Especially in the U.S. where student loans can cost the amount of a car payment or mortgage, many kids are torn between going to college or trying to make do without. So what do you choose? We always tell kids to go to college right? Isn't it obvious? Maybe not. So here is the thing. … Continue reading Does a degree = good leadership?
One father went to his little girl's practice recital. She had a dance routine to do on stage that she had practiced so hard for. When her time came up to do her routine, she remained on stage frozen with fear. Concerned, the father went up to his little girl and knelt beside her. "What's … Continue reading Feeling Vs Being Fear
Ever receive a text message that set you off; only to be told that they didn't mean it the way it seemed? Ever send an email and then re-read it to realize that it sounded brusque or rude when in fact you meant to ooze empathy? You aren't alone. One of the most difficult aspects … Continue reading Utilizing Positive Intent
There once was a little boy whose father was helping him teach how to ride a bike. With out training wheels! How scary for this child but adventurous. Since he had bravery and courage he decided to try. His first few times, he was able to to keep himself up with his legs in case he became unbalanced. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Get Off The Floor!
If you are like me, you know what it is to HUSTLE. You work your butt off on making sure that you are the first to come in, last to leave and always push yourself as hard as you can. Always. But you need to keep in mind that while doing that grind, you have … Continue reading The Hustle, Grind & Balance
You ever wake up grumpy? No? Then this post isn't for you and you can skip on to your unicorn and rainbow land. However if you are a normal human being, you probably do have your grumpy days. Sometimes it's related to a bad business deal, a bad meeting, a jerk you met in the … Continue reading You Set The Tone For Your Business
Whenever I think of talent, I look at athletes. Specifically, martial artists and fighters. A martial artist myself, I appreciate the dedication it takes to learn complicated maneuvers and fighting techniques. And as a small women with absolutely no grace or inherent physical strength, my talent was pretty nil when I started. What I did … Continue reading Passion Is Greater Than Talent
If you are a manager, motivational speaker, leader, boss, or whatever title you give yourself; you are in the business of people. Your business is not just made of people, your job is literally in the management of people. And we have to keep that in mind as leaders. We cannot be successful if we view them … Continue reading The Business Of People
I once heard a story about a man who worked in your typical corporate America company. Cubicles with little to no interaction with others, no recognition or acknowledgement from upper management, and no one could tell you what the boss looked like. One day an employee was walking into work who happened to be carrying … Continue reading Drop A Penny
Everyone clapped at the end of the movie and to this day I can't remember what the movie was called. It was your typical feel good where the person had their Big Moment to shine. They landed their dream sport or job or whatever it was all due their Big Moment. You knew if they … Continue reading The lie of the “Big Moment”