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Nov 20 2019

On Starting Over

2019-11-20T10:38:14-06:00November 20th, 2019|Personal Development|

I woke up a little heartbroken today. I awoke to the gravity of life-altering decisions that I’ve recently made. It’s hard to say whether those choices are right or wrong and I suppose I will never know. What is clear to me now is that I’m starting over, again. I understand that while there are [...]

Oct 18 2019

Fitness AND Fun

2019-11-13T12:04:03-06:00October 18th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

This past weekend, I ran the Market To Market (M2M) relay with six other professional women. This was my fourth M2M, but my first as Team Captain. My prior team’s members transitioned out for a variety of reasons and I was faced with rebuilding the team from the ground up. Looking back, I feel so [...]

Oct 10 2019

A Problem Solving Approach to Making Decisions

2019-11-13T12:07:55-06:00October 10th, 2019|Governance/Decision Making, Leadership, Personal Development|

Choosing which job offer to take. Deciding to sell your home. Identifying the best candidate for the position. Giving critical feedback to a team member or client. Identifying which initiative to front burner and which to back burner. These and more are decisions that we face every day and often can leave us stressed or [...]

Sep 27 2019

What If Everything Were Sacred?

2019-11-13T12:09:55-06:00September 27th, 2019|Personal Development|

It takes no effort to love. The state has its own innate joy. Questions answer themselves if you are aware enough. Life is safe; flowing with the current of being is the simplest way to live. Resistance never really succeeds. Controlling the flow of life is impossible. -Deepak Chopra The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies [...]

Sep 9 2019

Working Through Complacency

2019-10-10T11:41:44-06:00September 9th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Perhaps you’d like to hear a familiar story?  Once upon a time following April 15th, I committed to delivering my extended client tax returns this summer rather than enduring another stressful busy season in September and October.  I also started a home improvement project and a summer exercise program with whole-hearted enthusiasm.  So how am I [...]

Aug 16 2019

Strategies for “Giving In” To Change

2019-11-13T12:04:42-06:00August 16th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Change is hard.  But it’s all over us!  In our nation’s demographics, succession, mergers, technology and turnover, we’re experiencing change at a faster pace than ever before. As firm leaders, we must keep up to sustain our firms and ensure that they are attractive to NextGen clients and team members.  All too often, we see firms putting off needed changes for a variety of [...]

Jul 31 2019

Breakthrough Your Conflict Barriers

2019-07-31T16:05:46-06:00July 31st, 2019|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

Whether it is owner disagreements, performance issues, client concerns, or competitive situations, our professional lives are filled with potential conflict. But given the choice, most will shy away or ignore conflict rather than deal with it. Why? Maybe because conflict isn’t fun – or even comfortable – and we’re not very sure we’ll handle it [...]

Jul 17 2019

Subordinate Your Self-Interest through Submission

2019-07-17T12:44:28-06:00July 17th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Over the last year I’ve been practicing a new kind of yoga called Yin, a slow and quiet practice that involves holding postures for extended periods of time. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues of the body, and the physical benefits include increased muscle release and mobility of the joints. Rather than striving and working, [...]

Jul 10 2019

Mindset: A Shackle or Key to Success?

2019-11-01T16:25:47-06:00July 10th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

For at least 8 or 9 years, I’ve been learning, writing and coaching about goal setting and goal achieving – about what is needed to get the job done and what gets in the way.  Along the way I have discovered and written about these “Goal Setting 101” fundamentals: Goal setting is a Quadrant II [...]

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