Speaking to the Listening

Speaking to the Listening

I am in the research and gathering information process for several home projects. There are some things I wish I could do – take up the carpet in the living room and bedroom and replace it with hardwoods that would match the wood that is already in parts of the...
The Power to Declare

The Power to Declare

Declarations come from nothing, from a future that hasn’t happened yet, It’s a future that doesn’t exist until there is someone to say it. The declaration is the source of what’s next and inspires the actions to be taken that match it. At Thanksgiving, I declared to...
Is Optimism Enough?

Is Optimism Enough?

Leaders often confuse optimism with creating. The other day, a client asked me, “What’s the difference between the two? People tell me I am an optimist.” I said something like this: Optimism is a state of mind, a way of being that some people may regard with...
Existence, by Jane Smith

Existence, by Jane Smith

It was Saturday, my typical run-errands day. My list included groceries, a bolt, and a tube of caulk that Phil needed to move the towel holder, which is turning into quite a project. And, oh yeah, a new hair brush from Sally’s Beauty Supply, not on the list but...