You are awesome just the way you are.

You are awesome. Just the way you are. Today. I recently watched Trolls the movie and, sweet Jesus, did I love it. There’s glitter, rainbows, singing, dancing, hugs, glitter. Did you know Trolls hug every hour? How glorious! There’s this character, Branch (a.k.a Justin Timberlake), who is a paranoid curmudgeon. He’s always looking for the worst […]

Manage the outcome, not just the task

People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got. Clarity comes with simplicity.  –Brendon Burchard It’s really easy to get […]

Stop wasting time and money: How to get more out of your next workshop

7 tips for maximizing your learning

I love to conduct workshops. To facilitate someone else’s learning by sharing my experiences, story, and quirkiness is truly one of the most fulfilling things I do. Before I ever step into a workshop, I’ve usually done at least 3 hours of work for each hour of training. Everything doesn’t always go according to plan, […]

Feeling Guilty Stops You From Taking Responsibility

Recently I messed up. A client and I were meeting via webconference last month. I was capturing her powerful breakthroughs and a really cool action plan on a digital whiteboard. It was a 2-hour session and at the end we scheduled our next meeting and then I said, “I’ll send you a copy of this […]

Innovation is easier than you think.

This one change will open the doors to creativity.

Michelangelo said it best: Criticize by creating. I’m always fascinated by the amount of complaining that goes on in our world. No, really, I find it so intriguing! People can and will find anything to complain about. I listened to a couple at a bar (they were either on one of their first dates or […]

What It Means to be a Next-Level Problem Solver

Creativity is essential

“Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints – time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You can’t have everything, so you have to be creative to make what you want and what you need co-exist. This requires thinking differently, like a designer. Designers believe they can solve any problem and come up with a better […]

It’s time to work harder.

If you're not seeing the results you want, try this instead.

On this blog I’ve been trying to say, “Work smarter,” for the past 2 years. I’ve been saying, “Don’t give your employer your whole life. Stop saying Yes so often. Find focus. Be productive.” I heard a bit of inspiration yesterday that really got me fired up for asking you to work harder, too.   Gary Vaynerchuck […]

How to Get More “Best Days Ever”

The days are too long and life is too short to spend even one more day being stuck.

Have you ever thought about how your life could be different if you could live the best day ever almost every single day? It’s possible, but it takes work on your part to make it happen. I wanted to share with you some important questions that you must answer in order to have more of what […]

How the Enneagram Can Help You Solve More Problems

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The Enneagram is a powerful personality profile that reflects the complex nature of being human. A few years ago I took the assessment and learned that I was an Achiever with a Helper wing (I’ll explain about that more later.). Since then I’ve studied my type further to better understand my basic fears (feeling worthless), what […]