“People need spaciousness the way a plant needs water. When you give it to them, they come back to life.”
This observation by a colleague during my time in Fiji last week has me thinking, yet again, about my big word for 2023 which is “spaciousness.” It’s a word that makes me exhale and drop my shoulders — and it’s everywhere.
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On the very day that I was leaving for Fiji of all places, two people I admire each wrote their blogs on the benefits of indulgences. Have a look here and here and see what you think.
A coach recently encouraged me to try “being more indulgent” on for size. Admittedly, I struggle with being able to embrace something that feels self-indulgent. I couldn’t have written those blog entries, and as I read them, I could feel myself torn between admiring and resisting their message. The privilege and potential for self-absorption make me uncomfortable.
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Last week, I co-hosted Through the Chrysalis with my friends Brent Klassen and Val Steinmann at their farm at Heartwood Cidery. It was a glorious day to explore transitions, not just because the weather was unseasonably warm and the people lovely, but also because it felt great to take action on something we’ve been thinking about for a while.
Continue reading “When was the last time you tried something new?”
It’s far easier to sell people something they both need and want.
I offer services I think people need. But even if I’m right about that, they may still not want them. And if people don’t want them, they likely won’t buy them. Need is not the same as demand.
Continue reading “Three Things We Don’t Want to Admit We Don’t Want”
This past week, I was asked how Boards and other groups are faring without having met very often in person over the past several years. It’s an important question when it comes to making wiser decisions faster. Here are the highlights of my answer:
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