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Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will

Mar 2, 2021

How many times have you listened to a story and wanted to jump in, interrupt, to share a story of your own? Is it because you think your story is better, more meaningful or entertaining? Is it because you want to connect with the person and you know finding something in common is a good way to do that?

When I read a...


Feb 23, 2021

I spend a lot of time on rivers here in Montana, and never thought of that time and all the lessons I've learned in my experiences as analogies for business and life until I read Sarah Johnston's interview with Joe Jacobi.

Analogies are a powerful way to shift a mindset, taking all the emotion and knowledge of something...


Feb 16, 2021

I added  the pronouns (she, her) to my profile name on LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago, and left a comment on a friend's post shortly afterward.

That was the first time my name came up with the pronouns, and someone I love promptly responded with "lose the pronouns" in his response to my comment.

I was annoyed, why would...


Feb 9, 2021

Some of us make plans for the future, some simply let each day define and shape the next. I don't think any of us anticipate every potential scenario of change, transformation, or trauma. Even the most morbid or realistic of us cannot predict or prepare for the reality of tomorrow.

That's what Maria Johnson realized as...


Feb 2, 2021

Charles Clark's mother wanted to fix it. She was desperate to see her son climb back up from the deep, deep hole she was watching him experience. Seeing someone we love in despair is likely the most painful grief.charles clark speaking image plus quote

"What can I do, Charles. How can I help you?"

"No mom, this is something I have to do myself."

When I heard...