We dream about something different for ourselves and still trudge along with the same old song and dance day in and day out. The opportunity to do the next thing is available to us right now, and the risk lies only in getting out there and saying ‘Yes!’ to it. And guess what? Your next thing doesn’t have to be a moonshot! And it can be just as wonderful as one! Check out the challenge on this one too. We dare you to be different.Read More
Change Your Pronoun, Change The Perspective. OK, I’m at a crossroads as I write this blog, mainly because it starts out with “I.” “I want to tell you something…” is another good start, as it has both I (me) and you (you) and I’m telling you stuff. But where’s the co-creation in this? So, let’s venture forward together and see what we can do about this idea of the pronoun. And have some fun along the way. What’s this all about? It started with a rule that was laid down by a favorite English professor in college: when writing any…Read More
The beauty of this episode lies in the simplicity of engaging in high and low emotions and yet, still moving forward with whatever one sets out to do: in this case, the idea of going to the moon! Learn about specific parts of how you are built, how to recognize them when meeting your life head-on, and what simple steps you can take to thoroughly be in these moments, whether they are dark or light, winning or losing, it’s happening to you! (…and a little bit of neuroscience too…)Read More
Themes of Energy and Commitment emerge in this episode. We create a hierarchy of filters as we move through life that give us the boundaries that guide us and keep us safe and hopefully successful. These buffers and layers of life can impede our freedom though. How do we get back to that unadulterated time of pure joy? What is our opportunity as adults to live a less filtered life? Come find the joy in where you are at any given moment. And stick around for the blooper on this one. Laugh tracks were real and no animals were harmed!Read More
We all like to believe we are original thinkers and I’m no different. On the recent return from facilitating professional development with a talented group of career sales types, I was motivated to tackle this subject: Professional and personal growth. As I began writing, I noticed that, over the last several days, a few in my network had also tackled this subject in varying degrees and talk tracks…so I must be right! And the idea is this: you are your own magic beans. Remember the storytime favorite: Jack and the Beanstalk? Our illustrious hero, Jack, of Beanstalk fame, created an…Read More
Why can’t we have a carnival in our life everyday? Well you can — it’s about the perspective you are in at any given time and how you can celebrate it. Especially if you don’t get hung up on the “perfect” setting for that one thing you want for yourself. And it doesn’t have to have super “wow! Factor” to be a cool thing to do with your life at a particular moment. Whether it’s how you are being or what you are doing, ordinary life moments deserve your appreciation. What can you appreciate right now? Takeaways and challenges in…Read More
Abundance! How much of a good thing do we need? As adults we spend present moments looking for how we can get more out of something when what we’ve accomplished is pretty damn cool. There is gold in our moments. What speaks to us during them and how we cash in on them right then and there, not looking forward to make them better, faster, stronger? (And, who doesn’t secretly want to wear a mermaid tail? Don’t miss the blooper!Read More
Plain and simple, are we acknowledging when we are being and doing things, taking actions, “having fun”, that it’s just a way of expressing ourselves? And, what have we given up because we weren’t “awesome” at something in exchange for that authentic expression? Many times when we do have an activity we believe is authentic expression, we tend to make work out of it. The thing that we supposedly enjoy is only enjoyable when we score well, achieve a personal record, create the perfect art, write the unforgettable story. The miss on what’s authentically wonderful about us is hijacked by…Read More
Do you need more nothing moments? Take a moment to relax and enjoy what’s going on around you. A moment in time can truly be unplanned and one that you can be in total control. A nothing moment is something special. Treat it as a gift. A complete return to presence. Relax and enjoy. We all deserve it. How can we use these moments to our benefit, and more importantly, how can we enjoy them without overthinking them? Take a moment to relax and enjoy what’s going on around you. Click To TweetRead More
Or My Publix Half-Marathon Race (#coaching) report: I heard all kinds of stuff because I slowed down. Who’s breaking up. Who’s hooking up. Who got fired. Who got hired. Who’s selling. Who’s buying. Who’s building. And of course, who’s keeping a 9 min/mile pace. That last one is like the waiter in a really nice restaurant who keeps showing up every 14 minutes to refill your water glass and make sure you are staying for dessert. This race was different in so many ways. First, I was dealing with a sore knee that kept my training (and speed) to a…Read More
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