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Why?

Why?  For my fellow parents, we have a 22 month old who recently discovered this lovely word.  Why? Why? Why? It fun to see his progression and curiosity. And yet, he also has me thinking about how little we ask – Why? – as adults. … Read More »Why?

Leverage

Verb: to use something to maximum advantage.  More exposure, more sales, more impact.  They can all be achieved step by step. Or you can achieve those results leap by leap.  Both will get you to the same end. One is just a little faster.  How can you… Read More »Leverage

Belonging

Belonging: an affinity for a place or situation.  In business, there really is no silver bullet for success.  However… If you can build a brand that creates belonging.  The emotional connection of, “yea I’m all about X, they’re just the best”.  The math will show… Read More »Belonging

Belief

I heard a great quote the other day, and for the life of me, I cannot find who said it or what the exact wording was. (If I do later, I’ll be sure to put a link in the comments).  If you don’t mind a… Read More »Belief

Serenity

There is a popular prayer, known as the Serenity Prayer, that goes:  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Regardless of your own personal affiliation… Read More »Serenity

RE: email

Not getting a reply from that prospect?  Maybe they forgot.  Maybe your email is lost in their daily influx of messages. Follow up again. But this time, put RE: before your subject line and watch what happens.  Getting a new message is great.  But continuing a… Read More »RE: email

Have Courage

Have courage.  I say this phrase often to my kids, especially when they are going through a challenging moment.  Maybe they’re nervous? Have courage. Maybe they’re scared. Have courage.  Mind you, I don’t neglect their anxious or scared feelings, but remind them to have courage… Read More »Have Courage

Hold the Door

Hold the door.  This was the first, and most powerful lesson I learned in college (shout out to Siena) It was a simple gesture, and most times we didn’t realize why we did it.  We just…held the door for the next person. But this rather basic… Read More »Hold the Door

Expectations

This goes without saying, but I’ll rant a bit anyways.  Life becomes so much more simple (simple, not easy) when you set the right expectations.  Don’t over promise. You will always lose.  Communicate with clarity AND detail.  Be honest about what the deliverable outcome can… Read More »Expectations

Go Play

Go play.  Play to find your creativity again.  Play to get active and move your body again.  Play to think through that tough decision.  Play to…just play.  We live in a world where play is something we think need approval for. Something that is frowned… Read More »Go Play