“BRAVING”- The Anatomy Of Trust In The Wilderness

“BRAVING”- The Anatomy Of Trust In The Wilderness

In her book “Braving The Wilderness,” Brene Brown uses the word “BRAVING” as an acronym for defining and developing trust-filled relationships with everyone from kids to coworkers. Now, who doesn’t have trust issues and who doesn’t love a good acronym?

Genius, Brene.

As I was preparing for a Microsoft presentation I am giving at the end of next month, I was searching some of Brene’s BRAVING work to implement into my talk, and a ping came up telling me she was presenting in Seattle two nights hence.…

Why Doing This Every Morning Will Make You More Successful

Why Doing This Every Morning Will Make You More Successful

There is no simple path to success. No quick solution, no sure-fire method, there just isn’t. True success takes hard work, smarts, and timing but there is one activity that can nudge you along that path. It might surprise you.

Make your bed.

Now, coming from me, a “non-bed-maker” you may roll your eyes.…

Bringing The Benefit Of Brick And Mortar To Your Blog

Bringing The Benefit Of Brick And Mortar To Your Blog

Two years ago I walked out the front door of my 20-year old practice and flipped open a laptop to start creating influence online, rather than under a roof. To say it was an adjustment would be an understatement.

I became used to the pajamas and sleeping in easily enough, but there were other aspects of being a professional blogger that were more difficult.…

Want Inspiration? Head To The Bottom Of The Pool.

Want Inspiration? Head To The Bottom Of The Pool.

Feature photo – SAMANTHA FRENCH Check out her work HERE

It is a hot summer day in August. You are at the local public pool with your kids. It is noon. You are positioned in the middle, treading water. You can hear little ones screaming with fits of giggles, a lifeguard blowing a whistle, and somebody’s music pulsing off to the left.…

Discover What You Need To Know About Your Business Health

Discover What You Need To Know About Your Business Health

I once watched a commercial where a young family decided to adopt. They adopted an older girl, maybe 4, with lovely red pigtails. She would be a great companion to their older daughter. After picking up the child, the family was so excited. The family played with her, celebrated her arrival with their friends, and bought her new toys.…

Are Relationships In Your Life Running A Little Thin?

Are Relationships In Your Life Running A Little Thin?

I was leaving coffee after meeting with a client when he mentioned that he and his wife would love to have us over for dinner. This was not the first time he had asked, and not the first time I responded idiotically with a “er, a, yea, mmhmm.” It was as though English was not my native tongue.…