One of the more frustrating things about life, work, and business is how easy it is to look back over what you’ve been doing to see that you’ve done a lot but don’t seem to have pushed the ball forward on any major priority. Sometimes we look back and see that we’ve been spinning our […]
I have been working with two clients lately who have been struggling with very similar issues. They are issues that I have been challenged with myself and are not unique to them or me, as I’ve heard of similar struggles from other clients, colleagues, and friends. Both of these clients are at an important pivot […]
Several years ago I was in a place where it felt like it was all I could do to get through the day. You know those days when what sounds best to you is crawling under the covers or into a hole and staying there for a couple of months while your family, boss, co-workers, […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin of T.E.R.P. Associates There was one specific moment when I almost quit. I nearly walked away from everything I had spent the better part of a decade building. I was sitting on my bed, crying. No . . . strike that. I was sobbing. I […]
I was in an email conversation with a Creative Giant who was discussing how moving to the UK from Chicago displaced a lot of her projects but gave her new insights about how she got stuff done. She mentioned this about firefighting: Oddly enough, being in firefighting mode was in some ways helpful, as I […]
Transitions always take longer than we’d like and than we anticipate. One of the biggest reasons for the difference between how long transitions take and how long we think they should take is that we overestimate our ability to change on the fly and underestimate the sticking power that comes from the one-two punch of […]
“But what about all of those things you’ll miss out on?” FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) can be a really powerful force. via The One Simple Thing I Do to Live a Happy Life — Location 180 | Build a Business, Live Anywhere, Achieve Freedom. FOMO drives people more than they’d like to admit. Okay, […]
When I shared the Virtual Handshake Method, I mentioned that the strength of a network of relationships is a combination of both the quantity of relationships and the quality of those relationships.
What the Virtual Handshake Method underplayed is that there’s also a threshold beyond which a large number of weak-tie relationships undermines our ability to maintain our strong-tie relationships.
This post talks about why it’s important to strengthen your strong-tie relationships and gives some practical tips for doing so.
“You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.” – Kahlil Gibran Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and felt a huge disconnect, as if you were talking on completely different levels? If so, the disconnect you felt was likely because you were communicating […]
Each of us has 24 hours per day and it’s common for people to feel like they don’t have enough time to take meaningful action on the stuff that matters. Most of the time, that’s untrue; it’s how people feel about their time and how they use it that really makes the difference. It turns out that […]