Self-Blindness

One of the biggest skills you can work on and keep fresh is self-awareness. It's a component that makes empathy and compassion easier to lead with. It tempers reactive behaviors. It also makes you a natural stand out amongst peers who lack self-awareness or emotional intelligence. Building a community or team with this skill is... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #14

"One thing I've learned is that there's always a way to get to the other side of the mountain. Sometimes you have to go up and over, and other times you have to take the long way around. Once in a while, you have to tunnel right through the sucker, but there's always a way."... Continue Reading →

Just One, But Not So Easy

Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com Fact: Your brain can only be 100% effective on one thing at a time. So, why do we mind share up to as much as a dozen things or more simultaneously and think that's a good thing to do? Performance anxiety? Fear of missing out? Setting our goals... Continue Reading →

Ideal Reality

What would an ideal life be for you? Better yet, once you have it, how would you bring that ideal reality into life? Our biggest struggle keeps us from even getting started. That struggle happens to be for most of us, taking the first step. I've found in my time that creating lasting change in... Continue Reading →

Check In Before You Wreck In

We've all heard "check yourself, before you wreck yourself" hopefully at some point in our lives. Probably by someone who was way more self-aware then we were. When was the last time though you were completely body slammed by your own emotions? I'm sure in the comments below this post we could all list several... Continue Reading →

The Well: Two Questions (8min Audio)

Wanted to provide an audio version of the most popular and viewed blog post for this week's podcast. Hope you enjoy it. Have we really taken the time to ensure we're doing the right thing? With just two questions you can get all the intel you need to take the first confident step forward. Listen... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #13

Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.- Dylan Thomas Dylan was a celebrated Welsh poet. Super well known and popular in fact for just giving life the "what for." He often shared that in his prose and craft. Another great excerpt from his work that strikes... Continue Reading →

Stick It Planning

Teaching yourself a new trick and moving through the fear you're going to encounter learning that new trick is not easy. Rewarding yourself and taking some other strategies into account can help you move through it. We respond really well to rewards. We like being liked for example on Facebook posts. This keep us going... Continue Reading →

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