We often get historical with others. It is easy to focus on past mistakes, or even successes. What if instead we thought of their future, where they hope to be headed. Here is a scenario. At the next gathering when interacting with someone stop and think, “what are my assumptions about this person?” Next start… Read more about Getting Futuristic
Doing something daily (no matter what it is): praying, sketching, playing guitar, cycling, photography, writing, or connecting with others- will cause your skill and passion to grow. Daily, separates you from the 99%, the dabblers. Those who dabble get frustrated when the expert (lets call them Daily) quickly knows what to do. They utter under… Read more about Daily
Receptionist, social media manager, gopher, artist and PR pro. This was all in a recent job posting I saw. The employer wanted it all. Could someone do all that? Yes. Do it all well? Probably not. A job posting like this says one thing. I don’t really know what they do. Do you lead? Take… Read more about They do all that?
We all have moods. Moods are a constant visitor to our days, be it the dependence on caffeine, nicotine or any other drug or our reaction to resistance in the day. Not all of them are bad. They can color our experiences and our connectedness to others with vibrant colors bringing brightness, encouragement and joy.… Read more about Mindset over mood
Signs are everywhere if we are mindful enough to see them. -That heartburn from the extra piece of cake. -Talking about politics always puts you in a sour mood. -Anything your father says upsets you. -the smell of fresh pine or rosemary lifts your mood instantly. -Rosemary makes you sick. -You always cut off the… Read more about The signs
The advocate gets to be the super hero, rule breaker, squeaky wheel. Who needs one? -There is the kid who knows how to solve every math problem but hates to show how she did it. -The law student who is too busy fighting for the lives of inner city homeless kids to attend classes. -The… Read more about The Advocate
On Monday’s my friend Gary Barkalow sends out a quote from his book It’s Your Call. Yesterday’s post was so good. It is well worth expanding, sharing, dissecting. “We can work so hard for understanding in our circumstances that we lose the purpose and experience of it, not to mention God’s presence within it. Understanding… Read more about In the moment
Instead of all caps and red maybe gentle and instructive works better. A newcomer in the community broke an unwritten rule or an employee committed a company culture taboo? Did someone use a favorite cup in the break room cupboard. Maybe the opposite of what we feel like doing in the moment would work better.… Read more about INSTEAD OF ALL CAPS