Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fun Quotes

I got to go to the beach. I got to go to Señor Frog’s (SF). Got the picture?

Even bought a SF notebook since I am always taking notes and making lists.

I laughed out loud at two of the quotes in the notebook.

“Wasting time is an important part of living.”

Some of my breakthroughs have happened when I was “wasting time.”

“If your ship does not come in, swim out to it!”

God bless Señor Frog’s!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Rest when you are tired. You will accomplish more. Promise!

When was the last time you had a good solid spirit replenishing rest?

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Thursday, February 21, 2013


Restructuring is rampant in today’s dynamic business climate. It does not matter if the company is small or large. Everyone is attempting to align business plans with needed organizational excellence with fewer resources.

Every time you have a restructure you need a re-set. A re-set in:

  •        Expectations,
  •          Roles,
  •          Responsibilities,
  •          Success outcomes.

Do the re-set at the beginning and save time, energy and stress on relationships and teamwork.

People want and need clarity. Even one change in role or person shifts the entire dynamics of the group interactions.

For more success with less stress, do a pro-active conscious re-set with all involved.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” Ingrid Bergman

She deserves an Oscar!

Be happy. Say bye-bye to grudges.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013


Recently I was coaching a global CTO with mega brains. As I heard him process out loud, I asked,

"Is that obstacle real or in your mind?"

There was total silence. You could hear him laugh over the phone and say, "Good question. Maybe there is hope."

There is always hope as long as you are breathing.

Are the obstacles you are facing today real or in your mind?

If they are in your mind, then please stop making your life harder

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Actions Speak Louder than Words -- LISTEN

In the same week I was contacted regarding the partnership’s deficit – see latest blog postings -- I had another rude awakening. Again I went into anger, frustration and feeling helpless. I lent money to a good cause. I believed in the cause and in the person. He promised the money would be repaid in one year – guaranteed.

Are you ready for this? Me, a savvy business person signed a contract I did not read. I trusted him. He promised. Cross his heart and hope to die.

Fast forward thirteen months later and "To be honest, things are a little tight right now." As I processed the betrayal of trust, the anger, bitterness, frustration and yuk-ness I realized there had been actions and clues along the way before I lent the money. Lots of clues. I only listened to the words. They were mesmerizing.

I realized I was very angry and resentful not only at him, but especially at myself for having made a dumb investment based on talk and charisma versus track record and actions. Sigh.

Oops! Bet or at least I hope I don’t make this same mistake any time soon.

Actions count!

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Leaving Stuff on the Table

About seven years ago, I left a partnership where there was money on the table – lots of it. My instincts and heart told me to exit. I did. One partner was manipulative and super greedy. I knew nothing good could come of it.
Fascinating, I honored my instincts. Other opportunities came in that replaced the money. I am at peace.

Then the crab cake is served. Due to the super greediness and their horrible business decisions there is now a deficit and debts to pay.

I am contacted that I need to make the deficit good. Of course, I went in to a spin. What? Are you ca-raa-zy? Huh? I put the brakes on the spinning and took my power back. I got expert counsel. I am done.

Crap cake learning two; you are right to ALWAYS listen to your gut even if it means leaving money on the table. Your good intentions cannot overcome evil. Run.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Crap Cakes Happen

This is not a typo, wish it was.

It has been quite a ride lately. You know the feeling? You are just holding on. You are so angry and frustrated – feeling helpless. I dislike feeling helpless!

My next few blogs are about the wisdom I am gaining along the way and want to share. The first learning and insight is:

Do not hang on.

Don’t hang on to the anger and frustration. It creates stress, bad karma and stifles your creativity. Even if you are justified and it is warranted, let the anger and frustration go. With that release, you free up the energy to see the situation with new eyes and find possible solutions or even have other doors open!

Any situations causing anger and frustration today?

Decide not to hang on to the negative feelings. You are not your emotions.

Live free!

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