The Gift of Being Bored

At the end of the day when you do absolutely nothing all day you probably feel a ping of guilt because you were incredibly unproductive. People don't actually participate in boredom because of it's negative press that's been unfairly given to it. Those days for me however are the BEST! I recommend them highly. Intentionally … Continue reading The Gift of Being Bored

Exhaustive Innovation

"It is more effective to design an environment where you don't need willpower than to rely on willpower to conquer your environment." - James ClearForcing things to happen is not a great thing. We break things that way. You can create a culture and lead a culture that is intentional in innovating. To say I … Continue reading Exhaustive Innovation

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 A Moment of Stillness

I’m a Polymath, You Can Be One Too

I've been asked several times how I retain so much of what I read and try to learn. Additionally, where do I find the time to do all that work including what I share here. I've come to terms that there is only a limited amount of time each day and it's the same amount … Continue reading I’m a Polymath, You Can Be One Too

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

Friction and Polished Things

I have an incredible opportunity to put myself in front of some of the best thinkers in my organization on a regular basis. It's a blessing, a lot of hard work, and worth every minute. One of those people I've worked with and for, going on 8 years. She regularly channels things that are profound, … Continue reading Friction and Polished Things