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Feel the Fear and Take a Bold Action Anyway

  “I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference.”      -- Bill Richardson   Most of you are aware by now that I work with a change and innovation model called The Bigger Game.  I even wrote a book about it. The word “Game” [...]

What I’m Giving Up for Success

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live.”-- Anne Sweeney I recently joined a new mastermind group and they’ve been stretching me to seriously evaluate what the next steps are that I must take to up my game in both my professional and [...]

It’s a Rewrite

A few months back on The Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton that won 11 Emmys, was talking about how he was bringing the musical to Puerto Rico, where his parents are from, for three weeks and donating all the money to arts organizations in Puerto Rico.  At that time, it had been over two years [...]

Defining Your Personal Power

“Personal power is the ability to stand on your own two feet with a smile on your face in the middle of a universe that contains a million ways to crush you.” ― J.Z. Colby Let’s talk about personal power. I use the term power frequently in my work. Power in authenticity, power in using one’s voice, stepping into your power, [...]

Emotions Running Strong? Start with the STATE Principle.

"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess I have always found it a wholesome diet." ~Winston Churchill Have you been involved in any of these conversations or ones like these lately? Talking to a colleague about a sensitive issue; Giving your boss some feedback [...]

SMARTER goals are smarter than SMART goals

I attended a writer’s workshop a few weeks ago where Nina Amir, a nonfiction writers’ and high performance coach talked about a concept of having SMARTER goals. I am very familiar with SMART goals as I work with my clients on creating goals that use this mnemonic acronym. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, [...]