Category: Random Thoughts

Emotional Baggage Check

(Image courtesy of Pixabay.com) A few of us were talking about how to best prepare for an upcoming event. You know the type of event: the one with lots of people getting together, both family and friends. As fun as these events can be, stress…

The Weeds

(Image courtesy of Pixabay.com) “You’ve got to stay out of the weeds.” Leaders are told all the time to stay out of the weeds. The more senior the position the more we hear this advice, and these words about the weeds. “Let’s stay up…

The Autopilot Problem

Relying on Autopilot while flying or in our lives may cause us to lose essential skills.

Why I Don’t Like Working With Me (and how it explains why others don’t either)

Understanding the patterns of self-imposed standards and the impact on others.

Comparison, tribes, and the right standard

We are born into small tribes. Each tribe has its own rules, and its own standards. These standards shape the tribe, and set expectations of the members. These standards aren’t usually written down, but they shape who we are and who we become. Tribes…

The Distorted Lens

It was almost the same day. Three separate conversations. Three inspiring people. One common theme: the distorted lens. The distorted lens is similar to the Hubble’s Mirror Problem that resulted in distorted and out of focus images, but in this case the distorted and out of…

The Ownership Dilema

Ownership is something many of us want, but it may cause a Dilemma we do not expect.

Why do we do these things we do?

We start businesses when we already have a job and a full plate. We go back to school while juggling work, life, and home. We write stories, and more stories, and sometimes books. We get other certifications and trainings. We side hustle on our…

First Place

There is something special about being in First Place. You worked hard, put in the time and effort, made sacrifices, and you took the lead. This First Place status may be with your customers, your employees, your team, your family, or your relationships. They…

A Hope-Filled Plan

We make plans all the time. One of best parts of coaching is helping leaders, organizations, and people make and carry out plans. Over the years, I have noticed two distinct types of plans. Plan type one is the safe bet. Rooted in “reality”…

The Outsider Perspective

Sometimes we gravitate towards people who are similar to us, or have had similar experience. They have “walked in our shoes” and we assume they understand us, our issues, and our struggles. This gravitational pull becomes stronger during training or workshops when you ask…

I Do It: The lesson from a 3-year old

Meeting new people is great. Meeting this particular group was great because they are new (so you can ask a ton of fun questions and hear new stories) and they are going to be connected with us moving forward. As I reflect it was…

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