I’ve encountered a few attempts at advice sharing recently. First, at a Q&A session of a large meeting, the following question came up. “What advice would you give to someone who’s looking to make positive change?” It was sort of an interesting question based on the environment, but still a good question nonetheless. The answer... Continue Reading →
Parenting hack: Always be the afternoon parent
When my daughter was a baby and I went back to work, I was the morning parent. I rushed through the crying and the diapers and the blow-dryer and the makeup sleepy eyed and zombie like. The mornings were chaos and no matter what I did, by the time I left the daycare, I was... Continue Reading →
Four corners of your success
A few weeks ago, one of my employees asked me what I did to get where I am today. Just like everyone else, I have a hindsight story of opportunities and circumstances. While that’s all interesting, unless you’re going back in time and trying to replicate my career to this point, it’s not helpful for... Continue Reading →
Set up your New Year’s Resolution for success
Statistically speaking, your shiny new resolution is going to fail. But it doesn't have to if you decide to dig a little deeper. Each year, as the calendar resets, our culture encourages us to wipe the slate clean and have a new beginning. But just like life and business, a good idea alone doesn’t make... Continue Reading →
Is your team as invested as you?
Did you ever have a moment where you were convinced you were the only one that cared? You were the one working the longest hours, putting in the most effort, and the only one giving your all. Did you ever start to get annoyed at, angered by, or worst of all start to resent the... Continue Reading →
Give the feedback. It’ll come in handy…someday
My first job was at a Top 5 National home builder in the country which meant there was a lot of process and procedure. Each quarter, we got reviews based on a rating scale of 1-5 in each key result area accompanied by comments. In the 3 years I worked there, I had 3 bosses... Continue Reading →
Everyone is Watching. All. The. Time.
If you have kids, eventually there will come a time when you recognize yourself in them. They’ll say something, make a reference, or demonstrate a habit that they clearly picked up from you. At first, it’s cute and ego boosting, then suddenly it turns terrifying. Oh crap, they watch everything I do and say. That... Continue Reading →
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS
When I became a parent, I didn’t think about the fact that one day I was going to have to send my sweet little babies out into the world and their sphere of influence would exponentially grow beyond what I had filtered for them. Control freaks unite. Then when my daughter was in first grade,... Continue Reading →
Why Empathy is the key to happiness.
I hate to burst your bubble, but nobody noticed. Nobody cares as much about your life, your problems, your perspective, your struggles, and your wins as you do, nobody sees your flaws, nobody knew the difference between what you intended to say and what you actually said. Nobody noticed that your pants are tighter this... Continue Reading →
Coming to Terms With My Mom’s Cancer.
My mom having cancer and then eventually dying from it has been the dominating story line of my life. It got me to where I am, which isn’t so bad, but it’s also done some damage that led me to my stuck place in life and I’m just now open to seeing it. My mom... Continue Reading →