Many problems we shoulder are heavy.  They weigh on us. Difficult conversations, hard truths, exhausting grief. Issues with clients, training for team members, differences of opinion with family. The impact of the pandemic on ourselves, our business, our life.  We ...
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I walked a literal marathon last Saturday.  I wanted to go walking and exploring - i have a list on my phone of places I want to explore, which I haven’t been able to travel to for the past year. And now the travel ban has been lifted I’m heading out as often as I c...
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I got distracted this week. I had brilliant new ideas about how to help our clients and a message I wanted to make sure we get across, and ended up spending most of a day working on a video and some content on this topic and all the new ideas when really...I would have done ...
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Stay in your lane

April 10, 2021
When I was growing up in Arizona, we had a swimming pool in our back garden (our “backyard”, to use the American term). I remember well the day we moved into that particular house - we’d just moved from California, and it was the height of summer in Arizona - July or A...
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I was listening to a podcast the other morning on my walk (this is becoming a standard thing I say now, “i was listening to a podcast”), and the speaker (Blair Enns) was talking about the two different levels of work, from your early days when you’re just getting start...
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So, asking questions is easy, right? You just… ask them.  See what I did there? I asked a question which presumed an answer...and also opened the way for some of you to think “wait, there’s something more behind what she’s saying...I think she’s saying it...
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Last week we had a 3 day team retreat, and it was amazing and inspiring and difficult and challenging and we did things wrong and we did things right.  As a team, we read the book Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar. (Side note: one of the best busine...
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“I just trust my gut”, you think.  You hire someone you feel right about, and reject to the ones you don’t.  A new prospect says and does a few things which feel dodgy, but seems like a nice guy, so you take him on as a client anyway. Many weeks or months lat...
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When you hear yourself (or someone else) say this phrase, it’s actually all over.  The supplier. The company you hired. The employee. The strategic partner. The accountant. The client. The advisor. The minister. The author. The influencer. The lecturer. The date. The....
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This image is me. In every major achievement in my life, I’ve gotten cold feet or slowed down or hesitated or got sick or something, right before the end. Depending on how significant the achievement is, it might be a day or a week before I get there, or it might...
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