I just laced up my shoes for 2 mile run, my first run in two weeks.
I had to stop running for nearly two weeks even though I’m training for a marathon because I pulled a muscle and it hurt to walk . Today I am nearly pain free so it’s time to run.
The marathon is in less than two months and I’ve nearly allowed the injury to the derail my dream of a marathon this year.
What do you allowed to derail your dreams?
I recently shared my book idea with a few friends, including my friends who work at a publisher. One friend recommended that she connect me to her agent. Then she wrote back and mentioned that »
We all have our stories. Some are obvious and observable, evident and easy to read — others are hidden or plastered in, buried, stuffed, or glossed over.
We all carry around those things people wouldn’t know, unless we told them.
When people share their stories, it’s a gift.
I’m always surprised, although I shouldn’t be, when I hear the stories of a casual acquaintance or close friend, unraveled over coffee.
Wow, I think. You lived through that.
There are times those stories resonate, mirroring my life. Other times, I hear something completely foreign to my experience and my reaction mixes wonder and curiosity with gratefulness. I am grateful that you shared. I’m curious to hear more. I am in wonder »
I started the year with a blog post and published my share of blog posts throughout the year. It seems fitting that I should write again before the year comes to a close.
I already wrote a wrap-up of 2013 – it’s been a great year.
And I already have a foot into 2014: thinking, planning, and preparing. I don’t have formal resolutions but I do have some intentions (personal and professional) set for the new year.
I’m curious about this new year and how my life and business will shift, grow, and change this year. Especially in the 4th quarter of 2013, I’ve had a »
I love connecting virtually, but there are limits to how well someone can know you when they only see your life displayed online.
Sometimes, that’s because we only choose to show the pretty parts, the shiny ones, the happy ones.
We pick and choose what to share. We brand ourselves and craft our updates to reinforce the choices we’ve made about branding and positioning.
Even when we let people get a bit deeper with us, through phone conversations or by sharing a bit more openly, they are still limited to seeing what we choose to share with them.
And though I tend to be an 0ver-sharer at times, I still think there is no way to really see another person’s »
Running a virtual business requires a high degree of connectivity. My clients are virtual; most of my team are virtual. To serve them well, I must stay connected via email and social media channels. I am nearly always tethered to my iPhone.
That my company is a social media one compounds the issue. If I’m going to preach the importance of showing up on social media channels (and believe me, I do), then I have to show up. Toward the end of the day Friday, I had had enough. I turned off my cell phone, people. Powered it off. I closed »