The Month of CRAZY is on!

The month of crazy has arrived. December. When emotions are high, expectations are over the moon, extra funds are low, and energy levels quickly deplete. Y’know. The fun holiday festive spirit is here again! And one of the best ways to navigate this month is — Pretend you are a dove and BE Peace. Yup.

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It’s Time: Thoughts for the New Year

It’s time.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t see us ‘returning to normal’ next year. Instead, I see a return to different, but not to the old ways pre-COVID. So, I find it impossible to look with 10000% certainty at any of the old thinkings and methods we once employed.  It’s time to

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Marinating Your Bourguignon

I finally figured out marinating!  Bear with me. The only way we can truly muster something worthwhile is to draw from our lived experience! Yup, that’s this week’s topic in a nutshell. See, I have been mulling around an idea for about ten years. It’s a different way to present how to start, scale, grow

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You Matter Too!

This week, you might think I am pretending to be your mother. NOT!!! I want to show you how you matter too! What I am doing is addressing a big trend that is circulating these days and imploring you not to go there. This has nothing to do with business, and everything to do with

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Half-Empty, Half-Full?

For the last two years, my brother has been going through a nasty separation/divorce process. It has been harrowing for two reasons: he is the first person to have gone through anything like this and he also is the first person who had a judge order a 50/50 split of matrimonial possessions between him and

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Five Simple Things

Simple things are really the best, aren’t they?  Playing a leader in real Life is exhausting. It can be mentally, physically and emotionally draining. That is the truth. We all must find ways to keep ourselves grounded and in the zone. A friend of mine shared something with me a few years ago that I

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The Final Quarter of 2021

Have you noticed the urgency of the emails pummeling your inbox about making the last quarter super fantastic? As if you can use their magic juice and suddenly stumble forward at warp speed? Honestly, it’s all POPPYCOCK. Highly successful organizations are NOT ruled by the fluctuations and fears of the quarter. Never! Highly successful organizations

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OBSTACLE! DAMN OBSTACLES!

Let’s talk about your obstacle or obstacles.  I am presuming you have one or two. Have you noticed there seems to be a higher level of mindless moaning these days? Especially since the issues stemming from COVID are constantly highlighted? Maybe your OWN life has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Do you

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The Power of Story

Earlier this week I was gobsmacked by this visual. It is brilliantly simple, isn’t it? Stories trump statistics. All. The. Time. I am sharing this because far too many of us, myself included, get stuck in certain parts of our business or professional lives. See, technology has given us way more data than we could

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Time & Work: the Long Game or the Short One?

It’s always a conundrum, isn’t it?  The trade-off between time and work. You might know I have been following Seth Godin for years. (He is a marketing genius who blogs daily about the darnedest things.) One of his latest posts caught my eye. Here it is in its entirety. Making a difference (making a point)

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