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We’re not in the leadership business

We’re not in the leadership business

“We’re not in the leadership business; we’re in the freedom business,” I tell people this every week over a steaming mug of coffee or through my laptop on a Zoom call. We coach leaders (but we intentionally use the term loosely) in completely different circumstances....

Why doing less is more

Why doing less is more

In 1927 twenty-nine physicists convened in Brussels. Einstein, Marie Curie, Heisenberg were among the crew. Seventeen of the people in this photo received the Nobel prize after this gathering. Seventeen! Seth Godin says this, “They didn’t get invited because they had...

Simple ways to overcome your urgent fall schedule

Simple ways to overcome your urgent fall schedule

Urgency is everywhere; texts, emails, social media notifications, work emergencies, and new projects. It's even worse for leaders. The more you lead over the more urgent items will come to you. So you'll need to be even more disciplined to pursue what is actually...

Why your content isn’t changing more lives

Why your content isn’t changing more lives

There's so much content out there today. It’s a dime a dozen. You almost start to think good content is magically going to drift into your brain. There are a lot of gaps for most leaders in the creative process. There’s good news; there are some creativity hacks...

How do I find time to write?

How do I find time to write?

“How do I find time to write?” Every aspiring writer is asking this question. But every serial writer (those who have written over an extended time) has figured out how to write regularly. Writers find the time to write. It’s pretty simple, but it’s not easy.  Could...

It’s time for a mid year review

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

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?

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…

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...