“You are a beautiful work of art.” She wrote it on a gum wrapper!

Being with difficult emotions can be challenging for all of us. We can feel like we’re insufficient to handle the challenges and difficult emotions life presents. And yet, we have such incredible power to see and acknowledge other people, for their beauty and strength. Through that acknowledgement, we empower others to see the beauty in themselves. Acknowledge the beauty, the Read More >

Invest In Mindset: Advance Your Career

The mindset you need to advance your career At the end of July, my niece Ellei arrived here in Baltimore, Maryland to begin her two-week internship (with the director of neurology at Johns Hopkins University). Considering the immensely challenging life experiences she’s been through in her short seventeen years of life, it’s a flat out miracle she- Graduated high school Read More >

A Pitfall Of Drumming Up Opportunity

Clarifying your target market (or desired opportunity) can be immensely helpful in growing your business. The process can aid greatly in focusing your time and energy on building mutually beneficial relationships with the right people. The problem comes in when the main focus is your benefit, not theirs. In this way, targeting specific people in hopes of landing opportunity is Read More >

You Want Employees Who Act Like Owners

Ever hear negative comments about your business, team, product or service and think, “They (your employees or colleagues) know better than that. We have a protocol for a reason. If it were their business—their reputation on the line, they’d put forth more effort and make better decisions.” How do you find employees who act like owners? On a twenty-minute boat Read More >

The Secret To Getting The Kind of Results You Crave

Ever find yourself thinking, “If they would just do _____, then we can make progress and I can feel good about the direction we’re headed.” Concerned that you’ll keep getting the same results with a particular person (or people), you keep trying to get them to show up earlier, stay later, put more effort into each project, communicate better, and Read More >

What To Do When You’re Worried About Someone

Ever notice a change in someone and want to make sure everything’s okay? Maybe they’ve lost or gained a bit of weight, begun showing up late or leaving earlier than usual, stopped attending social/business gatherings, or begun turning in sloppy work. What do you say or do in these circumstances? How do you check in without coming across as prying Read More >

A Simple Strategy For Finding Great People

Ever wonder how some leaders attract the most dedicated, loyal and hardworking team members? What are they doing… differently? You wonder, as you watch talented people vie for a position under their leadership. While there are many great answers to this question, one stands out—they see beyond self-limiting beliefs and harness greatness. Walking on the beach in Rehoboth, DE, in Read More >

What To Do About People Who Don’t Acknowledge You

Ever find yourself thankful for an exceptional employee (or boss), yet failing to communicate your appreciation to them directly? Turns out, you’re not the only one—plenty of people struggle to give compliments. But why? Sitting at a juice bar—Nectar—in Lewes, Delaware, I listened to my barista go on and on about how great her boss is—“She’s young, but she has Read More >

How To Get What You Need

Ever find yourself struggling with… yourself? Maybe it’s your mood, your results, or even a physical pain. Whatever it is, it’s annoying and you want it to go away, or to change in some way. Walking around my absolute favorite small town, Lewes, Delaware, I found myself struggling with what almost felt like mini panic attacks. Waves of anxious energy Read More >

The Key To Staying Focused When Your Motivation Is Low

Ever find yourself wanting to stay motivated, but struggling with the sheer amount of work that needs to be done as you reach for your third cup of triple espresso? Your heart and body are ready to run fifteen marathons, but your brain is… still tired. What gives, and how do you keep your energy and momentum vibrant with a Read More >