One of my oft-told stories is of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, and his search for the Spanish galleon ship, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, sunk in 1622 off the Florida Keys. Hidden within his tale may be the answer to your question, “How do I know when to quit my business?”
I’m a pretty easy-going human, and have a level of patience that mostly serves me well. But as poet John Dryden said, “Beware the fury of the patient man.” For, when my fuse burns out —well— insert all fireworks analogies here.
My author crush Danielle LaPorte’s The Fire Starter Sessions has been inspiring me for months as I consider and apply her action-provoking exercises. The most profound, and profoundly simple, is igniting my world (and my clients’). Danielle says, “What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel within ourselves, and then we designed our to-do lists?” Read the rest of this entry »
We seem ever-pressed to reduce stress, yet not all stress is the kind we want to avoid. There are actually two kinds of stress: distress and eustress. Read the rest of this entry »
I no longer believe in coincidence, luck, or serendipity. I believe in call-and-response, the power we each have to identify specifically what we want, so the oh-so-friendly Universe can respond with, “Thank you for calling. Your order is ready.” Read the rest of this entry »
I staged a List Hoarder’s Intervention for a client recently. (You know who you are, you List Monger, you!) He had a stack of to-do lists so thick, it was impossible for him to make timely action. If you’re a list-lubber like me, I’ve a few do’s to make your to-do list do more.
Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, offers a helpful glossary for understanding how to most effectively communicate with those I love. I find myself offering this to employers who are struggling with employee appreciation. And for those too squeamish to use the word “love” in a workplace sentence, Chapman has another book just for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Each spring I’m touched by the auspiciousness of graduations, and all the possibilities ahead for the next wave of brass ring grabbers. Read the rest of this entry »