Sammi and I took an introduction to glass blowing class last weekend. We learned how to gather glass onto a pole, shape it into a circle and cut it off the pole. We made a marble, and a paperweight. It’s harder than I thought, and the glass is incredibly hot (2000°). Here’s a picture of me gathering … [Read more...] about OUCH! That was hot!
I visited my mom this past weekend. To celebrate National Chocolate Day (it was Saturday; did you celebrate?) we went to Ice and Vice, a gourmet ice cream shop, with the intention of getting chocolate ice cream. Instead, we received a valuable business lesson. There were about five people waiting … [Read more...] about Ice cream and a valuable business lesson
Getting it done, even when you don't want to - is a big part of productivity coaching. It's about having integrity - toward yourself and with others. I don’t want to be doing this. It was a long, good, holiday weekend, and I don’t want to be writing this right now. I was negotiating with … [Read more...] about UGH!
I set a personal goal - to run a 10K. I’m not a natural runner, and this goal is a significant challenge for me. I have several professional goals as well. Some of the goals seem easier to achieve than others. The ones that really matter are the tough ones. A goal setting tip for personal and … [Read more...] about Not All Goals Are Created Equal
Part of productivity coaching, for me, is helping business owners decide when to give up on something and when to keep pushing for positive results. A lot of the things you take on personally and professionally are difficult. Many of us have a tendency to stop as soon as anything becomes … [Read more...] about How to decide when it’s time to stop
Many experts have told me that the best way to keep motivated is to keep my eye on the goal. I’ve been told to envision how reaching the goal will feel and look. Frankly, I’ve even said the same thing to people. But you know what - it doesn’t always work. I’m striving to reach a personal goal – … [Read more...] about Where Is Your Focus?