Why We Say That We Can’t Do Something (a very short read!)

May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is a direct quote from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and it’s so true! I want to emblazon this into each brain of every student (and child) I’ve ever had:

Usually, when we say we can’t do something, what we mean is that we won’t do something unless we can guarantee that we’ll do it perfectly (121).

She suggests completing this sentence: If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try……


What Do You Stand For? Use your POV to Move Forward

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Strong points of view attract leaders like paparazzi to Kate Middleton. If you are ready to move up, to move forward in your career, it’s time to get ready to receive.  That is, to receive that promotion or job offer or juicy project. Think of it as preparing to catch the ball, but in a […]


The Most Persuasive Word Ever

May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the “Age of Distraction”; we are all now officially distracted: from minions to Grand Poo-Bahs. For you that means less time to get your point of view across….or to get people on board. So, keep your presentations concise and focused. A reflector of our miniature attention spans: the average snap (Snapchat social media) lasts all […]


Conversation Tip from Medici: Masters of Florence

April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing like sharing an obsession to bring a couple closer. It was my handsome husband who got me hooked on Medici: Masters of Florence. Yes I watched all 8 episodes last week-end and remain obsessed with Cosimo and Contessina. This is not really a spoiler. In episode 3, or maybe 4, in a flashback young […]


25 Ways to Raise the Bar at Work …. on the Fun Metric!

April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you ever think if you had the right job, or the right business, you’d be engaged and enjoy each day? If you’re self employed, do you envy people who get regular paychecks? If you’re a cubicle inhabitant, do you envy entrepreneurs?


Don’t feel bad about the envy, it’s sending you a message. That message is not necessarily about changing your job; it’s about expanding your enjoyment at work. Seriously.


What is it about work that’s annoying? Let us list the ways: