Category: Your Story

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 lensĀ is similar to the Hubble’s Mirror ProblemĀ that resulted in distorted and out of focus images, but in this case the distorted and out of…

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…

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”…

Historian or Futurist?

  We seem to like history, especially our own history. Our history was created through a series of events. We get comfortable telling that story. We have told that story many times. We keep telling that story. We like telling that story. The pain,…

The Spillover of Failure

It was a privilege last week to work with a group of people trying to launch big, scary & creative ideas into the world. They have ideas. They want to make a difference. They brought their big, scary & creative ideas. We discussed what…

Permission

I have been wrestling with how to close out a project that has been consuming my mind, energy, and emotions. The project is a risk, and includes trying to help others launch their big ideas into the world. I have learned a few things…

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