Choose the best option for your 2021.…[Continue Reading]
A fictional dramatization….Zombies in Hot Pursuit
Jimmy and Maricarmen ran erratically through the dark streets of Serenity City doing their best to keep quiet. Their formal attire from the prom made it difficult to run quietly. Even breathing quietly was difficult as their lungs were heaving with fatigue and fear. But after seeing their dear friends devoured by zombies in the school gym, they did what they had to.
Virginia is a bit of a magician. She’s like the dog whisperer on TV only a lot nicer to the dog. And funnier.
In a matter of about 15 minutes, she transformed our hyper, jumping dog, Lulu, into a calm dog we didn’t recognize. And she never touched the dog.
What if there was a people whisperer?
Better yet. What if you could become one for yourself?
Today, I’m re-sharing one of my most popular posts. With just a couple of edits, it seems highly fitting for these COVID19 times.
If you are feeling any additional stress these days, this could be very useful….I hope you’ll share this with the people you care about.
A few years ago, I witnessed a dear friend (let’s call him Todd) living through the most difficult experience of his life. Over many months, his situation got so bad it seemed almost inescapable to him. The challenges he faced would make even the toughest among us blanch.…[Continue Reading]
Most successful leaders have figured out that their mere presence can be intimidating. Even a random comment can take on 10X more meaning when “the boss” says it.
Like it or not, our brains are extremely sensitive to status and rank. Sometimes, it’s not YOU that people are responding to. It’s your role and your level compared to them.
So how do you overcome this to build or rebuild trust with the people you want to uplift?…[Continue Reading]
I hope you are well. If you or people you care about are experiencing isolation or anxiety, here’s something I trust you’ll find helpful.
This includes a brief but profound piece written by Danaan Perry about accessing the best of yourself during transition. It seems incredibly timely, right now. This is Chapter 22 of my book, Free the Genius.…[Continue Reading]
Things can go from hopeful to hateful in no time.
You’ve been watching it unfold in front of you. It just takes one person to show they’re anxious, to worry out loud, to take a hard line, or to lose their cool.
When they do, it’s easy for others to join them in a downward spiral. You’ve probably been on both sides of this lately. So have I.…[Continue Reading]
I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt the emotional temperature of the world elevating daily. In the US, things have changed rapidly in the past 10 days. I’ve definitely been grabbed by my own emotions a few times.
What are you doing to stay at your best? Are you comfortable leading through change of this unprecedented speed and magnitude?…[Continue Reading]
A respite from the many coronavirus messages you’ll read today…
My Uncle Andy was one of those larger than life characters. Everyone knew him. And as far as I could tell, pretty much everyone loved him.
I had great experiences with him while he was living. Yet, there’s something I learned from him after he died that I lean on most often.
There she stood, exposed like few humans ever are.
On September 16, Kate Flannery was of the 12 contestants who began Dancing with the Stars latest season. Kate, best known as Meredith from The Office, is a friend of Brenda’s and mine, so we’ve been lucky to witness her experience up close.
Kate’s previous dance experience is mostly at wedding receptions. Yet, with 8 MILLION people watching on live TV and with only a few weeks of dance lessons under her belt, she stood ready to dance a very intricate cha-cha routine on an enormous ballroom stage. 8 million self-appointed dance experts waited, ready to judge her.
To add to the pressure, three professional dance judges would evaluate her dancing while the entire audience listened in. And one of those judges is known for crushing people with extremely harsh, critical feedback.…[Continue Reading]