Posts tagged communication
How to wish someone well—in a way that will blow your life wide open.

We’ve all been hurt. Screwed over. Taken for granted. Unseen. And once we untangle our hearts and egos from those painful interactions, sometimes we can still manage to send someone positive vibes.Harm done, but okay. Everyone did their best. Onward. I wish them well. And even though you’d never commune or collaborate with that person ever again, you really mean it...

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refuse to worry (and how to be more useful for your friends)

Every fearful expectation has a big “story” behind it. The trauma, the drama, the pain, the plot. Worry feeds on the gruesome details. It replays the potential saga in your head. It validates all the reasons things could go wrong by drudging up the past again and again. Worry is cleverly building a case as to why you should worry...

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A What’s Hot / What’s Not list for your business or career

If you want to get awesome results, you’ve got to get real about what's currently not-so-awesome. In the Desire Map process you begin by going through a gratitude exercise, followed by a dissatisfaction review. It’s the whole picture, with a ton of love and no-sugar coating. In our business, we just started doing a What’s Hot/What's Not check-in. Our Chief of Staff & People Potential, Steph Corker, officially kicked this off on our last big check-in.

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How we run meetings. Get personal. Get down to business. Get it done.

Being a virtual company is mostly all great the freedom, working in your yoga pants with a puppy on your lap or from a hotel room, solitude to create. It's hard to free-flow with a whole team on the phone you can't read people's faces, energy gets trickier, there are awkward pauses. Add the fact that I'm an awful facilitator, and it meant that the team phone meetings were killin' me. I figured out that structure would be our salvation. And it has been. We've definitely evolved from frustration to elation on the team meets.

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Cheap easy. Quality easy. And The Myth of Endurance.

What would your life be like if you only did what was easy? It’s almost unsettling to go there, isn’t it? When I use to try to answer that question for myself I'd squirm a bit. Lazy dilettante. As if. What would I do with all that extra time I’d have if I just did the easy stuff? Hmmm . . . maybe I’d have more time to enjoy what I’ve got and to get more of what I want. Maybe things would be . . . easier...

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Open hearts, not taking any shit, and Qs for commitment. A round-up of my most-read posts of last year.

I never know what will hit and what will miss when I hit "publish." Actually, I try not to think about it too much and just let it pour. Here are a few pieces that filled some boots n' hearts last year. With love...

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Destroy before you create. So scary. Sooo effective.

Half truths piled on top of half truths do not add up to the whole truth. tweet It’s a just a heap of “not-quite-there-ness.” Grey. Cluttery. If you want satisfaction you have to do the good, hard work of burning down the little lies and resistances. Tear it DOWN.

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Coming out of the closet about following your intuition

We work so courageously to hear and heed our intuition, and yet sometimes we lie about following it. We make up "reasons" for our choice that sound more logical and acceptable.

A hunch can be hard to justify to others when the hunch is telling you to choose something other than them.

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