Just like the dramatic temperature difference between being in the sun and in the shade, you can see the difference between someone engaged and disengaged with their work.  A person’s disengagement throws shade on a their attitude, performance, and ability to be creative. And most importantly their ability to empathize. They get stuck in their… Continue reading Disengaged

Time Travel

It’s easy to time travel. It’s real and you don’t need special equipment or a modified Delorean to do it. Most of us already spend much of our waking hours doing it.  Thinking about all the things we need to do in the future or how we haven’t yet achieved the job/career/relationships/accomplishments we want. So… Continue reading Time Travel

I’m Worth More Than This.

Often here people saying this statement at many of the places I’ve worked. Have definitely heard myself utter this many times to anyone who would listen. But the flaw in this statement is that it seeks outside validation to a question only we can answer. Actually, let me back up, it is a statement to… Continue reading I’m Worth More Than This.

Data + Story

I heard an interesting point about analytics. Analytics and data are not the same thing. Data is objective, it can be gathered, it is factual. Analytics is the interpretation of the that data, the “analysis” of the facts. Simple, sure. But often confused these days. Data is absolutely valuable. But expecting data to create and… Continue reading Data + Story

Where Growth Exists

It’s easy to expect growth to be external. We often look with anticipation for the a seed planted to pierce the surface with its sprout. And we carry this expectation over into our own lives. But the thing we miss, is the change that is happening below the surface. The stuff that we don’t see.… Continue reading Where Growth Exists

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Noun. An underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or conversation. I first learned about subtext, when I took acting classes in college. We talked about the “real” conversation in the midst of a conversation, about reading between the lines. And it is something I think about almost daily, years later. What… Continue reading Subtext

The Power of Complaining

The tricky part of complaining is that subtextually we’re admitting defeat. We’re admitting that we can’t do anything about the situation we’re in. That the only thing left to do is complain.  On the other hand, we all vent. We all need to express our frustrations. And it does help to communicate our feelings and… Continue reading The Power of Complaining

Our Time. Their Time.

The frustration comes when we try to have others abide by our time, our schedule, our pace. Because for most important things that synchronicity doesn’t often align. We all have our own pace. It can’t be rushed, not really. Not in a lasting way. Just like creating any sort of change, it comes when the… Continue reading Our Time. Their Time.


In many areas of our lives we are stuck at a certain point of development. If we were to look at it as an age, we might be stuck at a certain age. It could be because of a traumatic event or shock or challenge that we couldn’t overcome at that time and so that… Continue reading Stunted