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Addicted to More? When is ‘less’ More?

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They had been in business for years. Over the years life sped up.  They were insanely busy. Meetings, flights, project due dates.  The work was exhilarating, it put them in the zone. They loved it and now they were starting to hate it. It had taken over their lives. It was their life. “We’ve got […]

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Shadows, mistakes, errors; don’t resist them!

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The young girl on the other end of the phone argued with me. “Do you have your receipt?   You didn’t fill out the online form?” She asked. You would have thought she’d spent money at my place of business, not the other way around. I was calling because the product I’d purchased wasn’t working […]

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Voicethreads: Taking community and collaboration in blogging and education to the next level

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What Do You Want? Here’s a new tool Lynette Sorenson over at Northwest University shared with me yesterday. It’s called voicethreads and it’s a tool for capturing  and holding a group conversation online. Click on the photo to zoom and then scroll with your mouse to move around the photo, click to move back out […]

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Originality: Original By Design

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In business and venturing I’m  constantly admonishing entrepreneurs to create original, innovative high value business models, not merely creative marketing campaigns and sales tactics. The true secret of business is innovative design of  solutions (products and services) to solve highly valued problems. I spend a lot of time creating and designing  innovative  businesses because business […]

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Who Do You Miss?

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Great leaders, partners, friends, family members and lovers let us know how much we are missed. They notice our absence. Our unique, original participation matters to them; deeply. Everyone wants to be missed. Born original and irreplaceable we hunger to be known for the gift we are. Who do you miss? Have you told them? […]

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Don’t swim if you were meant to fly! Don’t try to be a bird if you’re a fish!

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“I really think I should sequester myself in a room and just finish the project.” I mused to my friend. Smiling she asked. “So you want to be a fish, you want to swim?” Staring back at her I paused. If swimming meant staying on task, finishing the project and realizing completions, distance, milestones, success […]

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Cooperation, Community, Collaboration: Coopercommunalation

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Coopercommunalation The process of a creating an eco-system of like minded partners to share and integrate  resources,  currencies and energies for solving specific community, regional, and or international problems. In my never ending pursuit of using words to think differently. I coined a new one. Word that is. Now don’t go rolling your eyes at […]

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“I didn’t mean to”

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Intent. Intention is all the rage. Set one and manifest. Affirmations. Visualizations. Clarity. Vision. The end in mind. All of these are tools of creation in life and business. I use them daily, in my own life and with clients. But lately I’ve begun to wonder if sometimes we don’t shrug off responsibility for the […]

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Semper Fidelis: More than a motto a way of life & business…

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Semper Fidelis is Latin for “Always  faithful.” It became the motto of the Marines in 1883 and is often shortened to Semper Fi.  It guides Marines to always be faithful to each other,  the mission at hand,  the corps and  the country; no matter what. In the Marines Semper Fidelis is not merely a logo, […]

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What are your favorite words?

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How Can I Help? What if I seek to understand more than to be understood? What if I show up in every encounter  intent to help, serve and add value and meaning? What if I take my favorite words, “How can I help?”  And make them a soulful mantra I commit to living by? How […]

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