7 Takeaways To Start Advocating For Yourself

Speak up for yourself You’ll never get everything you deserve or everything you want from work. None of us can. You can, however, stop accepting rejection, being walked all over, and not getting the respect that you deserve. Regain your sense of self control by advocating for yourself. Take emotion out of it. This isn’tContinue reading “7 Takeaways To Start Advocating For Yourself”

Swing For the Fail

Swing for the fences, Strike out or Home Run. In a startup, we have to make big plays. We have to have people who feel ownership for the company and who are on the same mission. We need passion and hard work. They have to imagine what is needed before they are needed and whenContinue reading “Swing For the Fail”

Quit Spewing Your Emotions All Over People

Quit Spewing Your Emotions All Over People It’s a tough world out there. The business and work world has always been full of stress and difficulties. Challenges abound whether you are at a small business, a startup or a large corporation. Lack of resources, interpersonal politics, more and more expectations – always more work, notContinue reading “Quit Spewing Your Emotions All Over People”

It’s Your Story – Two Steps To Edit Your Behaviors

Start writing a new story. It’s yours, edits as you see fit. We all behave within the confines of how we define ourselves. We do this in all kinds of ways. Our tape is on continual replay. What do you say to yourself? Do you say you are no good at math? Are you callingContinue reading “It’s Your Story – Two Steps To Edit Your Behaviors”

5 Steps To Embrace Failure

I failed. That’s really dramatic and accurate. More accurate is that I failed to write and publish a blog every day. I missed yesterday. And while I don’t like failing- I absolutely #@$%^& hate it – it was also inevitable. I’m working on building a habit of writing and publishing every day. Writing with qualityContinue reading “5 Steps To Embrace Failure”

Bored Brains Don’t Develop

Companies are spending a lot of money on learning and development. Jamming content down everyone’s throat. Getting excited about new systems and programs. There is always a new book to read, a new program to introduce, a new way of doing things to get certified in. Yet, for all the money spent and effort putContinue reading “Bored Brains Don’t Develop”

I Can Do Better In 2021

Fourteen days ago I declared my own personal New Years. Even if the calendar didn’t agree I mentally and emotionally moved into 2021. I began in earnest to do all the things that one does to start anew. Remove the clutter that had built up over the last year. Take care of some projects thatContinue reading “I Can Do Better In 2021”

Get Cracking, Time to Launch Yourself Into 2021

Jump to it. There is no time to waste. There is no promise of tomorrow. So, why not do what needs to be done, now? Get cracking. 2020 is over. Don’t carry it. Feel what needs to be felt. Get help if you are dealing with trauma or mental health issues. Take the moment toContinue reading “Get Cracking, Time to Launch Yourself Into 2021”

Plan Your Way to A Better 2021

Only a four days to go until 2021. 1-2-3-4. That is it. I get so excited at this time of year counting down the days. No matter how arbitrary calendars and years are, they provide something to measure against. It provides some sense of context and reference. And for me, even knowing all of that,Continue reading “Plan Your Way to A Better 2021”

How Do We Keep Going, When We Are Programmed to Stop

We spend a lot of time asking how to get started. How to begin action. To make something happen. Build a business. Get a new job. Change our lives. We don’t really ask how do we keep going? There is this idea that if you want it bad enough – you’ll keep going. There isContinue reading “How Do We Keep Going, When We Are Programmed to Stop”