It happens every year. Certain words or phrases become popular and they are repeated over and over. Well for 2018, one phrase actually resonated with me: be present.
I really had no intention of looking into this topic. In fact, I was doing research into leadership. You know, problem solving, time management, team motivation, training tips…Who would have thought when I looked into great leadership I’d come across this virtue: vulnerability. I didn’t like that idea. I like to think of myself as […]
Instant success stories are everywhere. They can be about climbing the career ladder. Or starting a network marketing business. Or overcoming an addiction. Though these stories are often inspiring, they can leave us feeling like something is left to be desired. As though there is something “wrong” with us because, well, that just isn’t our […]
I really hope no one ever thinks I’ve got my life completely together. Because under the surface I’m usually a hot mess, buried somewhere under the planning and lists and chores and activities and tasks… On any given day it’s easier to get consumed by all of the to-dos than remember to schedule some forgiveness […]
I’ve got a confession to make. Have you ever had something you’ve tried to defeat your whole life? Maybe a sense of belonging, or of failure, or of fear… Well, I’ve got a thorn in my side that I’ve battled for many years. Something the world has told me is a lie, I just need […]
If you’re a practical thinker like I am, then your daily pursuit of optimum efficiency is paramount. Those are a lot of big words to say you’re really good at finding practical ways of doing things, and not so good at enjoying the things you’re actually passionate about. Practicality is like a game to me. […]
I thought I thrived quite well under pressure. Work pressure, relational pressure, mental and emotional pressure, you name it. There’s a part of my brain that shifts gears into overdrive and just goes. And if it’s life-and-death kind of pressure, even better. From working with massive — and sometimes aggressive — animals to emergency services, […]