Not Taking Feedback Personally

Do you ever make a suggestion or create a whole plan, thinking this is the best thing since sliced bread, only to find out no one else likes it or wants to do it? You get all excited, you have the idea all thought out and you essentially get a thanks but no thanks? ThisContinue reading “Not Taking Feedback Personally”

Continuously Improving on Sound Logic

The other day I saw my kids stacking a small stool onto another larger stool that was already on top of a kitchen chair. As the 6 year old was getting ready to climb up the DIY latter I walked into the room and said, Whoa what exactly is the plan here? They had letContinue reading “Continuously Improving on Sound Logic”

Why Grease a Squeaky Wheel

Have you ever noticed that the one who whines loud enough and often enough typically gets what they want? Well, if you’re a parent you might be looking at this with a judgmental cocked eyebrow, I would never, you can’t give in to whining. Yeah, I get it (I’m certain I’ve pulled out a *groan*Continue reading “Why Grease a Squeaky Wheel”

Gratitude vs Hustle

I’ve read and watched and heard a lot lately about pushing, hustling, chasing all of the things that get you closer to living your ideal life. I know that to some extent I asked for that. I mean, that’s what the social algorithms do. They fill your feed with what you, in some sense, askedContinue reading “Gratitude vs Hustle”

Building Courage

I got a question recently around courage. First, I want you to let that word sit with you a minute. Courage. What does that word mean to you? What feeling does it conjure inside of you? What do you picture? To be completely honestly I typically get the image of the muscle bound movie charactersContinue reading “Building Courage”

Serving versus Servant

You hear all the time that you should have a servant’s heart, you should focus on service, you should serve others, on and on. I don’t disagree; and while I think Situational Leadership is key starting with Servant Leadership and flexing and pivoting from there will be your best default in my opinion. Servant LeadershipContinue reading “Serving versus Servant”

Leadership as a ________.

For years I have loved snowmobiling. When I was a tot that meant sitting in front of my dad (or with my sister in a sled being towed behind) riding around our field at our house. I would scream with excitement and sing almost continuously while riding. When I got a little older it becameContinue reading “Leadership as a ________.”

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”