The morning grind is something that most of us feel. We brew our ground coffee or go to a coffee shop, and we head into work. Who is drinking the coffee these days? "Bloomberg’s report cited research that says millennials consume 44 percent of coffee in the United States." (1) Today's coffee trend may be offering… Continue reading Will our Morning Coffee bring us together?
While attending school, most of us have heard this at one time or another, “Show your work.” While this was a good idea and easy in school, showing your work has become more and more difficult as an adult. Showing your work (your creativity) can now impart anxiety because it leaves us open to judgment… Continue reading Show Your Work & Creativity
CORE TRUTH TO CORE LIE A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a Millennial about some team building training she was receiving. She said, “part of the team building training was to share your core lie.” “Core Lie, what do you mean,” I said. The moment spurred some research on my part, which led… Continue reading Vulnerability
With Father's Day approaching, I felt that I wanted to write about the advice I received from my father with the most impact. It was 1998. It was the year of the Seinfeld finale and the release of the box office hit -Titanic. Google was founded, and Bill Clinton was president. I was a young… Continue reading A Father’s Advice
Beliefs about missions vary greatly. Some believe a mission is just a bunch of words. Others believe a mission guides an organization or individual. I believe in the latter and that a mission is needed and necessary to maintain some continuity. As stated in a Forbes article on Corporate Missions, " ...a company needs an anchoring… Continue reading Missions – Do you have one? Do you need one?
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall; it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away… Continue reading Water serves Business & Career Lessons
"I want freedom for the full expression of my personality." ~Mahatma Gandhi To gain maximum fulfillment of your skills, you must have the freedom to do so. Freedom may look different for everyone, but freedom is sought by all. At least that is the what Brendon Burchard suggests in The Motivation Manifesto. While reading Burchard's… Continue reading Freedom to Be You
"Some men (and women) give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before." ~ Polybius We all have days when we have less drive and energy. There are times when we think, "Maybe I… Continue reading Keep Exerting Effort Toward YOUR Goal!