Archive for July, 2013

Finding my Tuesdays With Morrie

I have been fortunate to have my own personal Morrie. If you don’t know what I am referring to, then you need to find the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ and read it. It is an oldie but a goodie. For me, it was almost 2 years ago, that I stumbled upon my own personal Morrie. But due to copyright infringement… my Morrie is going to be called Wally.  And I am call him “Wednesday with Wally” Over the next few weeks I am going to be revealing some of the lessons learned that changed me or made me look at…

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One BIG THING – Finding certainty in the common thread

I recently read a book called One Big Thing. Initially I was resistant to reading the book because of the title, as I don’t believe we only have one big show… Instead, I believe that we have a series of shows throughout our lifetime. The book was called One Big Thing, but what it should have been titled was Common Thread. The older I get, the more eclectic my experiences become. I was the one in high school not sure of who I wanted to become. I remember wishing I was attracted to a single profession like many of my…

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What questions to ask when everything looks shiny!

July 9, 2013

As an entrepreneur leading a startup community I have had many ways to direct my energy. I realized recently that I was at a crossroads of opportunities because EVERYTHING was looking shiny… and I wasn’t sure which way to turn. I know, not a bad place to be. But it can be overwhelming if you are someone that wants to do everything. Prior to kids I probably would have jumped in and treaded until I learned to swim. However, gratefully, my life and time are no longer just my own. This means I needed a process to start crossing off…

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Personal Retreat – The Power of Silence

Prior to having kids and a partner, someone who worked for me would take vacations without her spouse and kids. I recall thinking it was so odd. Now however, with two young kids and a brain that doesn’t have an off button I realize that the power of silence is sacred. There is an expression that says “you can’t give until your bucket is filled”. You can sometimes feel like a frazzled mess as things come undone. Time for yourself has to be consciously carved out, because it’s not going to carve itself out – unless it shows up through…

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