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Change / chng.  It really should be a 4-letter word right? True quotes from people I know about times of change: What’s wrong with the way it is? Change is hard. I don’t want to change. What if I don’t like the change? I’m too (fill in the blank) to…

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something in me yet to be

There comes a time in life when you realize that where you’ve been is not where you need to be. It often starts out slow. You may feel oddly discontented although on the surface, everyone else would say that you must really be doing well. You feel frustrated by the…

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letting go

To move forward into something new, we usually have to let go of something old. This can be painful. Many times what we have to let go of is not ‘stuff’. We have to let go of ‘us’. Specifically, we have to let go of roles that are parts of…

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permission to experiment

permission to experiment

We identify who we are by testing reality. – Herminia Ibarra While written for people who looking to change their career trajectory, the book “Working Identity; Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career” by Herminia Ibarra is a great read for those interested in changing any part of their life. In…

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Both And

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Ever notice we seem to live in an ‘either or’ society? Been in any ‘good’ arguments recently? You know the ones. Some are mild – milk or dark chocolate? But then there are the topics that can change the lives of populations such as politics, government, military, ethnic differences, and…

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And

change your words

I’ve become quite interested in this 3-letter word recently. It seems to have an innate ability to shift conversations and thought processes. How many times have you heard That’s a great idea but …… You’re doing a good job but …. We’d love to do it but ….. Kind of…

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Bright spots

beauty emerges against circumstances

We’ve all seen the paradox. We know some people who thrive despite having experienced challenging or negative life events. And we know others who, despite seemingly having every advantage in life, fail miserably. Bright spots, a phrase coined by Chip Heath and Dan Heath in Switch represent unexpected areas of…

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Reflection

reflections

I think a lot. And I thought I was pretty good at reflection. But what I learned is that I’m pretty good at introspection. So, what’s the difference? Introspection Introspection is when I look inside and examine my own thoughts and feelings. Reflection Reflection is a more curious word. The…

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Creating ripples

even small changes create ripples

Surly drivers, rude clerks, negative coworkers, frustrated family members. Arms crossed, eyes down, frowny faces. I can join ‘em (which sometimes I do on my really bad days) I can avoid ‘em (which is my MO when I’m tired or discouraged) Or I can engage ‘em Why bother you say?…

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Culture Thriving

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A mentor of mine once said that all people have two basic desires.  One is to be approved and accepted. The second is to have a purpose that is bigger than ourselves, some way to contribute to the world.  When these two things come together, we function well. When we…

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