Tag Archives: Authenticity

E-Reading Escalates

Chances are good that you’ve already got an e-reader. Maybe a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad or another tablet or smart phone. Do you read books on it? If you do, you’ve probably got more reading material than you even anticipated you’d have when you first downloaded a title. There are a lot of people […]

What Really Opens Doors in a Creative Career

“You’re from where?” I said, trying to put together the sounds I’d heard into some sort of sense. He mumbled the strange syllables again, just as indecipherably as before. “Can you spell it?” “T-A-W-A-S, Tawas, Michigan,” he uttered in a thick, midwestern accent. “Where’s Tawas?” I held up my hand, the universal sign to all […]

Detour to the Hospital

On the Sunday before my vacation started, my abdomen started screaming with pain in increasing intensity. Since I figured it was indigestion, I decided to help my stomach digest the barbecue I’d eaten by eating raw broccoli. Unfortunately, and perhaps predictably, it didn’t help my pain. “Maybe some carbonation will help,” I thought. We had […]

Speed Up Your Business Success With One Question

Making a name for yourself is challenging, even with all of the tools that we have at our disposal. Facebook, Twitter, Blogging.  The rub is that everyone else is using these tools too.  One question that helps speed up your business success is “Who do you know?” It stands to reason that unless you have […]

Authenticity vs. Spin in Crisis Situations

It is easy to talk about being authentic; harder to act authentic.  Managing crisis is a perfect opportunity to test how authentic someone is. Here are a few things to consider about authenticity next time you are in crisis. Taking full responsibility for decisions made – If you find yourself blaming someone else or hiding […]

Tools For Your Purpose Process

Don’t you hate seminars and the people who lead them that make the process of discovering your purpose a total pie in the sky activity with no real meat? Today’s post is for those people who know that their purpose isn’t going to be flown to you on a unicorn while you are sitting on […]

Was 2010 Full of Dramatic Travels?

When you look back on 2010, what’s your story? Have you been beaten up, bruised, battered, and tossed around? Naturally, there could be any list of culprits like: competitors, start-up phase, the economy, health challenges, or learning lessons like the Law of Process. Either way, I think there’s a place for you to authentically say, […]

Things to Master In 2011

Master being transparent – Unless you are a international spy or hold lifesaving top-secret data, being frank in world full of those trying to spin is refreshing.  Notice how Skype’s CIO doesn’t dance around and try to skirt Skype’s problems.  He lays it all out – why hide from the truth anyway? It’s a waste! […]

Fussing with 2011 Planning? Stop and…Simplify!

2011 is soon here. What will the year hold? For a woman from New York, she said something really interesting. That for her 2011, is simply the next chapter in her business, yet to unfold, and she’s not going to force or control it. Possibly a world away from my preference for abiding by the […]