Make a Bigger Circle

How frequently do you all play farm? No, just me? Ok well then allow me to let you in on this riveting game that is played in my house at least once a day every single day of the week. Playing farm is when you drag out every single truck, trailer, tractor, combine, grain bin,Continue reading “Make a Bigger Circle”

Can you Hack Trust?

Building trust is like making Mac & Cheese. (Obviously one of the great adages of our time.) You can go the instant route and it will check all the boxes but in the end its just not right. Slow and steady carefully working in each step is the only way to make it just right.Continue reading “Can you Hack Trust?”

Questioning Everything

I’ve never been one who followed blindly. Happy to follow in situations that warrant it but to design your life around a known construct without questioning it, well that’s just not me. Basically I never really grew out of that annoying toddler phase where they just ask why, what, or how 3654 times a day.Continue reading “Questioning Everything”

Reaping What You Sow is Only the Beginning

I really love gardening. (If my husband were to read that I’d be getting all kinds of side eye just for those four words.) Let’s rephrase, I really love planting and harvesting. I have no use for flowers but growing your own food is so exciting and makes me so proud of each bite IContinue reading “Reaping What You Sow is Only the Beginning”

Tis the Season, To Focus

Going into the final quarter of the year there is typically a lot on people’s minds. The weather starts changing requiring us to start swapping out clothes in our closets and putting the lap blankets back on the couch. The holidays are right around the corner and planning for where, when, and how to celebrateContinue reading “Tis the Season, To Focus”

Do the Hard Things

I ran approximately 14 miles. I have never before run that distance and prior to deciding I would, the farthest I’d run was about 7.5. To be honest even that was a while ago; once in the last 5 years I ran 5, and sort of by accident. In fact, I wouldn’t have called myselfContinue reading “Do the Hard Things”

Leadership Values

What kind of leader do you hope to be? I know some of you who are reading this are thinking, “I don’t want to manage people. Why does everyone assume all people have career goals to become leaders?” That might be true for you, you don’t want to be in a job where you formallyContinue reading “Leadership Values”

If It’s Not a Problem, Don’t Fix It

When my oldest son first started pre-kindergarten he rode a bus from 6:30 am until about 7:40 when he was dropped off at school. During his over an hour bus drive he had two transfers. That means that my little, just turned, 4 year old got on a bus, got off looked for a newContinue reading “If It’s Not a Problem, Don’t Fix It”

Who Are You Trying To Impress?

I was chatting with a friend recently and asking her thoughts on things when she said that she was curious of my thoughts on who you should be trying to impress. That one hit me like a 2×4 between the eyes because it is something I have thought so much about and really changed overContinue reading “Who Are You Trying To Impress?”

Wisconsin Nice

Have you ever heard of Wisconsin Nice? See also, Minnesota Nice and Midwest Nice. Have you heard of these concepts? I hadn’t until I started to meet vendors and business partners from around the country. They would walk into the building, introduce themselves, and before we would even get to the conference room for theContinue reading “Wisconsin Nice”