“Sometimes you need a friend whispering advice in your ear and telling you to breathe at those most difficult moments in the work when you really need to hear it.”
Someone really nice said that to me yesterday. Great timing as I gear up to simultaneously launch my first book into the world, wrap up a crazy year, plan for an even crazier 2017, and plan for the holidays. So, I’m passing along the advice.
Our personal stories are shaped by many (many!) factors – where we grew up, how many siblings we have, our ethnic or religious background and culture, our race and gender. Things we may not even think of. I happen to be 6’ tall. Being a 6’ tall woman has shaped my experience in the world in significant ways.
For a long time people have been asking me when I’m going to write a book. Well, it’s finally that time! On December 15, you’ll be able to download Finding Time to Lead. I hope you like it.
“The simple and honest process of letting people know that discomfort is normal, it’s going to happen, why it happens, and why it’s important, reduces anxiety, fear and shame.” – Brene Brown, Daring Greatly
Do you have ever a dream that makes you sit up in bed? Last night was it for me.
It’s not about them.
It’s not about what they should have done.
It’s not about what they should have said.
It’s about you.
It’s about how you choose to show up. Even when it’s hard.
It’s about choosing what you’re going to do.
The first one is Truth.
The second one is Trust.
For this blog entry, they will both be capital T words because they’re that important.
I’m not kidding.
I just finished Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness. If you have a chance to read it, you should. (It’s a quick read, in case you’re wondering.)
From the beginning, they were very intentional about creating a culture that people wanted to be a part of. How? They asked their employees about their personal values and why they were important to them. Here’s what they came up with.
Like many of you, I’ve signed up to get the latest blog posts of different writers. I recently received one telling me about a new book called Humanize: how people-centric organizations succeed in a social world. I thought it sounded interesting, I clicked on the link and realized immediately that I needed to buy this book. I invite you to check it out here: http://www.humanizebook.com/