How Committed Are You?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 | No Comments

We went to satisfy nostalgic curiosity.  Having grown up in the 80’s, even though we were raised on opposite ends of the country, my husband and I share memories of big hair, Van Halen, and the Lake Placid Olympics.  So when a three-day-weekend presented itself last fall, we seized the opportunity to explore.  I will […]

How’s Life in Your Bubble?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve spent more time in my head, since I’ve moved to NY and I don’t think I’m alone in that.  I remember when I first moved here I was like an open vessel, absorbing input with all my senses.  It was so exciting!  And so exhausting.  I would come home from the city and be […]

Are You Living Up To Your Potential?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

  “A sobering thought:  what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?”    – Jane Wagner It’s confounding.  How one can spend so much energy learning and growing and trying to be better, only to realize you’ve hardly scratched the surface – that you’ve still a ton of […]

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | No Comments

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson This sounds good.  It sounds like the right answer.  Yet giving ourself permission – or our employees permission – to be possibly be wrong is incredibly difficult to do. It’s scary to put yourself out there with the […]

Corralling Your Bravery

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 | No Comments

When I was eight years old, going into the 4th Grade, my family moved into my parents’ dream home.  Perched on the top of a large hill, overlooking the valley, with Montana’s Mission Mountains as the backdrop, you would think we had purchased a piece of paradise.  My Dad, having grown up in Texas, had […]

How Will You Show Up?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 | No Comments

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]

Don’t Box You In

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 | No Comments

We love to put something in a box.  To know where it fits.  It helps us makes sense of it.  We sort and categorize and define without even realize we’re doing it. This is “good” – this is “bad”. This “will work” – this “won’t work”. This “fits here” – this “fits there”. But in […]

Can You Set a New Course?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sometimes our biggest lessons come from the most uncomfortable situations.  One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it’s made it possible for me course-correct when I find myself reacting to situations instead of bringing my best.  As those of you fabulous human beings who read my blog regularly know, my Super […]

You Don’t Need Permission

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 | No Comments

There’s nothing better to remind me of what’s possible, than to spend a day watching children. They show what we’ve forgotten. I rediscover this ah-ha any time I take my kiddo, Jeremy, someplace new.  I remember when I took him to the Museum of Math last year in NYC.  The place was packed and everywhere I looked was […]

What If You Had Nothing to Prove?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 | No Comments

A competitive bunch were we.  In a program in which the freshman class of 100 gets slashed to 25 students by sophomore year, it’s no wonder that every one of us felt we had something to prove.  We wanted to be “chosen”.  To prove that we were good enough.  To prove that we had the […]