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Personal Growth | Work

Ask for Help and Self Promote

I gave the invocation at my Toastmasters group meeting last week.  This part of the meeting is designed to be inspirational and set the tone.  A few days prior to my delivering this 1 to 3 minute speech, I gathered my thoughts.  What did I want to say? I thought about a helpful meeting I had with …

Culture | Personal Growth

How to be a Difference Maker 101

Will a difference you make OR a space you take? This was a billboard sign I read recently. Wow, that was a powerful question indeed.  It truly had me pondering.  A few years ago, I would have just dismissed the message without much regard. Now the words matter to me. I have no interest in just taking up …

Personal Growth | Writing

Only Takes One

Only takes one… One word One expression One smile One thought One heart One beat One resolution One you One me One million odds One world One love One step One leap One push One fight One victory One moment One pause One breakthrough One tear One laugh One life One blessing One chance One gift One need …

Business | Personal Growth | Work

Pick and Choose the Advice That Fits

A few days ago I had a one-on-one meeting with a very influential, powerful female leader. I respect her immensely. We talked casually and openly.  I shared my aspirations, current graduate school studies and future career ideas. This leader gave me her no-filtered, blunt advice. She does not hold back. I appreciated that. But as she …

Home Life | Parenting | Personal Growth

What Will They Remember?

“Why did you call yourself a bad mommy at the doctor?” my eight year old asked me two weeks ago, sounding surprised. “Because I ignored my instincts about you being sick.  I thought you might have strep and it turns out you did.”  I replied back. “But why does that make you a bad mom?” she …