Feb. 2019 Insights

Reflections (Image: Shawn Ward) I wanted to compare my second month with that of the first month of this year. I have some things I am proud of and some revelations about the work put in. Dec. - Jan. I had: 1,200 views between the two months Just over 700+ views 27 likes Landed in... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #5

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim ValvanoThis week's roulette has a very special meaning to me. Both my fathers, my actual father and my step-father are no longer here. But what they shared with me while on this planet is something that I... Continue Reading →

A Moment of Stillness

"With the pace and frenzy of our lives - with family, work, community, and other obligations - it's often hard to be still and just reflect." - Dave, Mike, Jennifer, and Massiel, Holstee TeamBeing still is incredibly hard to do with so much asking for our attention and time. Yet, to reflect and just be... Continue Reading →

Finding North

The story of your life is not your life. It is your story. - John BarthMy hope has always been to inspire others, develop them, and create change through them. Change that creates a better version of them in themselves then what previously existed. In this effort, impact the bigger picture for good. Impact humanity... Continue Reading →

Gifts

I got to thinking about gifts because of the obvious with our headlong plunge we're all taking into the holiday weekend and month ahead. There are so many times at work or at play in life we gift things to people. Some gifts are intentional and well thought out. They can be gifts of feedback... Continue Reading →

Repay the Debt

One of the ways that I find peace is to pay debts. Not the credit card kind. I don't think anyone really enjoys paying those back. There is some time in your life you've had to feel a debt owed you had to pay back. The tug that you need to pay someone or something... Continue Reading →

Planning November Learning

As the snow begins to fall for the first time this season the change is happening rather quickly from fall to winter months. I love it. I'd like to take a little of this post to close out October's learning and results, then give you some ideas into November I am going to play with.... Continue Reading →

Your Wired for Negative Bias

I am lucky enough to have worked for over 8 years in a space that has helped me begin with positive intent with any approach that I attempt. It's not easy. I recently read a fascinating piece on your brain's negative bias. There happens to be a scientific reason we are so quick at picking... Continue Reading →

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