Incorporating optimism into your daily life can have a wonderful impact on your personal and professional growth. Research tells us that optimists set more goals than pessimists and rise above challenges more easily. Why? Read on! Scientifically speaking, there is no such thing as being lucky. However, thinking that you are lucky can produce meaningful […]Read More
Half-Way Through 2021 . . . Checking-in on My Goals
Hope you had a fantastic long weekend! Are you rested, ready, and excited to tackle the second half of 2021? Yes!! It’s half-time!! On July 2, we marked the official ½-way point of 2021. TRUTH: I’m a bit underwhelmed with my 2021 efforts in personal development. FOLLOW-UP FACT: As a strengths coach this is a […]Read More
Connect, Grow, and Transform: Get Your Team Out of the Box
Working from home can be a grind. For many teams who are accustomed to working alongside one another, this unprecedented time of working from home due to COVID-19 has come with a high price tag. The price has been felt in a variety of ways: increased stress, increased loneliness, decreased engagement at work, and […]Read More
Bring Sunshine, Not Clouds
At long last, it’s March. This month promises us days that require sunglasses, the warmth of spring, and the potential of bursting bulbs and buds on our bare trees. After a very typical gray Indianapolis winter, I crave bright and sunny skies, the warmth of the sun on my face, and the comfort of […]Read More
Morales SkillUpBuildUp Podcast Part II – Grow or DIE!
So grateful to Kofi Darku of Morales Groups’ SkillUpBuildUp Podcast! Thank you to Kofi for having me back to talk about the lifelong challenge we have to grow! Growth can be hindered by limiting beliefs. What are your limiting beliefs? How could a limiting belief be impacting your life and negatively impacting your ability to […]Read More
Change, Like Growth, Can Be Painful and Gorgeous
The other week I worked with a team that was in the midst of tremendous change. They were past the hard part and smack-dab in the middle of the messy part. The gorgeous part of change seemed light years away for some of the team members. The really optimistic ones thought it was in the […]Read More
Are you a diamond in the rough?
Isn’t it remarkable that all diamonds start as coal? In their early days, diamonds are a far cry from the gleaming and glittery precious stones that we know them to be. The diamond’s backstory is seductive: who doesn’t want to be plucked from obscurity only to be cut and shaped to reveal our remarkable beauty […]Read More
Waiting for things to change? Why?
Waiting is harder than it looks. Action is hard work too . . . but action leads to change. For more about how you can meaningfully change your life see Unstuck at Last: Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want at http://freshconceptsonline.com/unstuck-last/.Read More
Personal Growth . . . By Design
This quote captures one of my fundamental beliefs. Planning one’s growth takes time, patience, and some degree of risk. However, achieving a planned-for goal is one of the sweetest pleasures life can give us. Tomorrow I head to French Lick, IN to lead a retreat for “Women and Hi-Tech.” I look forward to helping the […]Read More