Relax, Renew, Recharge and REPLENISH

At the end of a lovely, playfully productive weekend, I realize what I really did was replenish my spirit. It was a way to be kind to myself, my business, and my clients. Sometimes, when we are doing work that we love, it is hard to step away, slow down and replenish ourselves. Paradoxically, it can…

Renegotiating My Agreement

“Progress is impossible without change, and those that cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”                        ~ George Bernard Shaw Today marks the halfway point in the year. For me, and many others who have taken the WordPress Post A Day 2011 Challenge, it means that I…

The Case for Being Not-Always Great

“The only thing that makes people and organizations great is their willingness to be not great along the way. The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success.”              ~ Seth Godin Sometimes the biggest gains can only happen when we…

Asking For What You’re Worth

“There are three kinds of pipe. There’s what you have, which is garbage – and you can see where that’s gotten you. There’s bronze, which is pretty good, unless something goes wrong. And something always goes wrong. Then, there’s copper, which is the only pipe I use. It costs money. It costs money because it…

Waiting…

“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone…

Letting Idleness Happen

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”  ~ J. Lubbock Ahh…LOVE this!!

The Camera Doesn’t Lie

“The authentic self is the soul made visible.”                                        ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach  Helping a friend select some new photos from the 78 best ones that her photographer sent her was a fascinating experience. First, even though she…

Your Best…YOU

“Why don’t you just concentrate on being the best you you can be?” ~ from the movie The Social Network As we navigate through life, it can be easy to get caught up in what others think of us. We may be afraid to disappoint them, or may be trying so hard to live up…

I Gotta Be ME (sing it, Sammy)…

Today, as I was writing my monthly coaching newsletter about being authentic, these are the lyrics I couldn’t get out of my head, so I thought I’d share: “I GOTTA BE ME ~ SAMMY DAVIS JR. Whether I’m right or whether I’m wrong Whether I find a place in this world or never belong I…

Today the Sun Stood Still

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” ~ L. M. Montgomery If you live in the Northern Hemisphere (which I do) today is the longest day of the year. In fact, I was still enjoying the sunset at 9 PM. Summer is here, and today it was…