Once in a while I run into a piece of writing that quickly, simply, and completely hits me to my core. You know, one of those that you don’t immediately forget upon clicking ‘X’ on the browser window? Yeah. This list from Robin Sharma is one of those. Robin is a leadership expert and author […]


Who said?

August 26, 2010

out-standing, by GPC on Flickr

A post inspired by a looong drive across the Midwest recently, and it’s all about…Average. Why is Average something that people are ok with? Or, stated a bit clearer – why is Average something that people think they HAVE to be ok with? Let’s try this: You – yes, you – don’t have to be […]


Own Your Personal Story

August 16, 2010

Road in the Mojave Desert by stevecadman, on Flickr

I was running down the road today and got to thinking about owning your personal story. (Yeah, don’t ask. I daydream while I run, don’t you?) Your story is your story. Embrace it, appreciate it, love it, own it. So many folks are ashamed of where they came from, of the mistakes they might have […]


St Louis Gateway Arch - Annie Sorensen

During a brief stint in St Louis last weekend I snuck in a couple hours to visit the famous St Louis Gateway Arch, something I had embarassingly not yet done in my 7+ years as a Missouri resident. While at the arch I ran into an interesting journal entry from Meriwether Lewis. Anything Lewis & […]


Ohh the possibility

May 24, 2010


I wonder how many awesome ideas are dismissed every day – every minute, every second – because they are immediately declared to be “impossible” and thus, never given a second thought. What do you think? Surely many of those ideas, no matter how simple, could be life-changing. Or even world-changing? An article I was reading […]


On making mistakes

November 24, 2009


I’ve been thinking today about being the best person you know how to be. And, that? If it’s the best you can do then it’s the only thing you can do. In life, in business, there’s no other way to do it, which means that everyone – everyone – is going to make mistakes. It’s […]


“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard I’ve written about positive thinking before and how it can literally make or break a situation. Today, however, I’ve been thinking about acting positively. In other words, outwardly behaving around others, especially when speaking about others, as positively as you’re thinking about yourself and your goals. […]



Last weekend my husband and I spent a few days in Nashville, TN with a couple friends of ours. A just-for-fun trip. In addition to the, err, beverage drinking and honky-tonk visiting, we spent a portion of one of our days visiting Carnton plantation, an old farm outside of Nashville in a town called Franklin. […]