Tools for No … The Pause

(from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the challenges of no – that “yes” is easy and that boundaries (“no”) are hard. In response, I had several people tell me that it’s so true for them and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There’s No Stuck

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) There have been times in my life when I felt lost and said so, whether it was meant generally or specifically about a certain aspect of my life, and this is something I regularly hear from […]

Just Explore

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) Have you ever been lost? Have you ever felt lost? I’m sure that I have at some point in my life (at least metaphorically), but one specific experience on the Camino taught me this powerful lesson […]