It’s Never a “Good Question” As I mentioned in last week’s post, my preference for beginning a meeting or presentation is to start with a story, statistic or question. After that? State your question policy:… Read More
Be Source, Not Result: Press Pause on Shame, Anxiety, and Regret Few things are as pleasing as when my “yoga world” and my “business world” intersect in an overt way, as they did last week. Here’s what occurred: I met with… Read More
“When the Flower Blossoms it Sends No Invitation” This past Saturday I was deadheading roses and inadvertently cut a bud, so I placed it in a vase to watch it bloom. Life intervened, and I ended up being… Read More
From Watergate to What’s Next?: Carl Bernstein Speaks This past Friday I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Carl Bernstein, the journalist who broke the Watergate story and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “All the President’s Men”, speak at… Read More
Before You Blow Your Stack—Drink Water This past week I made the—apparently unwelcome—decision to ask someone a question about a process I found confusing. My intention was not to stir up trouble but to gain clarity… Read More
Awareness. ACCEPTANCE. Action: A Strategy for Handling Criticism As those of you know who have done any 12 Step work, a certain amount of emphasis is placed on the 3 A’s: Awareness, Acceptance, Action. The aspect they speak… Read More
Abandon Plan B: Ed Sheeran’s Formula for Success This past week I heard Ed Sheeran interviewed on the Howard Stern show. Regardless of what you may think of Mr. Sheeran’s music, I found one idea he mentioned regarding… Read More
The Importance (and Fun) of Being RISKsponsible I was speaking today with a friend who is thinking of moving from his townhouse in Philadelphia to a biodynamic “Earthship” in Taos, New Mexico. He mentioned that he had… Read More
Temper, Temper: What to Do When Your Boss Is a Hothead This past week I received an email from someone who had just begun a new job—and discovered on day two that her boss had a temper. (Apparently another staff member… Read More
Inspiration is Like a Cup of Coffee… This past week I was lucky enough to speak at a conference in New Orleans. (I loooooove New Orleans.) The industry to which I was speaking has been in flux… Read More