Mindset Check: Never Settle

Mindset Check: Never Settle

This week I had the opportunity to tackle a task I’ve been putting for two full years – writing a speech. I know – it’s hard to believe that I’ve been putting off something that involves talking, but there it is. It’s not even that I didn’t have a topic. I’ve been...
That Time I Left $20,000 on the Table

That Time I Left $20,000 on the Table

Or, an object lesson in what happens when you ignore your own best advice. A couple of months ago my bank ran a competition to award $20,000 to a small business owner. All you had to do was submit a video demonstrating how you’d use the money to grow your business. My...
The Resistance: I’ll just vacuum first

The Resistance: I’ll just vacuum first

…or 42 ways to avoid doing that task that takes me out of my comfort zone. I know you’ve done it. We all do it. There’s this task we have to do – go to a networking event, write a résumé, cook an unfamiliar dish, cold call a prospect, call a stranger to ask for help –...
Sometimes you just gotta surf

Sometimes you just gotta surf

In honor of my birthday weekend (it’s May!) I’m sharing what has become one of my favorite episodes of Uniquely Brilliant (my podcast). Back in March our sister coach and friend, Tonya Harvey, joined Diana Bader (podcast co-host) and me for a unique episode of our...
Slay your fears and do not settle

Slay your fears and do not settle

Have you ever thought something like this – “I would love to change up my [job/life/relationship], but I’m really okay where I am. The [benefits/pay/people/lifestyle] make up for everything about it that I don’t really like”? Did you catch those really’s? They...