For years I thought that for my work to really matter it had to be my passion. Or, I had to work for an organization with the meaningful philanthropic mission, or simply have work that allowed me to directly make some sort of epic difference in the world. The reality is that most of us... Continue Reading →
My Manifesto for Being Amazing at Work
I love manifestos. I love the way they clearly and passionately articulate how things should or could be and provide guidance about how to get there. I was recently inspired by Maddie's ICYMI: The Future Of Work Manifesto and Gretchen Rubin's series of manifestos, so I decided to write my own about something I spend... Continue Reading →
On failure and being a whole person
Failure is pain. It bruises our pride and our ego, and pokes holes in the image we have worked so hard to create... it disappoints. Failure shows that we are vulnerable and imperfect beings. No one likes to fail. In all honesty, I have failed miserably - and on more than one occasion. Failed projects, relationships,... Continue Reading →
What really matters at work
Working with great people. Coming up with great ideas. Working together on projects. Accomplishing big and small tasks, together. Solving problems. Learning new things. Helping others. Figuring sh*t out. Inspiring each other. Navigating obstacles. Contributing to a purpose outside of yourself. Making someone else's day brighter. Together, being better that we were yesterday. I think that sums it... Continue Reading →
Dear Life: Thank you for
Inspiring people. Fabulous shoes. Birds in the morning. The promise of spring. Mountain roads. Great wine. Music that gives me goosebumps. Hell yeah.
I've never had much patience for people who are focused on the wrong things. People tend to "lose the plot" quite regularly and I had this happen to me again last week at work. All I want to do at work is accomplish amazing things, be super impactful, have fun, and get a lot done. Is that too much to... Continue Reading →
Why trying to find my passion led to distraction
For many years I was asleep. Perhaps it was my brain simply trying to protect me from the hurts of the world, both past and present. Or perhaps it was just the"default" mode of operation that I ended up in after years of closing the doors and hiding from the truth of my life during that time. In 2007,... Continue Reading →
Thought for Today
"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living." --Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
1| Let. It. Go. 2| Yes, I can. 3| The time is now. 4| Inhale love, exhale hate. 5| I am enough. I have enough. There is enough. 6| Quiet. Focus. Trust. 7| Breathe in peace, breathe out love. 8| Be true. Be kind. Be present. Breathe.