The Feedback Loop

In a world where the norm is to avoid feedback and everything that comes with it (the judgments and criticisms), conscious leaders genuinely and continually seek to know themselves better (for better or worse), so they invite and crave feedback. They seek feedback for the same reasons as others—it’s the […]

Yes Is Easy … Boundaries Are Hard

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) When I speak to audiences, I often ask them how many of them are great at saying “yes” to others, and an overwhelming number of hands go up. I then ask how many of them are […]

Beware Your First Answers

When it comes to asking questions of ourselves or about situations (often related to assessing risks), we need to be very aware of our first answer and even answers. The problem with our first answers is two-fold. First, our first answers (especially around risks or obstacles) are typically the biggest […]

Isolate the “But”

You know what I’m talking about … the infamous and dangerous word “but.” There are two versions of “but” that we love to use. First, is the “but” that virtually negates everything we said before it: I don’t want to complain, but … I don’t want to sound negative, but … I love your […]

They’re Your Buttons

Recently, someone asked me how they could prevent people from pushing their buttons. More specifically, they asked me “How can I choose not to react when people attempt to push my buttons?” It’s a great question and she asked me to write more about this, so here I am. The […]

Little Things Matter

Let me set the scene – I’m flying to Cleveland on a late flight (which was delayed), and I landed at Hopkins Airport at 12:30 AM. I had to be on-site with a client at 8:00 AM the next morning, and I still had to pick up my rental car, […]

Leap Year

According to the calendar, 2020 is a leap year but calendars can be deceiving and limited. For me, 2019 has been a leap year in so many ways. I leapt in 2019 by writing my next book – Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You (due out in November). I […]

What Do You Trust?

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) The past couple of weeks I’ve been writing about feeling lost or stuck, and last week I share with you my thoughts and perspectives on the reality of fear. Specifically, the importance of honestly assessing fear and taking […]

The Reality of Fear

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) Last week I wrote to you about feeling lost or stuck and the reality that being stuck is a choice. I also closed out my thoughts with a few comments on fear – the importance of […]

Which Perception Wins?

I encounter many people who reject or resist the idea that whenever people are involved, perception is reality. You know I love Broadway and there’s an insightful line in the show Come From Away. The plane people – all those people whose flights were diverted to Newfoundland – were being transported […]