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The Voice of Authority

Recently I caught myself second guessing a text I had sent. When I really looked at the process of “second guessing”, I realized that something else all-together was happening. I was explaining myself to myself in my head. But it wasn’t really me I was explaining myself to. What the heck did I just say? […]

Three Buckets of Rules

Note: Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my new book, Dancing the Tightrope, What Falling Off a Horse Taught Me About Embracing Pressure, Fear and Uncertainty. In the following excerpt, we pick up the story soon after I fell off the horse. In this segment, I’m beginning to understand the accident through […]

Master Your Stories

Note: This blog post was originally published on August 4th 2017 as a bonus chapter in my book “The Power of Positive Intent: An Inspired Way to Deal with Change in Any Business.” Last year, I expanded the book and published it as, “The Elegant Pivot: An Inspired Move for Navigating Corporate Politics” I ended my […]

Recovering Confidence

It’s no secret that I fell off a horse a few years ago and got back on – eventually. I went into the ride the day of the accident full of confidence. The day after the accident – and for another 15 months – I avoided even the idea of getting back on another horse. […]

Flying High

I started flying lessons this week. It’s not a brand-new hobby. In the mid-80’s I spent several years learning to fly and went as far as the final check ride. When Jen and I moved to Charlotte, we lived too far from the airport for me to stay current. In my prior life, flying was […]

Unscientific Evidence That What We Believe Matters

A few years ago, I was helping kids in a local community race. The children had an obstacle course to navigate, and my job was to offer both direction and encouragement as they ran the course. I was not the only one yelling encouragement. There were lots of us cheering them on, with the typical […]

Fire the Sanctioner

Blog Originally Posted Nov. 2019 She said “I really can’t take time for myself until my work is done.” Even though I’ve heard similar statements before – I’ve SAID similar statements myself – this time I heard it differently. “Who says that?” I asked. After all, she is a grown ass woman who really doesn’t […]

Facing the Blank Page

It happened again. The blank sheet of beautiful, white watercolor paper stared me in the face, daring me to transform it into a masterpiece. After going to the Celebration of the Arts in Scottsdale last month, I’ve been looking forward to transitioning my art studio from the winter work of pottery to the summer work […]

Breakdown or Break it Down

A lot of my coaching conversations come around to some form of breakdown. Whether it’s a broken promise, an unexpected decision or correcting a mistake, breakdowns seem like impediments to achieving our goals. Even the word breakdown indicates a breakdown is a problem. It makes me think about being stuck on the side of the […]

Where Money Fits

NOTE: A lot of my writing energy these days is going into finishing Dancing The Tightrope. The book is coming together in its own time. This week, I’m sharing another excerpt from the book. After one of my sessions in a multi-day leadership program, one of the men in the room pulled me aside and […]