“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” Aristotle The year was 1999. I had been promoted to President of the Information Technology permanent placement division of a national staffing company. At the time, I was, at what looked like, the pinnacle of my career. My company was in a prime position for growth. I was making more money
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I saw this quote on a blogpost written by Holly Morris http://www.oprah.com/style/What-Japanese-Ama-Women-Can-Teach-Us-About-Aging When I delved deeper into the expected vs. the unexpected, I realized that there are two things you can expect from life. One, is that you are born into a body. Two, that body will die. Other than these two things, life is uncertain and so often, unexpected. The Unexpected: We can fight
Playing to win the game of life involves taking risks. There are times, when we can create safe havens for ourselves, never daring to move out of our comfort zones. These times might be followed by feelings of resentment and anger toward ourselves for playing it safe. Then, a tug of war begins between staying safe and taking the risks. In my own life,
Introduction Creating a PBD: Imagine for a moment what it would be like to have access to a group of people who gather to support you in using your gifts to share with the world. A group that is loving, supportive, objective, and worldly-wise. A group that is invested in seeing you manifest your best self. That is what’s possible when you convene a Personal
Establishing an Effective PBD In my last post, I introduced the concept of establishing your Personal Board of Directors (PBD) as a grounding and guiding force for your personal and professional success. This may have left you wondering, “How do I find people to partner with for my PBD?” As I shared, my PBD formed organically out of a group with whom I was already
Post 3- How to convene your PBD In my last post, I wrote about establishing a personal board of directors (PBD). But, once you’ve got your board on board, how do you manage the logistics? How often will you meet; how do you use the time; what are the rules of engagement and agreements that will be important for success? Here’s How It Works for My
You never know how your presents will be wrapped... I’ve heard that Chip Kelly used to say to his players, "Be where your feet are.” Climbing Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park today, we set out for a hike, which is not a big deal. How high can a mountain on the East Coast be? I love hiking. I have hiking shoes. I’m covered in
Have you ever noticed how tempting it is to say, “I told you so”? I think most of us have. Now, think about how much you hate hearing, “I told you so”? I’ve come to the conclusion that needing to be right doesn’t feel right. The need to be right is programmed into the ego, and I, for one, would like to upgrade my operating
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein Learning from A Course in Miracles, I have chosen to live my life as if everything is a miracle. Seeing everything as miracle is accomplished by removing any obstacle to the presence of love. Live your
Wow! That went fast!! You plan, and plan, and plan, and anticipate, and look forward, and count the days until vacation and now, it’s over. Most of us have a hard time coming back. How can you make it easier on yourself? Just like you planned for the time off, can you plan your re-entry? What is re-entry? Is that even a thing? It sure