Ask Yourself This When Work Feels Like &*$%# … and other dreary moments

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It all starts with how you talk to yourself. This is about when you feel nauseated about going to work, not (only) because there is so much to do but because the people there are… not your trusted favorites. It doesn’t look promising. The symptoms you feel may resemble those mentioned in disclaimers at the […]


Accelerate or Reassess? a Mid-Year Reflection on Fast Things

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The fastest man in the world is Usain Bolt. In 2009, the Jamaican sprinter set record for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds. The fastest woman in the world is American Florence Griffith-Joyner; she ran the 100 meter dash in 10.49 seconds, a 1988 record yet to be broken. The fastest […]


When to Work for Less Money

June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t seen the German film, The Lives of Others, stop what you’re doing and go rent it on Amazon. It’s set in 1984 East Germany and tells a surprising story of Stasi (“secret” police) surveillance of artists in their private lives. Many of the props used are actual remnants from the former police state. […]


For More Light-Bulb Moments When You’re Crazy Busy

May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Do any of these sound familiar? You know that high-performer on your team, the one who’s leaving? Sorry, due to budget issues we’re not filling that position. You know those complex programs you’re building, the ones that break your brain every day? We need you to get them done faster. You know that juicy […]


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……