"Not the cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." The people who know there is more success in avoiding complacency than there is in good enough.
There are a few words or phrases that seem to strike a nerve in everyday speech...c'mon we've all got them... But there are a few in particular that have been standing out to me lately. I've heard them in my own speech, in my friend's words or in conversations with my family members. I see … Continue reading Four Phrases I Can’t Stand
*Feel free to share* I went to our local farmer’s market this weekend and while we walked around purchasing random products and speaking to the owners, I noticed how they presented themselves and their tables. One lady was head down, sitting, playing on her phone.📲 Another was standing up, energetically talking to every customer approaching … Continue reading 1) A false belief or 2) A BS excuse
I'm going to tell you something that you probably heard a lot in middle school; it's alright, completely normal; everybody does it. When a friend, a co-worker or an emergency presents you with a problem there is a mini flight or fight response that drives you to find a solution. It's alright. We all do … Continue reading It’s Completely Normal; Everyone Does It
What you have to say, what you think and what you are doing are valuable and you deserve to be heard. Don't be shot down or apologize every time someone disagrees or tries to silence you. Tell them to hold on a second and argue like you're right....then listen like you're wrong. So how do you make sure a lesson sinks in?
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”-Dalai Lama
I got pretty open about being embarrassed in my personal examples but the best things come from situations like these.
You set up the expectations for how people treat you. If you think you're time and talents aren't worth anything, so will they.
It's difficult to decide what to do first when debuting your company: A logo to put on your page or content to start generating an audience? It's like asking 'Which came first, the chicken or the egg?' Companies question what they need before going public or they don't think they can put out content until … Continue reading Which Came First: The Content or The Branding?
Mom, First, thanks for bringing us into this world. Second, thanks for not taking us out of it. Even when it (probably) felt like we were bringing you down you kept raising us up to be better people every day. You always placed us before anything work demanded of you. When we asked you to … Continue reading Bushel & A Peck: A Mother’s Day Letter to Mom from Your Daughters