Posts Tagged 'personal growth'

Reflecting and Projecting

Written on December 2, 2012 at 11:44 am


Today is one of those days that I find myself attempting to live in the moment, but instead making my way into the past as well as the future.

Going with the flow.

That has been my mantra for a while now.

Definition: Paying attention to the synchronicity in my life and doing what comes easy in the moment. Going with the flow. 

At this particular moment the flow is taking me toward reflecting and projecting.

Not to be confused with planning and goal setting.

This is more like “visioneering” as Danielle LaPorte calls it. I intellectually know that …


Measuring Happiness

Written on November 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

How happy are you? How happy are clients with your business? What about the people that work with you on your team or in your agency? Are you measuring their happiness?

Well, you probably should be, and here's why.

I was intrigued recently when I read a blog put together by Lisa Parrett, a client of mine in Indianapolis. Lisa's inspiration was a video from a 2010 TED conference, a presentation put together by Chip Conley, a well-known San Francisco hotelier.

Chip presents us with a concept known as GNH, short for Gross National Happiness. And, of course, that's a …


Leadership is Influence

Written on September 25, 2012 at 11:18 am

I was watching the news this morning as the anchors were discussing the various politicians and past presidents who had the keen ability to “influence” world leaders and thereby shape foreign policy.

As I listened, it occurred to me that the key to any type of leadership is the ability to influence others. Political or otherwise.

It also occurred to me that some people have a natural ability to influence while others have to work harder at it.

Either way, influence is necessary in positions of leadership and respect is the key.

No matter your political affiliation or allegiance, I …


Shine Baby Shine!

Written on July 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

One of my favorite quotes was written by author Marianne Williamson and reads:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.