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Tiny vocabulary = giant creative opportunity

By |November 30, 2021|

My nephew texted me a few weeks ago: “Can I get your address? I’m getting you guys a game.” This young man really gets me, my husband, and our six kids. We are an irreverent bunch, sharp of wit and often foul of mouth. At [...]

Can You Meal Prep Your Blog Posts?

By |November 11, 2021|

I’d rather just skip a meal if I can’t think of what to make or I don’t have something easy already prepared. Hmm, sounds a bit like my writing habit at times. If I don’t have an idea, a first line, an image...something to get [...]

Psst! These pointers will perk up your presentations!

By |October 28, 2021|

‘Tis the season for high-stakes presentations. Nearing year-end, many of us are preparing to report on results, launch new programs, and invite colleagues and clients to embrace the new. ‘Tis also the season for distracted audiences. (In truth, this season is eternal.) That means your [...]

Unspoken Loudspeakers are drowning out your message

By |September 30, 2021|

“What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you are saying.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Shhhh! I’m trying to hear you. I really am. I know you’ve put serious thought into those words you’re trying to share right now. Whether your message is written [...]

Productivity vs Workflow; Why do I feel like a failure?

By |September 20, 2021|

“Some words have a meaning to them that we don’t often think about but yet still affects us, which has applications to persuasion, social influence and bias in our judgments and decisions,” said David J Hauser, social psychologist. The power of words is undeniable. Choose [...]

7 Rut Rescues: a collection of wonderful, workable wisdom

By |July 30, 2021|

I love to streak. Not the running-naked-across-a-field type. The kind where you build positive habits by doing things consistently. Habit streaking is how I’ve stayed fit and sane during the pandemic, working out 457 days in a row. Habit streaking is why you’ll find hundreds [...]

Do You Write Out Loud?

By |May 14, 2021|

I’m not the type who mutters to herself. There is already so much conversation in my head that I have no need to actually verbalize any of it out loud. And yet, I do work out problems or challenges in my mind before I take [...]

Recipe for a business statement: equal parts focus and motivation

By |April 30, 2021|

Statements seem to be in high demand. Vision statements. Mission statements. Purpose statements. Positioning statements. So. Many. Statements. Before writing anything—a statement, a one-pager, a video script, whatever—one of the most important questions to answer is: “Who is the audience?” Who needs this message? Why [...]

Is It Stealing If……?

By |April 15, 2021|

We once worked with a real estate agent who said to us, "buyers are liars." She explained that we’ll tell her we absolutely need to have a two-story front porch, a finished basement, and a separate laundry room in our next house when in fact, [...]

Mashups aren’t just for Mondays

By |March 31, 2021|

If my self-imposed job title weren’t already so long, I’d add the words “Daily Practice Junkie.” Since last month’s article on consistency and surprise, I passed the one-year mark for workouts. Yep. I’ve exercised for at least 30 minutes a day, every damn day, for [...]

Consistency + Surprise

By |February 26, 2021|

“Three and one!” That’s my fitness instructor, calling out a change in tempo as we lift weights to music. We’ve been doing bicep curls “two and two” … down two counts, up two counts. Now it’s time to adjust the rhythm. Why? Because our bodies [...]

Ask me another one

By |February 10, 2021|

I’ve been thinking about questions, mostly about asking them.  We were in Nashville two years ago for a long weekend and took Lyfts everywhere we needed to go. Every trip was $6.15, no matter how far we went. Sitting in the backseat I was relaxed and [...]

Is it smart or shameful to manufacture Q&A?

By |January 29, 2021|

Dear Corporate Poet & Cutter of C.R.A.P.: After all these months of practice, we’re finally pretty comfortable with virtual meetings. Everyone has figured out how to join a call on almost any platform, most have full command of the mute button, and only a handful [...]

We’re Not Just Playing Around

By |January 13, 2021|

The thrill of dumping 2020 and starting a new year has us looking for new ways to refresh.  This means refilling our creativity buckets and using a sense of fun and play to get there. Story Mode programs are crazy fun because we believe that [...]

Make this your mantra

By |December 28, 2020|

Back in olden times, when gyms were open and we could sweat together in person, I was a regular at my local Y,  showing up most days of the week for some kind of group fitness class. As much as possible, I opt in to [...]

What Can You Do Right Now?

By |December 22, 2020|

Katie doesn’t know what to do with me. There are seven of us here today and as she rattles off assignments, I hear everyone’s name but my own. “Randy, you’ll be in the loading dock. Sue, you’ll be a shopper.” Everyone gets up to start [...]

How Does That Make You Feel?

By |December 15, 2020|

Raise your hand if you’ve been in therapy. Thank you, everyone. Put your hands down now. Like many of you, I am no stranger to psychotherapy and owe my life to some amazing therapists. However, their insistence on talking about emotions makes me crazy. I [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.