Spirituality + Purpose

Quitters Win.

January 31, 2014
Quitters win

Sometimes letting go of something is the best thing you can do. Letting go of the job. The relationship. The client. The clothes that no longer fit. I love to quit things, it is freeing. But the great, free feeling comes after the quitting. Before quitting there is fear. “Am I doing the right thing?” we […]

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Want something different?

August 5, 2013
Thomas Jefferson

If you want something you’ve never had, you  must be willing to do something you’ve never done. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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You complete me, and other nonsense.

August 2, 2013

I’m getting married next year. For someone from the south, I’m a little old to be tying the knot (ripe age of 33). Since we announced our upcoming wedding, I’ve received a lot of congratulations. Which is great. People are genuinely happy for me. Yay me. 🙂 I have noticed a few people don’t seem […]

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This month I stopped thinking

July 29, 2013
“Don’t think about things, just do them; don’t predict them, just make them.” Ray Bradbury 

Years ago, when the Washington Nationals still played at RFK stadium, I was at a baseball game with one of my friends. He made the comment that I was surrounded by drama. Before I threw my coke in his face, he went on to say that I wasn’t dramatic, but drama was drawn to me. Like […]

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It is all about them

July 24, 2013
Zig Ziglar quote

You know “that” parent – the one that lives vicariously through their child? The mom that pushes her tomboy daughter into dance because dance was her dream.  The dad that won’t let his son quit basketball because he couldn’t play as a child.  The parents that raise their very artistic child to be a plastic […]

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Path to Pro: What is a professional?

July 18, 2013
Path to pro

Being professional isn’t about being stuffy. It isn’t about using 5 syllable words, or sounding smart. It isn’t about the right suit or the corner office. It isn’t about appearance or posturing. Being professional is deeper than that. It is dedication to a way of life. How to be a pro: Aim for excellence. Not […]

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What to do when you feel like an impostor or a fraud.

July 13, 2013
Feel like an impostor?

Let’s get something clear – I’m not talking about actually having committed fraud. For that you should call an attorney. I’m talking about when you feel like you aren’t qualified. Like you are playing dress up in business. Wearing someone else’s suit or heels. Right out of college, I started at a very large firm. […]

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The dark side of competition: Part Deux.

July 12, 2013
The dark side. Part Deux.

Earlier this week I posted about the Dark side of competition. I realized there is a second problem to focusing on pounding everyone else into the ground. When I am focusing on beating someone else, I play down to their level. This is common in sports. You will see an amazing football team ‘play with’ […]

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“Should” is a bad word. She is not your friend.

May 30, 2013
Should is not your friend

I have been stuck on something so ridiculous. My tagline. Supremely STUCK. It has me in a mental cul-de-sac of insecurity and being unsure. What is a tagline? From wikipedia: A tagline (better known as tag line) is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. The idea behind the concept is to create a memorable phrase that […]

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The day I realized I was a writer

May 11, 2013
What did you dream about when you were a kid?

I have written since I was a little kid. All the time. If I don’t write daily, I feel mentally and emotionally constipated. But saying or even thinking “I am a writer” is scary. For a while, while denying that I am a writer – I explored photography, and I do love to take pictures. […]

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