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Jul 22, 2017
Upgrade Your Mental Maps
Over the last three weeks, I’ve been in Europe enjoying the highlights of Italy, France and hiking up and down the Alps on a 'Tour de Mt Blanc'. I’m not sure if it was brave or foolhardy, but last week we hired a van in
Jan 04, 2017
How Will You Show Up For Life?
"First say to yourself what would you BE, and then do what you have to DO." - Epiticus It's great to focus on what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Habits you want to start. Or quit. Goals you want to achieve. Changes you
Dec 30, 2016
7 Keys To Make Changes That Stick In 2017!
"I don’t do resolutions,” Jane told me last week. “What’s the point? I never keep them.” You probably know a few people like Jane yourself. Perhaps you’re one of them! In your heart you know you want to make changes in your life, but year
Dec 13, 2016
Five Powerful Questions To End 2016 Strong
As we near the end of the year it’s easy to get so caught up in all that still needs to get done that we fail to look back on the year just gone – to acknowledge how far we’ve come and who we’ve become
Oct 20, 2016
Make The Best Of Your Mistakes
I’m sure, like me, you’ve made your share of mistakes over the years. Times you’ve made a bad decision or taken too long to make any at all! The word mistake comes from the Latin to “miss-step.” Mistakes are, literally, nothing more or less than
Oct 05, 2016
Be Trust-Worthy: Stand By Your Beliefs
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. We were both keynote speakers at the same conference and ended up having time together between speeches and afterward at a reception. Like every political leader, during his eleven years
Aug 11, 2016
What Would You Write On The Courage Wall? Don't Wish It. Do It.
Get a new job. Not worry about money. Eat mayo. Travel to a foreign country. Ask for help. Try out for the Princeton crew team. Bike over a volcano. Ask for Date #2. Go into a shelter. Quit my job. Tell my secrets. Love myself.
Jul 20, 2016
Win The War On Terror: Don't Fuel Fear
Terrorist attacks. Police shootings. Brexit. Political coups. Refugee crisis. Zika virus. President Trump. Let’s face it, we live in fearful times. There’s no shortage of headlines alerting us potential threats to our safety and future. Which is why, when headlines scream loudest, we must be extra vigilant
Jul 20, 2016
Listen Up! You May Just Learn Something
Ever been in a conversation where you felt like the person you were talking to wasn’t listening to a word you said because they were too busy trying to convince you of their opinion? Yep, me too. It’s a common phenomenon. So much so that
Jul 13, 2016
Choose Growth Over Comfort
Last year I was invited to interview Sir Richard Branson on his private Caribbean island. A career highlight for sure! Fortunately for me, "Just call me Richard" is incredibly down to earth person who quickly puts people at ease around him. Phew. During our interview and on
Apr 25, 2016
Embrace Change, Risk Mistakes: My interview with Bill Marriott
"It's by embracing change and risking mistakes that you get ahead." ~ Bill Marriott One of the things I most love about my work is the people I get to meet. So it was a huge honor to be invited into Marriott headquarters to interview J.W. "Bill"
Mar 23, 2016
Don't hide behind technology
Communication technology. It's the best of tools when used well. It's the worst of tools when it's not. Last week I received a 'not-very-nice' email from a man who didn’t like my reference to Donald Trump in my recent blog. He wrote, and I quote, “You
Mar 03, 2016
Brene Brown: Change Demands Discomfort
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret MeadWhat does it take the change the world? It's a big question with no simple answer. However after a morning with
Feb 26, 2016
Is unconscious bias derailing your decisions?
A few months back a friend shared how she was on the fence about hiring a man for a role as a financial advisor because he was 60 and seemed ‘a bit old’ despite being imminently qualified. I encouraged her not to let his age deter
Feb 19, 2016
Richard Branson: My Time With The Man Behind The Brand
“Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s for a good cause and contributes to a good life.” - Sir Richard Branson Maverick. Risk taker. Rebel. Trailblazing tycoon. Billionaire buccaneer. Adventurer. Disruptor. Sir Richard Branson has been called all these and many more. So
Jan 18, 2016
Slipped Up? Now Get Up & Stay The Course!
It's mid January. Far enough in to the new year that some people have already fallen off the band wagon on their new year resolutions. If you're one of them, commiserations. Just know this: you aren't alone. I resolved late last year that I was going to write