Quote Roulette #3

"A good friend of mine once said: 'It's really easy to say what you're not. It's hard to say what you are.'...Anybody can talk about why something's bad. Try doing something good." - Joseph Gordon-LevittAsking yourself "Why?" reflecting inward first before tackling something tremendous you've never tried before, you find something rewarding. You find strength … Continue reading Quote Roulette #3

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

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

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 Finding North

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

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 Planning November Learning