Get What You Want… Caterpillars and Butterflies

Get What You Want… Caterpillars and Butterflies

I was going through a rough patch. I was turning everything upside down. Or maybe right side up. I started a new job. Left my husband. Moved to a new place.  Things felt better but nothing felt quite right. Like it fits. It was all a messy jumble. My good friend...
Get What You Want…Expect It

Get What You Want…Expect It

I am a firm believer in planning and driving forward. And planning for what might go wrong. But we also need to plan for what might go right, so you don’t miss opportunities. We tend to see what we are looking for. If we are looking for trouble, we almost always find...
Get What You Want…No More Small

Get What You Want…No More Small

I was listening to a colleague’s personal story yesterday and it hit me. As a child, I made a bargain to be no trouble, to need as little as possible, and not want anything to earn the love of a difficult and troubled mom. I was really good at being small and not...
Get What You Want…Create Some Normal

Get What You Want…Create Some Normal

I am too short to sit at my desk. My feet don’t touch the floor. So, I have to wear shoes with heels. Sometimes I wear stilettos. I want to practice so I can wear them after the pandemic. But mostly, I wear a pair of black Dansko clogs. For most of my life, I have...
Get What You Want…with Integrity

Get What You Want…with Integrity

This week I have struggled with this email. What can I say about getting what you want that honors the moment and is helpful to a community of readers from across the country, across the political spectrum and at all levels of their careers? I come to this as a writer...
Get What You Want…Don’t climb it all at once

Get What You Want…Don’t climb it all at once

Dreaming is fast. Doing is slow consistency. Much as we’d like it to be different, you don’t dream a dream, snap your fingers and its done. The people who make their dreams come true do it over time with consistent progress. When you climb a mountain, you don’t take a...