I have come to learn that failure is never really failure if we allow ourselves to learn the lessons in it. That truth brought so much peace and comfort into my life. What I didn't realize was that I had spent most of my life avoiding "failure" to the point I never had the opportunity … Continue reading The Time to Fail is Now
What does a good life mean to you?Who do you admire?What do you celebrate and reward? Who do you recognize and hold up as successful? Most of us have never taken the time to purposefully examine these questions. We haven't defined success for ourselves, but rather accept what culture tells us success looks like. This … Continue reading The Realities of What We Recognize and Reward
Let's talk about rage. About desire. About wild. How many of you feel discomfort reading those words? Unsettled? Good. Lean into it. That feeling you've been avoiding has been desperate to get out. You've been shoving it down. Covering it up. Numbing it out. But it just won't go away. You're afraid you can't control … Continue reading Wild and Free
We all know intuitively that trust is important, but how could I be so bold as to say it is the most powerful economic force? Because without it, we can't get things done well or on time. Without it, we lose faith and lose hope that things will get better. Without it, marriages, families, partnerships … Continue reading Trust is the most powerful economic force
In the midst of this pandemic, anticipating this divisive election: untruths surround us, fear engulfs us, hate and division no longer surprise us. When the battle is over, what will be true? Hope and love will be there, as they have been. Life will go on. In the following days, we can choose to stay … Continue reading What will be true after?
As we get into the final few months of 2020, I find myself celebrating the approach of the end and the opportunity for a fresh start, but also celebrating all the lessons I've learned. Emotions have been high and the workloads feel heavy. The world has felt uncertain and chaotic for so long. People have … Continue reading 2020: The Year of Transformation
The world is getting more complex and complicated. Inside organizations there are more customers with more choices, more requirements, more conflicting demands and faster changes. Pile on top of that pandemics, racial tensions, busyness, and noise and it’s really tough to get the right things done at the right time and keep good people. There … Continue reading How to Lead a Culture from Power to Empowerment
Beyond the darkness, Behind the walls, Beneath the armor, Under the scars, All we are is love.
Labels. They help us move through life in a comfortable, easy way. When it comes to people, they can be harmful. They become excuses for our actions. They compel us to be a certain way. They hold us back from reaching our full potential. Our labels prevent growth and kill curiosity. I labeled myself: competitive, … Continue reading I am…
It doesn't seem like it should be so hard. Just let go. Surrender. Yet letting go is one of the hardest things we are called to do as human beings. I grew up water skiing. My stepdad would always tell me that if I felt like I was going to fall or I was getting … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go