Mama, may I, pretty please?!?!?!

Can I versus May I? As a family we have revisited this lesson many times, and today I just thought that I would share it here as well.  In business, and in life, it is always better to be clear about what you need.   CAN I / CAN YOU – Yes it is a valid […]

Three Essential Guidelines Before You Resolve

The Year of the Monkey is upon us, welcome 2016!!  In Japanese a monkey is a saru (さる), and in the zodiac the monkey sign is known as the erratic genius of the bunch.  So hold on to your hats 2016 is going to be a wild ride with the monkeys in charge. Resolutions.  Do you buy in, or […]

Saying NO!

Saying no can be very easy when it is something you don’t want.  But what about those times when you really want something and you have to say no? We have all experienced the dreaded DELAYED GRATIFICATION. Today, I really paused when I had to give up something right now that I really want.  It […]

Is it just mindset?

Recently a Facebook friend posted the following status update: As I browsed the comments that were starting to light up the post, it lit up something in me. Many answers were at most a sentence long.  As if a person’s journey could be condensed into so few words.  There were words like mindset, attitude, passion, […]

Language of Leadership

The Big J-O-B… My first degree is in Computer Science, yes I speak geek, just not as often as I used to.  I have not looked for a programming job in ten years, but there are always well meaning people in my world who believe the best way to help me is to help me find […]

Origin Stories

According to Wikipedia: People have an innate need to explain their surroundings and events.  Think of all major scientific discoveries, marinated in years of observation, stories, and testing of stories to see what holds true. Wikipedia also describes the origin story as: We all have our origin stories.  It is our experiences that culminate into […]

The Elephant in the Room

Today was brimming with opportunity.  I woke up and the air was just buzzing with energy!  As I packed up for a mastermind event I made sure to have my water bottle, pen, notebook, a sweater (in case the room was cold), and of course 50 business cards. On arrival, a very nice gentleman held […]