How much time do you spend each week working through the important, deep, and future-building work? How much time could have been spent on the significant, strategic change work that often gets […]
What to Do When Work Intensity Is the Problem
A client recently wanted to problem-solve for working four days a week — but when she started explaining the problem, it wasn’t about the load of her days or how many days […]
Self-Worth and the Floors and Ceilings Metaphor
I’d like to float the idea that self-worth is a fundamentally different thing from self-esteem or confidence. People talk about these ideas as if they were each one and the same. But […]
Strategies For Thriving In A Remote Workplace With ADD & ADHD
Learning earlier this year that I had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) changed a lot for me. I finally realized that I was not a “bad worker” or didn’t have a “work ethic”. […]
Is Being On the Hook Serving You?
We need to start unpacking what it means when we’re ‘on the hook’, or when reality and what you think you should be doing diverge.
Before the Crisis, There Was Abundance
A recent conversation with Steven Kotler for the podcast (coming soon, y’all) added some additional heat to some of the slow-cooking thoughts I’ve had on abundance over the last couple of quarters. […]
June Planning Tips: Tactics to Overcome Your Overcommitment Habit
There tends to be a point in the year, often arriving around June, where we have too many ideas, too many commitments, and we’ve filled up our five project slots for every […]
Is Your Goal-Setting Including Your Dreams?
As you can probably imagine, I end up in a lot of goal-setting conversations with our clients, PFA members, and team. I love these conversations because of how much they reveal about […]
March 2022 Planning Tips: Remember Why You Started
If you were to approach most people and ask what specific action would bring them closer to their goals, my sense is most would have a ready answer. The steps required to […]
10 Reasons You’re Procrastinating Right Now
Knowing what needs to be done is only part of the fuel that helps us move a project to finished. That doesn’t take into account all the underlying obstacles (many of our […]
How a Conversation with Your Past Self Shows Your Growth in the Gap
Each of us has at some point faced a scenario where we felt inadequate, or not up to the challenge. When confronted with new challenges, it’s not uncommon to doubt your ability, […]
Become a Stronger Leader by Embracing Your Contradictions
A few years ago, I commissioned a painting from a member of our community, Cristina Kramp. In the painting, a woman is basking in the light of the sun, her face tipped back […]
Are You Honoring Your Seasonal Energy?
Nature’s seasons hold many lessons, which stand out most clearly in the darkest time of year. While at a conscious level we know that winter turns to spring, and eventually summer, in […]
What to Do If You’re Stuck in the New Year’s Disillusion Cycle
For a lot of folks, the end of January means guilty feelings and disappointment when we realize we haven’t yet radically transformed in the three to four weeks since the New Year. […]
At some point in most of our lives, we experience the difference between “knowing” at a mind or brain level and knowing a truth in our hearts. That difference, and the ability […]
Thinking Abundantly: Who and What Are Already Available?
“What if everything you need is already available?” This is a message we kept posted on a shared whiteboard in our kitchen downstairs for the last few months. It was meant to […]
Reflections: Healing and Growth in the Workplace
My mom has given me some of the best advice, but I never fully understood it until recently. She would tell me this: “Do what works for you, and do your best […]
What To Do When You Feel Resistance Set In
We, humans, love to give ourselves a hard time. We learn to ignore our intuition, even when we feel our stomachs drop or our shoulders tense up. We think that we need […]