A proud sponsor of LaKesha Womack’s #MyFutureFocus Tour for first-year college students, I was asked to finish the sentence “If I knew then what I know now …”
After scribbling a
three-page list of ancillary shouldacouldawouldas I learned on my quest to Dream Job Land, I’ve narrowed it down to these four lessons. Continue reading “Go All In”
It can slice your spine. It can elicit uproarious laughter. It can end an affair. It can also win you medals.
Do you know the power of a single word? Continue reading “One Word”
Effective communication emerges when we’re brave enough to confront difficult issues. Challenges are thrown at us every day, and if avoided for too long, they become insurmountable. Cloaking the elephant in a Technicolor Dreamcoat doesn’t conceal it; it exacerbates it.
Phil Stutz and Barry Michels provide tools for suppressing mental challenges – which are commonly self-induced – in their book “The Tools.” Continue reading “Psych Yourself IN”
How many times have you come up with an amazing idea, explained it to someone, and found glassy eyes staring back at you? Somehow the great idea was lost in translation. Why? Your delivery was probably convoluted, too sophisticated or just plain insensitive.
Here are four reasons to dumb down your message. Continue reading “4 Reasons to Dumb Down Your Message”
Have you ever wondered what you could do if you weren’t afraid? Joyce Meyer says, “Do it afraid.” Have you ever wanted to do something so big, but didn’t take a chance because you were scared, or thought, “There’s no way I can do this”? Continue reading “Do It Afraid”
Our PR, marketing and sales teams recently hosted a pot luck hit party in which everyone was asked to bring a dish to enter the competition. The voracious chefs had spent hours concocting their unique, signature dishes. I spent 10 minutes preparing mine: an ice cream sandwich cake. Continue reading “Give Them an Ice Cream Sandwich”
So, you’re the brainiest beauty behind your business but YOU don’t have a vision. Or a fourth chair for your hand-me-down dining set. But your coworkers are purchasing $2,500 purses and traveling to exotic lands.
Why is everyone but you living luxurious lifestyles? Continue reading “Go Get Your Blessing”