The Years of Delay are NOT Lost Years

As a native Floridian, I’ve listened for years to dialogue about saving the sea turtles. I’ve been aware of the ordinances passed to protect them but turtle life wasn’t on my radar until I spent a week’s vacation on the beach on Longboat Key. The shore was lined with the protected nests and I became […]

Remote Stress

Hurricane Irma is now history. The monster storm weakened before making landfall but nonetheless, made quite a mess.  As a native Floridian, I have family in every part of the state and all were affected by the storm that defied meteorologist’s predictions. My home and community were unscathed when we experienced tropical storm force winds […]

Productivity: The Crazy Way We Work [Infographic]

When was the last time you were totally caught up? I can’t remember such a time. The list is always longer than the day. The pressing, non-negotiable items are addressed and the other stuff gets moved to another list or just falls off my radar at some point. Clearly, I’m not alone in this scene. […]

The Key to Taking on the Impossible

Texas  A & M football wasn’t on my radar until recently. This team isn’t in the Southeastern Conference, so I can’t tell you what their ranking is or if they are playing in a bowl game. It was a remarkable game in another era that captured my attention – the one that led to the […]

Fear Is What We Feel – Brave Is What We Do

Most of us know fear on a first-name basis. Fear wears as many masks as the number of hats we wear. I’ve felt it as a business owner, mom, wife, community leader, musician, and speaker. When the wind is at your back, the skies are cloudless, and life is smiling at you – it’s easy to […]

The Great Eight of Effective Leaders

As a speaker at the Society of Human Resource Professionals Florida State Conference this week, I had the privilege to meet Dan Rather. He delivered the keynote address on The Great Eight of Effective Leaders and admittedly, it was an aspect of the conference I looked forward to with great anticipation. In my mind, Rather is […]

Overwhelmed? 7 Ways to Restore Your Equilibrium

If you’ve ever been knocked off your feet by a pounding wave and churned in the turbulence, you know what it feels like to be overwhelmed. It’s happened to me many times – both literally and figuratively  – and both form indelible memories. One vivid recollection comes from an adventure on the shores of Hawaii […]

Slaying The Giants in Your Life

Perspective is everything.  The right perspective makes the impossible possible. The wrong perspective can blind you, chain you, and keep you captive in thoughts of darkness and defeat. A case in point is the ancient story of David and Goliath. David was young, idealistic, zealous, exuberant and energetic.  Some might say he was incredibly naive. […]

Chart a Bold Course – Take Two

June is the Second January The best way to have a great year is to do a reset halfway through the year. June is the second January. Making measurable progress in the things that matter most to you is a vital component to a fulfilling life.  How is your progress so far this year? Perhaps […]

Lost Your Mojo?

If you’ve never lost your mojo, let me be the first to congratulate you. When you lose it, you know it. You feel like you’ve been side-lined while everyone else is enjoying the thrill of the game. Mojo is the rhythm you have when things are going well. You’ve got momentum, energy and feel the […]