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It’s time for a mid year review

If you do an internet search for New Year’s Resolutions you will find thousands of articles on the best resolutions. Sadly, less than one month after resolutions are made 75% are broken and less than 10% of people see them to completion.  They give up because of unmet...

Two cups of coffee can change the world

  It may sound dirty, exhausting and transactional, but it doesn’t have to. If you are a leader who wants to grow into your full potential you need a network. I’m not forcing you to join a BNI group, schmooze at parties or sell your soul to get a future client....

What does it take to be an influencer?

  I was struggling to control a classroom of first graders. My kids’ school invited me to speak about being a writer. It felt like I was asking a herd of raccoons to politely eat a dozen donuts. I asked them, “What job would you like to have when you grow up?”...

To the creative who isn’t feeling creative…

  Do you ever have those days when you're just not feeling it creatively? I had one of those days recently. I had planned a writing block, prepared my mind on the topic and showed up early at a coffee shop. But some days you just don't have “it”. I felt like I...

Maybe this is why your dreams aren’t coming to life

I can't tell you the number of people I meet who say, “I've got this dream burning in my chest.” Then I bump into them a year or two later, and ask, “how's that dream coming along?” only to find out they haven’t done a thing. Nada. Ideas are free, but actions will...

Choosing fun this summer

It snowed 18 inches at my house in late May. Needless to say, I’m excited for this summer to be here. But if I’m not careful it’s gonna fly by. This summer has the same amount of hours as any other summer, but I want to savor each moment before it’s gone. I work...

Why engaging Social Media can help you leverage your cause

For better or worse we are in the digital age. I believe it’s for the better! A lot of Americans spend time on social media. A lot. 79 percent of the U.S population has at least one social media profile they regularly engage. What that means for you and I is this; It...

What does it take to lead in this complex age?

What does it take to lead well in this complex age? A lot. I recently asked this on Facebook and I got a pile of great answers. Nearly every answer pointed below the surface of the leader. No one mentioned more education or more compelling keynotes. I don’t sense...

What’s next for the Briggs family

It’s been a disorienting season. I’m trying to get my bearings. I’ve been sensing distance and release from some of the things I’ve been part of for a long time. Like every human I have a complicated relationship with change. I described change in this post as “a...

The beautiful bummer called change

As the end of my second grade school year came to a close I was convinced of just one thing; I would never make it in third grade. Those were the big kids. It was SO much harder. I wasn’t cut out for third grade. As the freedom of summer approached the next three...