Miserably Failing Excellently

I’ve always been fascinated and motivated by the idea of striving for excellence. But I’ve been doing it all wrong. And have failed miserably. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotle paraphrased by Will Durant This quote has been a major building block forContinue reading “Miserably Failing Excellently”

Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad

Are we born with a predetermined set of talents? Do we grow skills from those talents to a certain age and then stop? Are our brains really built with a certain talent set and that core foundation can’t be changed? If we are good at math, we are good at math. If we are artistic,Continue reading “Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad”

Building Together

I think many of you can tell by now that I’m on a bit of a personal journey with my professional life. I’ve gone all in on my business and my passion to help other people with their growth and development. Along the way I’m building a brand. And while, I wish I had itContinue reading “Building Together”

Follow Through : Be Someone Who Gets Things Done

There’s a six-word formula for success. Think things through, then follow through. Eddie Rickenbacker Words are meaningless without intent and follow through. Without follow through there is no action. You are breaking a commitment with yourself and others. This leads to erosion of dependability and trust. Watch the commitments. It’s so easy to want toContinue reading “Follow Through : Be Someone Who Gets Things Done”

Get Over Yourself Already, and Delegate

The biggest barrier to delegation is you. You heard that right. It isn’t your people. It isn’t their skills. Or motivation. It’s you. Do you find yourself not delegating because 1) You don’t want to overburden your team 2) You think you can do it better or faster yourself 3) you are a control freakContinue reading “Get Over Yourself Already, and Delegate”

Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone

Do you regularly turn the other cheek in conversations? Do you like to be nice and not rock the boat?  Do you find yourself regularly sacrificing what you want for others? Or maybe you find yourself on the other side of the coin? Are you dominant in your conversations?  Do you make sure and getContinue reading “Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone”

Building Credibility and Professionalism through Mastering Tact and Diplomacy

Are you regularly hurting other people’s feelings? Struggling to get others to accept your feedback? Frustrated that you aren’t getting what you want? Don’t have the influence that you want? You are right, why won’t anyone listen? If any of this sounds like you, you may need to build your skill at tact and diplomacy.Continue reading “Building Credibility and Professionalism through Mastering Tact and Diplomacy”