Thriving or Surviving?

A mutual friend recently told me, “You can’t thrive when you’re tired.” That hit me. She continued to say, “You’ll never reach your full potential until you get restored.” Talk about a punch in the gut. While I’m sure she has a lot more to say to me, that was all I could handle. Without…

A Few Thoughts On Control

Recently I took a trip to visit some of my friends in Philadelphia. I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. The weather was amazing, the food was fantastic and the people were splendid. However, all good things must come to an end. This good thing just happened to come to an end a little…

What Does Creativity Cost?

Have you ever thought about how accessible we are? Smartphones have created an environment where we never “sign off.” We’re never logging off and giving ourselves space to be with our own thoughts. The more I think about it, the more I realize this environment of accessibility is directly influencing the creative environment of the…

Stop Shying Away

It recently hit me that sometimes it’s hard to believe we’re a founder of something, of anything. That thing could be a company, or a networking group, a book club, or a newsletter. You get the point. 😉 The side-hustle to CEO behavior and brain shift that happens is a hard one to comprehend. It’s…

Week 24 & 25 at a Startup

What I’m Learning: One cool thing I learned at work last week: – In the past two weeks, the site has crashed twice. I’ve learned two different other ways t fix the site. The first with some data loss. The second without any data loss. One cool thing I learned outside of work last week:…