How to Make the Hard Things EasierWelcome to August and another great week of summer! I'm back from a life-changing trip to Paris to celebrate my 40th, and my son has been spending the week at Boy Scout Camp, so it's been a great block of t ime for me to refresh and refocus my energies on what matters most to me. It's been so needed! As a leader, every day it seems I am faced with hard things - hard choices, hard conversations, hard situations.. it's exhausting on so many levels. But I've learned some tricks along the way that have helped me stay energized, focused and balanced in dealing with the hard things. I hope that they are helpful to you, and would love to hear your strategies to stay prepared for the hard parts in your life and business.
The Secret Silver Bullet for Entrepreneurs
Welcome to June and the start of summer! I turned 40 yesterday, and in our last issue of 12Lite, I shared some of my favorite life insights from the last 40 years. At the top of my list is that it takes years to become an overnight success. Anyone successful would tell you this, and they would also tell you that it doesn't happen by accident. It's about intention and just figuring out the next best step that you can take to get there.
On Turning 40!
Welcome to May, my birthday month! This year it's a big one, I'm turning 40!!! I'm very excited about my 40s, because with age comes wisdom and lots of experiences to inform future decisions... Or at least that's what my grownup self says! :) So as I reflect back and look forward, below are a few of the most important lessons I've learned over the years.
Believe (in) the Hype!It's an e xciting start to the weekend here in Philadelphia. Our Eagles are Super Bowl bound , and our city's energy level is at an unprecendented height. To the right, my son- Underdog Nathan- headed off to school today. :)
I've been a rabid Eagles fan my entire life. Growing up, I remember the days of Buddy Ryan. My grandmother, a die-hard Iggles fan, used to sit outside in her green satin embroidered Eagles jacket listening to the game on the radio and cheering on our team. Even before I really understood the game, I had an ingrained love for the Eagles and the sport.
Happy Friday and Happy Holidays! One of my goals for 2017 was to ENJOY DECEMBER! Sounds funny, but December has always been an incredibly stressful month for me personally. For the last decade, Christmas has always taken a backseat to other priorities like celebrating my son's birthday, holiday planning for Delegate, all of this on top of the normal holiday stress. So I created a plan of how I can make sure I enjoy this beautiful month.. so far so good! I'll update you in January as to how I did and hopefully share my strategy for success! :)
Delegation 101 for Entrepreneurs
Happy Friday! Phew, I don't know about you, but busy is the new black! I liken rmy last ten years unning an entrepreneurial company to riding a freight train. Each day is powerful and nearly barrels me over as it passes. But, I wouldn't have it any other way, because I believe in power of our work. Every day, I am thankful for my team, thankful for their contribution, support, ideas, execution.. all of it. With their help, I am able to create much more impact than I could ever make alone.
The Power of Process
Earlier this week, I was meeting with one of our clients about what makes companies unique. Is it that we hire better staff? Is it that we have so much more clarity around what we do? What we ultimately agreed on, is that what makes us unique and makes our work with clients so successful is our process.
An Evergreen Business
TGIF! Sending you a rainy hello today from Philly. The last month has been one of the most exciting and stressful of my life. My son and I bought a home and have been moving both my office and all of our personal things in over the last week. Shout out to my parents and my friends for all of their help (and heavy lifting!). It’s been both exhilarating and disruptive at the same time. More importantly, the process has reminded me of the power of change and how we must be ever open to it to move to bigger and better things.
Happy Team, Happy Dream!
What an awesome start to the year! With Q1 now in our rearview mirror and demands and plans for Q2 already in full gear, I'm going to take a minute to take a deep breath and celebrate what is working well. For us at Delegate, hands down, that is our team!
TGIF! The weeks this year are just flying by; it's quite remarkable to think there is only one month left in Q1!
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my Strategic Coach class here in Philly, and we were going around the room sharing what our "Word for the Year" was. Immediately, I of course picked one of my favorite words, "Intentional." Awesome, right? Totally defines the way I try to drive the crucial things forward. During a break, a client of ours who has become a friend of mine, came up to me and said that she would like to challenge me on my word because it felt too "safe" for me.