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 →
I was looking for an evocative quote on the topic of change for one of the chapters in my upcoming book SOMEDAY Is Not a Day in the Week. I found it in this, “I didn’t change. I just woke up.” (BTW, it’s attributed to that ubiquitous philosopher – Anonymous.) That’s what I did on my Year by the Water…. Read more →
David Viscott said, “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” So true. One of the most important lessons-learned from my Year by the Water is that it is NOT always better to GIVE than RECEIVE. It is better to give AND receive. So many of us are so busy doing and giving to others,… Read more →