RECIPROCITY

    When strolling on the beach it’s not uncommon to greet someone with a smile and be greeted in return with a smile. A word describing this kind of interaction is reciprocity. Yesterday, I needed to be focused and get some work done efficiently. Sometimes...

IT WAS LUCK!

    IT WAS LUCK! When I read Good To Great, it really resonated with me when Jim Collins wrote about Great Leaders believe in luck – they believe in good fortune. “Later, when asked to discuss the factors behind the enduring nature of the transformation, he...

WHERE IS YOUR HEART?

  The queen of hearts has been an icon I carry with me since Sept 30 2002.   It reminds me to live from my heart, always. Where is your heart? As in, that on which your life centers? Have you ever said the phrase, “My heart says one thing, but my mind thinks...

4 Reasons We Get Upset

    4 REASONS WE GET UPSET I was recently asked, “When we’re upset with someone is it because we see our reflection in their behavior?” Sometimes, yes, but not every time. There are four reasons we get upset with people. They mirror us. They hurt us. They...

LEAVING AN IMPRESSION

    It was early in the morning. I decided to take the train to work. I wasn’t doing very well. I felt sad and chose to sit in the back corner of the car so I could stare out the window while wearing my invisible-you-can’t-see-me cloak. The doors open and I...

YOUR ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY

    If you could take 6 months off with unlimited resources, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? 1. _____ Rest and relax and enjoy not having any pressing responsibilities 2. _____ Plan an outdoor excursion: _____________________________________...

Asking Why?

    I want to expand my knowledge, so I added a trivia APP on my phone. The app is Quizoid, “Get smart with your phone.” I like it. I’m actually learning tidbits of information that I hadn’t known previously, and I’m enjoying it. I’ve never considered myself...

DIVERSITY: it’s not a trend

    Different cultures and different points of view are woven into the fabric of this world. Thanks to the world wide web, globalization is now part of our daily routine. The world is getting smaller. I’d like to share some initial thoughts about diversity....

MADISON PADGETT: Talks About Dreams

  DREAMS:  DREAM SMALL By:  Madison Padgett I’d like to introduce you to my creative friend and daughter, Madison Padgett from Vancouver, Canada.  I’ve always loved the way she writes and her perspective on life.  And from the time she was 2 years...

I CANNOT SEE AHEAD OF ME

  It’s a scary moment when you open a door and enter a room where all you see is darkness; and you know you have to maneuver through its corridors without a glimpse of light. Which is scarier, not seeing or the unknown? “You must do the things you think you...

THE QUIET JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION

    An acorn falls from the tree. The rains come and it begins to sink into the ground. Below the surface in the quietness of earth, the roots push and break through its shell. The acorn grows; diving to deeper depths of soil. In this dark place where no...

RECEIVE THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

  So, you’re in leadership. You have weighty responsibilities. People look to you for solutions and successful outcomes. Currently, you’re somewhat concerned. You’re looking at the outgoing and incoming dollars, and you’re not sure about the best plan to execute....

HOW BAD IS IT, REALLY, WHEN WE FAIL?

  There is nothing idealistic or romantic about failing. It is part of life. It is humbling. It is discouraging. It depletes us (for a moment), yet reminds us (if we so choose) to remain relentless. How bad is it, really, when we fail? Is it really that awful?...

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

  (photo by:  Robert Faric)   The question I want to know is: What do you want? I’ve observed that it’s easier for us to list what we don’t want. But can we truly list what we want? Can we speak it forth? Can we proclaim without apology? Do you think it’s...