What Were You Born to Master?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last summer we took a trip to Maine and my then-eight year old declared that we are not allowed to kill lobsters.  I’m normally not the killing type, but since it was my first trip to Maine and I had harbored visions of eating lobster every day for a week, I had to find a solution to his sudden crustacean […]

Is Your Legacy Contagious?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 | No Comments

For as long as I can remember my Dad has been getting up at 4:30am to read.  He reads journal articles, the newspaper, and studies with an intensity that few of us could match.  While he retired quite a few years ago, he still keeps himself current on the latest research, and attends association meetings and […]

Kicking Intrinsic Motivation in Gear

Posted by on May 2, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday, as I emerged from my work-cave on the third floor, my nine-year-old-kiddo, Jeremy, ran up to me in excitement, “Mom!  Mom!!!!  You gotta come listen to this!”  In a flash, he leaped over to the piano and started playing “Let it Go” from the new film Frozen. I was bewildered.  We didn’t have the […]

Milestones to Mastery

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 | One Comment

You can imagine how scary it would be (especially if you’re female), to, one minute, be innocently sipping tea at a friend’s home, and the next, be rushed to the hospital for an emergency c-section.  Two months early. I always did know how to make an entrance. I often joke with my parents that the […]

The Disciplined Path. Because of What It Will Make Of You

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 | One Comment

Discipline.  I’ve never much liked that word.  I wrote a post about my dislike of discipline more than four years ago (you can read that here), and here I am again back at it.  Struggling. A long time ago I heard a Jim Rohn quote that has stuck with me – “Become a millionaire because […]

Cultivating Mastery

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 | One Comment

We’re in Maine and my eight year old has declared that we are not allowed to kill lobsters.  I’m normally not the killing type, but being that this is my first trip to Maine and since visions of eating lobster every day for a week had been dancing in my head since I booked the […]

Did You Say Something?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

Oh my gosh.  Night-before-last I did the parent-thing that I swore I’d never do.  My kiddo was talking a million miles an hour and I was….well yes, I was on Facebook…and according to witness testimony, I was nodding and smiling and responding to what he was telling me.  Ten minutes later my kiddo came back […]

Does Your Filter Work?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

Early in my career I was idealistic, opinionated, and I’m pretty sure that my mouth’s filter was defective.  I remember sitting in meetings in my early 20’s, voicing my thoughts and ideas with abandon, not questioning how they might land.  I of course thought I was “right” about most everything, and wasn’t afraid to say […]

What’s Your Purpose?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 | No Comments

Hugo Cabret:  Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains takes you to places. I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine… I […]

Over-reacting? Maybe It’s a Sign…

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Argh.  I hate it when things don’t go my way!  Yesterday I wanted to get a basic prescription re-filled – one I’ve had re-filled dozens of times, and nothing seemed to go right.  One place didn’t have it it  – it would take days to order.  I trekked to another place – they didn’t have […]