In a few months, my parents are throwing themselves a 60th wedding anniversary party – woohoo! My dad, who doesn’t understand technology so well, asked me to send out the invitations via email.“Sure dad,” I said, “can you send me the list of emails?”It took him some time to gather the emails, but once he

Dealing With an Employee Who is Set in Their Ways

Image credit: stanciuc1I have been playing too small.In my life, in my business, and with “yes, and.”I believe in the power of “yes, and,” and I have been practicing it, writing about it, and speaking on it for decades.But my insecurity, fear of pushback, and desire for approval have made me hold back on how

Playing Too Small

Credit to IvelinWhat if reaching your next goal could be easy, fun, and simple?I know, that may sound like a pipe dream. After all, I myself am very much an overthinker. When trying to solve a problem I absorb a lot of information, synthesize as much as I can, and then create an action plan

Easy. Fun. Simple.

Do you ever look at some of your childhood friends and the respectable things they are doing now and think to yourself, “wow! I can’t believe all the amazing things they are doing! Who would have guessed that way back when?!?” One of my best friends from high school was recently promoted to a high-ranking position

Use “Yes, And” to Engage a New Team Quickly

Image credit: michaklootwijkWill you write a “yes, and” story or a “yes, but” one?Last week I shared a story here titled “You Are Not Alone,” about how realizing I was not the only one going through business doldrums turned out to be helpful.That story resonated with many and I got some great support and feedback.(I

Saying “Yes, And” to a Better Story

Image credit: azatvaleevHave you ever felt alone in your struggle, like you are the only person who is having a hard time while everyone else is doing amazing?I have. In fact, I was feeling that way just recently.Business has been a tad slow and it can be disheartening, especially when you get onto social media

You Are Not Alone