Monthly Archives: July 2011

Humility and confidence: do you have both?

 "Confidence without humility is Arrogance. Humility without confidence is self-deprecation." 

This sketch came out of an unplanned, brilliant conversation with a good friend of mine, Jeff Riddle of The GiveGive. After several iterations through my notebooks (and lots of cross-outs, and a few laughs over coffee), Jeff pointed out that it's not an either-or, but a balance relationship. Credit to Jeff (and check out his amazing work on understanding business + relationships at his website). 

Back to Then: What would you tell yourself (if you could)?

Every so often, I like to go back and reflect on what’s happened and what’s changed. The best way to learn and grow is to know where you came from. Every virtual yardstick we have – the successes, goals, failures, challenges – helps us by teaching us how we did – if we’re willing toContinue Reading

What’s In Your Way? [Post-It]

Inspired by #Trust30′s Post-It prompt by Jenny Blake, I’ve put together a series of a dozen or so challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. To see the rest in the series, check out the Post-It category. Sign up for email updates * indicates required Email Address * Close

The Art of Saying No. [Post-It]

Inspired by #Trust30′s Post-It prompt by Jenny Blake, I’ve put together a series of a dozen or so challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. To see the rest in the series, check out the Post-It category. Sign up for email updates * indicates required Email Address * Close

So What [Post-It]

Inspired by #Trust30′s Post-It prompt by Jenny Blake, I’ve put together a series of a dozen or so challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. To see the rest in the series, check out the Post-It category. Sign up for email updates * indicates required Email Address * Close

It’s All About Attitude [Post-It]

Inspired by #Trust30′s Post-It prompt by Jenny Blake, I’ve put together a series of a dozen or so challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. To see the rest in the series, check out the Post-It category. Sign up for email updates * indicates required Email Address * Close

One-way ticket to Tucson …

I just booked one ticket (of two, I’ll be back soon – just not sure when) to Tucson. I’m headed out of town for a bit to be with my Grandparents. While I talk a lot about things past (that I’ve already dealt with), I struggle to talk about current events – things happening rightContinue Reading

32 things you don’t know about me – or, Hello.

Hello …. Hi. Oh Hey There. I was sitting down to a beer with a friend I met on twitter (yes, Mom, I met someone on TWITTER), and he interrupted me after a bit and said, “You know, you’re way cooler in person.” I’m not really sure what that meant, but upon some reflection: I think (before youContinue Reading

Gumption.

Definition: Shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness. The most ‘successful’ and talented people around me are not born talented. They aren’t born with a success gene that other people don’t have. They take initiative. They try things. They iterate. They fail beautifully. They have GUMPTION. Gumption to try things when other people won’t. Courage to standContinue Reading

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