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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Everything is Connected

I had an epiphany of sorts about how so much is connected and want to share the highlights with you. Before I begin, let me ask you one question. If your life were a tree, what fruit would it bear? Autumn is now here, and most of the harvesting from most of the trees is

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Life Tips & Hacks You Never Knew!

Gotta share something today. From a young fellow, Chris Hladczuk. He recently graduated from Yale and works at Goldman Sachs. (Yeah, I know. Typical money-hungry know-it-all right? Wrong!) His hobby is sharing on Twitter — frameworks, systems, and epic business stories.  Essentially life tips and hacks you never knew. (I think he is building up

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The Gateman in Guatemala

The Gateman in Guatemala taught me a huge lesson about my speaking and writing style, which is what I want to share. Now, some of you might want to pick those words apart and say, “Oh, you want to talk about communication.” No! I want to discuss how you convey your thoughts to others. When

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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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How Good is Your POV?

POV?   I mean Point of View! Many believe the Great Resignation movement is underway right now. And much of the conversation is around how a supply chain can function without an adequate supply of humans.  However, there is another pressing issue. One that many business owners may not be aware of. Imagine what will happen

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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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Stand Tall!

My world has the best peeps! Last Sunday, the Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) note brought a torrent of new facts and insights into MY inbox. This week, I want to share some of them with you and inspire you to Stand Tall. TPS is the Aussie term about the expectation that poppies should grow together.

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Have You Checked the Bathrooms?

I have a confession today. I am OBSESSED with the cleanliness of bathrooms. Everywhere. It probably started when I was a little girl, and my mother told me always to wear a clean pair of underpants. Truthfully that advice was about getting into an accident, and apparently, the state of one’s underpants told a lot

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Heard About Tall Poppy Syndrome?

Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) is a term commonly used in Australia. It refers to the expectation that poppies should grow together. If one grows too tall, it gets cut down to size immediately. In real life, what happens is humans are terrified to be seen or identified as a ‘Tall Poppy.’ So they overdo it

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