#17 – Root for other people’s success

This is #17 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” Here’s another one that I like a lot. Have you felt the twinge, maybe even the jolt of resentment, jealousy, frustration, or anger when someone else, usually a close friend or family member, breaks through to a new level of success? Have you slunkContinue reading “#17 – Root for other people’s success”

Keep Showing Up

I have a few different “accountability” gatherings I participate in each month. “Accountability” isn’t a great word for them but it will have to do for now. These are individuals and small groups with whom I have established an intimate and trustworthy rapport and from whom I receive both the space and the grace toContinue reading “Keep Showing Up”

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””

The Ebb and Flow

The ocean is predictable…consistent. You’re not going to go to sleep tonight worried about whether or not the waves will be coming to shore. But I wonder, do you go to sleep feeling the same way about your boss? Does he or she show up every day as you expect them to, as you needContinue reading “The Ebb and Flow”