#4 – Know Your Strengths

Between now and March 22, I am happy to share “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” What are you doing when you are at your best? What are you doing when you feel the most accomplished, competent and confident? What are you doing when you feel energized, when time flies by, when your work is notContinue reading “#4 – Know Your Strengths”

Gifts On the Trail

Last Saturday, on my way up the Mt. Woodson trail, a Buddhist monk passed me heading the other direction. Later, as I finally made my way back down, I came across a clutch of prayer flags placed atop a boulder. I assume the orange-robed monk left them there, but I can’t be sure. What IContinue reading “Gifts On the Trail”

The Tyranny of “They”

There are many, many bright and thoughtful people who will be happy to tell you which path to follow. It’s much easier to play armchair quarterback with someone else’s life so opinions come freely and often. The tyranny of “they” afflicts us in two ways: First, it supports our reservations about declaring our path throughContinue reading “The Tyranny of “They””

To be powerful

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde There is liberation in this quote: you don’t have to conquer your fear, you just have to make it less important. How? By using yourContinue reading “To be powerful”

You Are Not Sisyphus

You do not have to push the rock up the hill. You are not Sisyphus, consigned to an eternity of pointless labor. You will not convince the otherwise confirmed. Your cajoling will fall on deaf ears. If you feel otherwise you must be a martyr. Do not labor in futility. Your self-righteousness is your leastContinue reading “You Are Not Sisyphus”