What We Think

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fill up often.

– Julie Jakopic

What We Think

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fill up often.

– Julie Jakopic

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3 Tips Thursday – Celebrate What?

Life as a small business is never a straight line in any direction. It’s a messy child’s scribble at best and whether things are up or down, well that’s not always clear. I started today totally anxious about a potential project, one I am waiting on hearing about, and...

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3 Tips Thursday – Never enough time

I have been missing for a couple of weeks. Back to back travel and conferences and deliverables. Not an excuse, an explanation. You see we do actually have time for what we need to do. As soon as something we call an emergency hits, we clear the decks of anything not...

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3 Tips Thursday – Who says it’s a mistake?

This week I had a crazy experience. If you’ve known me awhile, you probably know I am a photographer. Most of the images that come with these emails are my work. But painting has been a new creative outlet for me. I have taken to creating small works to...

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3 Tips Thursday – Be worth following, Part 2

Continuing in the theme from last week, a few more ideas about leading teams. One of the most important things I think about is how to get out of the way so they can succeed. Here’s a few ideas. Tip 1. Create opportunities for team members to take risks – and...

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3 Tips Thursday – The Freedom to….

This week I have had my six year old grand nephew here. The idea was that instead of going to child care, he would come for a visit and go to robot camp during the day while I worked and then we’d head to the pool and fun. Well, he hates robot camp. But he was going...

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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...

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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...

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