Listening Is My Native Language

Often the quietest voices are the easiest to overlook. A lot of communication is listening - not just lis-ten-ing to figure out what you want to say in response." - Johnny Ive Probably the biggest leaps in my careers have been when I have stopped myself from listening to respond as Johnny talks about above, … Continue reading Listening Is My Native Language

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 Repay the Debt

Empathy and Sympathy Not the Same

Wanted to take a little break from resilience this month and share a video I ran across. I've been studying empathy and compassion a bit. I came across this video that brilliantly paints a picture between what some people think is empathy, when sympathy is really what it is. The video itself is about 3:54 … Continue reading Empathy and Sympathy Not the Same

The Ugly Side of Resilience

As I've been writing all month about resiliency and all the great things about this great habit that works to make you that way, I began to study the other side. Is it possible that resilience has an ugly side? I assumed it can be like any habit that if over used can be as … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Resilience

GTTW: Home

"All roads lead to home, we just arrive at different times." - B.o.B. We alway have home to look forward to. Even those that might not have a home, find a way to create one. Home isn't always a physical base at the end of our work to move through challenge, it's a mental one … Continue reading GTTW: Home

9/11 and Resilience

resilience | rəˈzilyəns | (also resiliency) noun 1) the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness: the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions. 2) the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity: nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience. It took me a minute to think about when the best time … Continue reading 9/11 and Resilience

A Curious Little Art Called Kintsugi

A question as I deep dive into my studies on building resilience came to my mind this morning over my coffee. If you could choose and really had the power to do so, would you not want something to challenge you? What if you could remove any challenge, any, with the snap of your fingers? … Continue reading A Curious Little Art Called Kintsugi

Bye, Bye August 2018 It’s Been Real

Well that went faster than I thought it would. Some facts about my growth over the last month: Flat for traffic and views from August a year ago. Exactly a match. August is the last of my slow posting months with September about to get more frequent. I had a goal to get at least … Continue reading Bye, Bye August 2018 It’s Been Real