Are You Invested in What You’re Doing?

This week I experienced a ripple of vicarious joy when a client secured a meeting with a high value client; someone she'd considered, just a few weeks prior, to be way out of her reach. I love those moments, when I can celebrate alongside my clients, when I see them...

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It Doesn’t Have to Be “Either / Or”

I was talking with a client last week about how he sees the world. It was fascinating listening to him -- almost every part of his life appeared to be binary... If it wasn't like this, then it had to be like that. His choices seemed to exhaust him. One was usually...

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Spring, Daffodils, and Digging Deep

It's early spring and my garden is overflowing with daffodils. I love this time of year, when the weather is getting warmer and there's the promise of sunshine, renewal and growth. That sea of yellow and gold reminded me of a time, a couple of years ago, when we cut...

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The Bruce Springsteen Approach to Success

[Photo: BBC Glastonbury 2009] I was updating my website this week and I added this quote from Bruce Springsteen to one of the pages. You might, or might not, know that I'm a big fan, and these words sum up why I think Bruce's approach to success (and life!) is spot...

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Focus On the Person, Not the Label

This week I seem to be confronted with evidence of how often we put people into boxes. In business, we talk about niching; in politics, we make assumptions about a person based on their affiliation to a party or candidate; in my Facebook feed, people were dissecting...

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Your Emotions Are Information… But About What?

I was talking to a client last week who was feeling a lot of anxiety and stress around the notion of being successful. We both knew that it was nothing to do with her external circumstances. She told me she'd been round the block enough times to know that reaching a...

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It’s OK If You Don’t Know All the Details

I was at a pitch event for social entrepreneurs earlier this week, and I connected with someone whose project really resonated with me. We had an email exchange the next day and it raised something that is oh-so-common in many people who want to create change in the...

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