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Life Without Blinders

I am teaching a class of college freshmen about entrepreneurship. The most significant message in the program is how to look at themselves and their world differently – to look past their limits and see opportunities to invent, create or solve. So many of them have little information about themselves and even less about their world – they … Continue reading

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Show Up. Tune In. Pay Attention.

Everything we need to be successful in the next moment of life comes from what we learn from this moment. So, the more conscious, mindful, attentive and intentional we are to watching and learning from our world, the more we see opportunities and possibilities that allow us to soar. It’s the same for work or life. Information … Continue reading

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Why Be Mean?

Someone says something you disagree with, so you insult them. Someone dresses or looks different – you make a derogatory comment. Someone cuts in front of you in a line and you call them a jerk. Why are we so mean? It’s because of our lizard brain and our social conditioning. Our lizard or lowest level brain is … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of Life

Some people seem to have great courage. They ski down mountains, jump out of planes, write books, enter competitions, run marathons. They aren’t timid – they show up big. They have“adventure courage.” But there is another kind of courage – the courage to show up big to each of the days of our lives, live who … Continue reading

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Tell Me About You

This past week I have been interviewing job candidates for my clients; they are looking to hire several people into new roles. I love to watch how people present themselves – in what they send in, on the phone and face-to-face. This is worthy of some comments, so here I go. It is important for us to … Continue reading

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Choose a Different Thought

You see someone that others have told you is a jerk so you share a negative comment about the person with your friends. Someone cuts you off on the highway – you think the person is inconsiderate so you speed ahead and cut the person off. Someone makes fun of something about you. You make … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Tough Stuff

You break up with someone you care about. You don’t get into the your first choice college. You lose your job. Your friends don’t include you like they used to. You get sick. You say something stupid in front of others. Someone posts something unpopular about you in social media. Your parents get divorced. You … Continue reading

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The Ripple

We had a great rain this week. The puddles were amazing – deep pools that created mini lakes in places where moments before, no water had been. As the wind blew the last of the storm through and the clouds and rain moved past, drops of water on the trees fell into the puddles. Each … Continue reading

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Take Your Blinders Off

We start off as amazing, creative and original beings who, over time, learn how to think, act and live like everyone else. I call it building the blinders. And with blinders, all we see is what is in front of us – the things that looks like what everyone else does. All we see is the same … Continue reading

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Membership In The Oops Club

Things happen. You make mistakes. Me too. “Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal,” says Don Shula. Perfection isn’t in our makeup – that’s okay. We all are members in the Oops Club. When we talk about greatness, many people think this means that things must be perfect – things must work out as … Continue reading

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