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 – 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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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...

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3 tips Thursday – The Case for Optimism

So this week it’s not really three tips but a single tip that’s more like a philosophy. I was talking to a friend yesterday who had been at a program about history and civilization and was feeling a bit hopeless about the future of the world. He’s not...

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