Success is How You Define It I read an article this week about “the most successful movie ever made.” Do you know which it is? Normal guesses are blockbusters like Star Wars, ET, Avatar… But that’s if you define success by box office sales. If you want to look at the profit of the movies… well, …
You are everything you need. I had lunch with one of my favorite teenagers yesterday. She’s 16 and visiting Denver with a school club competition thing. It’s a big deal that they sent her here for the thing, but I’m not sure she realizes it. And she’s apprehensive of leaving the nest in a couple …
Many years ago I was in some sort of personal development workshop with a woman whose face I can see clearly but I can’t remember her name. She turned down the lights and played music I can’t remember either. Much of this memory is fuzzy. She had us stand up and raise our arms straight …
Oh man! Have you ever watched Cirque du Soleil? Those acrobats can leap into a hoop and land hanging by their toes… and they make it look effortless. It’s stunning. When Kazim cuts my hair it’s a similar show. He combs and lifts and chops like it’s nothing. His hands seem to fly around effortlessly. …
Truth be told – today I am stressed. I don’t like how stress feels, and I don’t feel it often. So it’s glaringly bad when I do. I’m very aware that lots of people feel this way all the time, and that is heart breaking. . . . But not stressful. I think stress comes …
I’m writing from the future again, but this time because we ended up hanging out with friends we met here Bali yesterday. They’re here from Jacksonville, FL! So instead of doing my homework like a responsible adult, I’ve waited until just about the last possible minute! It’s not really a problem, because I think about …
Last week I had a client consultation during which she started explaining how she likes being athletic and outdoorsy, but also likes playing with hair and makeup. She was almost apologetic when she said “I'm not like a tomboy, but … I don't know, I'm just weird that way I guess…” So I'm going to tell you what I told her.
There's been a lot of hub-bub lately around all the AI stuff popping up. For a while I was seeing everyone posting their AI artwork, myself included… and then it faded. I jumped into the AI artwork machine and had a blast splashing around. But there's only so much fun to be had when splashing around. I got bored.
Have you seen the movie Stranger Than Fiction?? If not, Will Farrell suddenly hears his life being narrated by Emma Thompson. Chaos ensues…
But, the great thing about it is that you can get the idea of your life being narrated. And I suggest you do the narrating!
It’s freakin' cold here!! But at least the snow makes it pretty, right?
When I was a teen, I got a fortune cookie that read:
If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person and they will find an easier way.
Time has flown by so fast (crazy, right!?). I know, we all say it and we keep saying it… more and more as we get older.
This week a friend asked a bunch of us to send another friend a note of encouragement. Along with the mailing address, she said to encourage with advising. That made me stop in my tracks. I realized that I don't know how to do that.
Did you also get taught that the way to get to the top - of whatever - is through perseverance and persistence and similar such words. I had messages ingrained that said things like “Don't stop pushing no matter what.” Don’t give up. Be Unstoppable.
Now that we've covered Part 3 of The Free Fall Map of Adventure already, I thought I'd start from the beginning of it… Part 1, Information Gathering!
Or a better question… have you ever felt like you're just kinda lost? Wandering the human amusement park but not terribly amused?
Well, fortunately I rode that Free Fall ride many, many... many times as a teenager. It got me used to the various feelings and stages of doing wacky things in real life.
When I first heard Dr. Richard Grant talk about the Introvert's Backpack, I chuckled because he was so spot on. The Introvert really experiences life internally, inside our own heads. Every idea, emotion, and desire has to be processed before we can say or do something. So, we'll go through a day and just put those thoughts and feelings into our backpack. It's not bottling feelings, it's just that I can't keep up with life if I stop to chew on everything all the time. I have a thing, and I throw it over my shoulder into the backpack.
You know how in school, it's all about being right or wrong?
4 x 6 = 23… wrong!
blue + yellow = aqua … wrong!
e and i mixed up? Wrong!
One of my superpowers is that I have no clue what peer pressure is. I mean, I understand the definition of it. But I've never actually felt it. And that's because I simply have never been willing to sacrifice myself to please others.
I'm sitting here as my husband is off signing the last papers selling our beloved house west of town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was a house we thought we'd live in forever. Then, when we sorta outgrew it and outgrew the available internet speed, we thought we'd move back there one day.
The Holidays, they’re coming… We’re having some hot sunny days here, and I’m snowing on your parade. I know it’s harsh, but it’s in the spirit of love. First, I want to say that family portraits and sessions with Mom aren’t just for people whose family all gets along and are besties. In fact, since …
If you're in business you've heard it more times than you've written an invoice. So much business advice and training, the social media gurus, the coaches, the consultants… they'll all tell you that to “stand out” in your industry and to connect with your idea clients, You Just Have to Be Yourself.