Change is hard. There's no sugarcoating it -- change is tough to do, it requires a constant commitment and it requires action. There can be, at times, no immediate reward that is tangibly felt as a result of the change, which can cause some people to lose their motivation and give up. Defeated … Read more about Change is One Small Choice Followed by Another
Shame. What emotion comes up for you when you read that word? What happens in your body when you allow yourself to feel shame? For most of us, it's a painful, visceral emotion that can be crippling. It can cause us to shy away from certain areas of our life. Play … Read more about Why Shame Keeps Us Quiet & What to Do About It
I started reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield today (thank you Jamie!) and I ended up reading half the book over lunch. The key concept to the book is overcoming Resistance and breaking through mental blocks. The book is designed to help you win the war as it … Read more about Resistance, Rationalization & Emotional Suppression
I receive at least three to five requests per week from people who want something from me in exchange for nothing. They want my advice, they want me to speak at their event, they want me to review something or they want me to meet up for lunch / coffee. I politely decline … Read more about Before You Ask for Something for Free, Think About What You Can Offer in Return
A few weeks ago, I sat on the plush, red couch in my living room having a great conversation with someone I love very much. It was the kind of conversation that fills you up with that juicy, positive energy that we all like to cozy up to and wrap … Read more about An Invitation to Go Deeper: Holding the Space for Meaningful Conversation
It was at a coffee shop. The sunlight was at the perfect angle and it was shining in through the enormous glass window beside us. I was perched on an recycled steel chair and he was across from me on a bench. We were engaged in a deep conversation about … Read more about He Took a Bite of My Cookie: Why Intimacy is Such a Powerful Connector in Life and Business
The past few months have been particularly busy and... challenging. I have said an enthusiastic "yes!" to more than I can handle and at first, it was great. Manageable even. But slowly, as it always happens, the plates that I balanced in the air began spinning out of control and … Read more about An E-mail I Wrote to Say, “I’m Struggling.” You’ll Never Guess How It Was Received.
Where Does Your Greatness Lie? For most people, the answer to this question generally focuses around a hobby or a talent. Some may answer that their greatness lies in playing piano or building computers or speaking or writing business books. For others, they may be great at maintaining a home, … Read more about Want a Better Relationship? Commit to Greatness.