senior executives and government officials think they have little or none. I suspect power is like the grey between the black and white. No one has...
3 Tips Thursday – She Made Me Wince

3 Tips Thursday – She Made Me Wince

Earlier this week I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen in more than a decade. She is a warm, creative, tough, badass attorney. She asked if I was still up to that “positive emoji stuff?” Ouch. Pretty dismissive of my work. And of content that she actually is reading...
3 Tips Thursday – What haven’t you asked for?

3 Tips Thursday – What haven’t you asked for?

I used to be one of those people who would die before asking for help. I wrote about this before and encouraged you to practice asking. Recently, I discovered another layer to this challenge. My last tip to you was to make it a game. I decided to practice doing this...
3 tips Thursday – How are You Lying to Yourself?

3 tips Thursday – How are You Lying to Yourself?

We all do it. There is something someone once told us that we believe that’s not actually true. Especially things that were internalized when we were kids. One for me was that being an artist meant I had to be able to draw. I can’t draw better than stick figures, or...