Should I do this or that? Send another email or pick up the phone and have that difficult conversation? We are faced with these decisions daily. Easy or hard? Short or long term? We tend to default – to fall back on what we are comfortable with. And focus on the trivial. Leaving the hard […]

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Does it matter? Why do we fixate?  Why do we obsess over who’s fault it is? Most often, it’s an easy way to let our own selves off the hook.  To relieve ourselves of any responsibility. You spend 3 weeks working on a project at work.  You pour your heart into it – spending every […]

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Differentiating Priorities

is a valuable, underappreciated skill. Looking at 3 or 4 tasks ahead of you, and can you pick out what’s most important? Should you finalize the marketing plan you have been working on for 6 months?  Or return an email from a sales representative on a product you might be interested in down the line? […]

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Seeking Control

…is probably the opposite of what we should do. But in the moments of insecurity and doubt, we cling to it. We reach and grasp in whatever way we can. And in most cases, we should be giving away the control. Looking to empower those beneath us. But stuck in a state of fear, we […]

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Proximity of Hate

It’s easy to do from a distance. To demonize, to put down, and to push off hate on someone that has caused us harm. We jump to conclusions.  And often we assume the worst. The intent is assumed to be malicious. And yet, if we really move in closer, there is always more. Nestled within […]

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The Power of a Smile

My daughter was at the park playing as joyfully as could be.  As she started to wonder off a bit, she came by a man resting on the park bench on the overpass park in Downtown Dallas. Bursting with energy, my three year old daughter smiled at the man, and said, “Hello!! How are you […]

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Finding Fault

…is easy. Withholding judgement is hard. We jump to conclusions, and we are quick to label. And the irony of it all? We tend to judge most in areas we are the most insecure.  It’s the quickest, surest way for us to make ourselves feel better. Because it creates a temporary relief from that pain […]

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