Full confession. I’ve shared stories from my Year by the Water about sailing the Chesapeake Bay, swimming with Zach the Dolphin, and watching whales breach off Maui. But the truth? There wasn’t a lot of water in the first three months of my Year by the Water. What happened? The rubber band of routine snapped back is what happened. In… Read more →
Henry Miller said, “Life, for many of us, is one long postponement.” Are you postponing something you really want to do, something that’s important to you? Why? Many of us wait for perfect circumstances to take action on our dreams, projects and goals. We tell ourselves we’ll do it someday when we have more time, money, confidence, energy – fill… Read more →
Leo Tolstoy said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world. No one thinks of changing himself.” We can choose to disrupt this. All we have to do is GO FIRST. Every time we want someone or something to change, we set the precedent by altering the way we treat that person or approach that situation. Change begins at home.
What a joy visiting Hawaii’s famous Talk Story Bookstore, meeting owners Ed and Cynthia Justus and hearing their surprising secrets to building a successful life and business in an out-of-the-way location. Here are a few take-aways from my interview with them. The #1 Prerequisite for a Profitable Retail Business is NOT Location, Location, Location – It’s Clarity, Clarity, Clarity Their… Read more →
A couple years ago this week I spoke for the Women in Consumer Technology conference in NYC and Cathie Black, former President of Hearst Magazines was the other keynoter. When asked her most important lesson-learned about work she said, “You can love your job but it won’t love you back.” This came to mind because several people have said something… Read more →