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December 13, 2017
I can and I will

Give What You Came to Give – 3 Blocks to Watch For

American humorist and writer, Erma Bombeck said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” Yes. That. I have been super connected, in recent years, to an insatiable desire to get my gifts (and all that I came to share) out and into the world. And though I sometimes get in my own way, I find great pleasure in knowing that my soul will not let me rest if I pull back. What about […]
November 2, 2017

How Big is Your Purpose?

Is your purpose a big purpose or a little purpose? Ridiculous question. Right? Yet, when we pay attention to those everyday conversations that surround us, we constantly receive messages that the value of one’s purpose is determined by its grandiosity. Last week, when I read that the famous actor Robert Guillaume had died, I paused and offered a silent prayer of gratitude for his life and his work. A week or so ago, while visiting my nephew in the hospital, I noticed a maintenance worker who was pulling trash. And I paused and offered a silent prayer of gratitude for […]
April 21, 2017
African American man thinking and looking up, horizontal

Maybe You’ve Been Looking at the Wrong Parts

Several years ago, I took a fall down the stairs and added insult to an injury that was already brewing with my back. Eventually, I found myself laid up for about 3 months in bed, unable to do much of anything except manage my pain. My siblings had to come in and care for my family and my home as I was stuck in my misery waiting for an impending surgery. At the time, I was leading a company that did spa party events and one of the massage therapists that I worked with offered to do some bodywork for […]
February 28, 2017
Joven mujer impresionada,asustada.

Used – My Public Fail as a Facilitator

A while back, I was doing some work with an executive team and we were having a conversation about not waiting for permission to do the work that they, as leaders, had already been asked and empowered to do. There was one participant who struggled with taking ownership. He was blocking possibilities, openly objecting and getting in his own way. At first, I patiently responded to his repeated rebuttals but there was a point when I completely shocked myself and others by explosively calling him out. To be clear, not allowing others to hide is my job, but there is a right […]