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An Invitation from CAnon

I’m excited to announce that I am working with CAnon – a diverse collective of published authors on a shared world collaborative anthology.  As such I have been authorized to invite others to submit a short story for Volume One of the Ghost Virus.  What kind of writers are we looking for? A writer who enjoys writing (and reading) character-driven scifi, horror or speculative fiction, can finish … Read More An Invitation from CAnon

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Mind the Click Whirr

I think a lot of about psychological defaults these days. Partly it’s a function of living in the DC-metro area in the middle of an election year – and partly it’s a function of studying leadership and motivation. The rule of reciprocity… Robert Cialdini’s book Influence, is one of the best and most recommended book on the topic of persuasion. It’s worth picking up … Read More Mind the Click Whirr

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Writing Advice for Difficult Women

I once asked Joanne Lipman, if writing about hard things, difficult things, things that infuriate you, frustrating things, wrong things … if it ever gets easier.  I was hoping that she, as a seasoned pro, would give me some cheerful encouragement. I was hoping, I think, for a secret, some magic pill for placing emotions in a jar and carrying on. But she didn’t have anything like … Read More Writing Advice for Difficult Women

Rational Thoughts

I was reading Ezra Klein’s “Why We’re Polarized” and I came across a lovely idea, which is that we are not meant to be rational by ourselves. Put another way we are stronger when we take in and listen to multiple points of view. This is certainly something I have found to be true. Recently someone pointed out the root “rational” is “ratio” – … Read More Rational Thoughts

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Being Skeptically Open

“There is a saying in the Tibetan scriptures: “Knowledge must be burned, hammered, and beaten like pure gold. Then one can wear it as an ornament.” So when you receive spiritual instruction from the hands of another, you do not take it uncritically, but you burn it, you hammer it, you beat it, until the bright, dignified color of gold appears. Then you craft … Read More Being Skeptically Open

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DC Start-Up Week 2020

Thanks for attending my DC Start-Up Week Presentation. >>> Here is a copy of the presentation. Staying connected. First – Email me directly to enter the raffle for my book, Applied Flow: Stop Burnout. Be Awesome. Please note: I will NOT be adding you to my email newsletter – because I get WAY too many newsletters and imagine you do to. I might send … Read More DC Start-Up Week 2020

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6 Things Tony Robbins Does In His Virtual Workshop That Are 100% Worth Copying

Love him or hate him, Tony Robbins knows how to put on a show. I recently watched, well more like participated in, a 5-day challenge he hosted and found myself fascinated not only by WHAT he said but HOW he said it. He Executes Really Really Well. Many of these concepts, we all may know – but probably aren’t DOING as well as he … Read More 6 Things Tony Robbins Does In His Virtual Workshop That Are 100% Worth Copying

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“An I for an I” – Separating Intention and Impact.

I first heard the term “micro-moments” from Arianna Huffington a few months back during Power to Fly’s 2020 Diversity Summit. It immediately reminded me of how companies like, SYPartners use “micro-actions” to mitigate “micro-aggressions.” When Less is More  As an entrepreneur and process geek, I’m always looking for the minimal viable product, i.e. the MVP, the smallest iteration that will move the ball forward. … Read More “An I for an I” – Separating Intention and Impact.

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Tribute

In 2018, I was wrapping up a project with Howard University alumni. It was my first time working with a group from the HBU and I was impressed. In was also the same summer that Black Panther hit theaters. Full disclosure, I was the “president” of Haverford’s comic book club my senior year, which I’ll admit was the best gig ever. So it’s not … Read More Tribute

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Job Hunting Flow

There are a lot of reasons why the job hunt drains us of energy and in worse case situations lead to burnout. The FLOW LIST from – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyis research – creates flow. It can also identify what blocks flow. For example: Lack of Clarity. A lot of job seekers are not clear on what exactly the role they want is. The clearer you … Read More Job Hunting Flow

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Your Flow Personality

In Chapter 6, the Shape of Emotions, I wrote about 5 Flow Personality types I found that people gravitate towards. Why Your Flow Shape Matters Understanding our Flow Personality can give us a quick intuitive snapshot into the hidden assumptions that may be blocking our flow, collectively and as individuals. It is especially useful for identifying friction points and misunderstandings – and help us … Read More Your Flow Personality

Exclusive

Let’s unpack the word, “exclusive”  We tend to think exclusive = special. Like diamonds.  Except as you probably know diamonds are valuable because of manufactured scarcity, (see also De beers cartel). Exclusivity is a marketing tools — used to create a feeling of excitement and/or a false sense of importance to train us to spend money. We all want to matter, to feel important — the funny … Read More Exclusive