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Get Uncomfortable

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito I’ve found myself thinking about ancient history lately.  In particular, I’ve been thinking about my ancestors living in [...]

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Nothing’s Perfect

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson It’s part of human nature that we tend to not want to make mistakes.  We’re taught from an [...]

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Baby Steps

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden Understatement of 2022:  Sometimes our world is pretty complicated.  It can feel like every decision or every action [...]

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Happy Labor Day!

“Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all.  Laugh, rest, slow down.” – Anne Lamott In our part of the world, we have a holiday weekend coming up.  [...]

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Say No To Good Stuff

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on.  But that’s not what it means at all.  It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas.” – Steve Jobs Early in my [...]

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Make a Choice and Jump

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.  It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” – Seneca Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and with those shapes [...]

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Dive In

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark Last week in this space the topic was self-sabotage.  I could probably write something about that topic [...]

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How Are You Stopping You?

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung One of the conversations I’ve heard leaders having repeatedly over the years has to do [...]

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Don’t Forget Yourself

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi Last week in this space, the topic was change-related (no surprise).  The idea [...]

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It Won’t Just Happen

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol Over the past few months, I’ve heard a lot of people start sentences with the words “I wish…”.  [...]