Boldness is my One Word for 2022. I have found the one-word concept extremely beneficial, especially these past few years with life being different. Referring to a single word theme – Presence (2021) and Rejoice (2020) – has kept a steady focus on my journey. This year ahead will be significant, and it will likely […]

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Timing is Everything

If I can hold a door open for someone, I always do. I learned that at a young age from my Dad. When people say thanks, I often answer, “timing is everything” as they happened to be in the right place at the right time for the gesture to be made. Timing is that innate

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s

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Pass the Baton

The relay race as a life metaphor arose for me recently as I was discussing on-boarding with my new company. The idea being that there are work and responsibilities that need to be handed off to me, but I must be up to speed before that handoff can occur. Just like in a relay race,

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

“Don’t worry, be happy” by Bobby McFerrin is the only a cappella song (without instruments) to reach #1 in the US. It was Song of The Year in 1989. The simple message and quirky sound made it a surprise hit. The phrase “Don’t Worry Be Happy” came from the Indian guru Meher Baba, McFerrin saw

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Take the Blame

I was at a party at a neighbor’s house and it was crowded, with about twice as many people as the space comfortably fit. Like a typical neighborhood event we spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Within the crowd was my neighbor’s dog and of course it was underfoot and got stepped on

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The Path of Trust

The idea for this blog has been in my ‘started, needs finishing’ file for over a year. Then the other day I was struggling to get my dog, Rooney, to trust me in a certain situation. Bottom line was that her level of trust was way behind my expectations, despite our almost 4-year relationship. What

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Be Relational

I was working a trade show with a business colleague of mine and we were discussing his sales style that is heavily weighted on relationships. The reason for the conversation was that he had just met a new and very significant decision maker at the account he handles, a top 3 account for the company. 

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Hope is Not a Strategy

I am not exactly sure where or when I first heard the phrase “hope is not a strategy.” In fact, it is debatable as to who conceived the phrase. I have seen it attributed to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who used the phrase, “Because ‘change’ is not a destination, just as ‘hope’

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