FREEDOM AND GROWTH CHRONICLES

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To be the best you that you can be, you need to know which projects, processes, and tasks sap your energy, and which ones fuel you. Here's how to assess which of your tasks are empowering you to be your best-possible self, and which ones are holding you back.

If there was one thing that I could’ve told myself as a young girl that would serve me well the rest of my life, it would be “remember to be kind to yourself at least one time a day!” Here’s a short list of some of my favorite "Be Kind to Myself" prescriptions for you to choose from, learned from mentors and my giant stack of books.

As we face the global COVID-19 crisis, we are being forced to adapt to extreme circumstances, to step out of our familiar grooves. This can also be a great opportunity to widen our lenses and consider things that might seem “crazy.” Like the neighbors in San Mateo, dancing in the street to get their dose of social, physical connection!

Sheltered in place, social distancing, roiling markets, loss, fear ... turbulent times can be a gift, but you only see it when you don a wiser set of lenses. It reminds me of a story recounted in Streams of the Desert.

When you want growth AND the freedom to take your business to new levels, what is the key? Imagine if your team members gave you their discretionary effort. Not just what they’re required to do, but to willingly and enthusiastically go beyond your expectations.

February 27, 2020

I can count so many moments in my professional career where I thought I was the only one who could do certain things. But every time I let go and gave ownership to junior team members, the freedom I experienced multiplied my energy and creativity. Here are the top ways to build a loyal team.

February 13, 2020

"The Bigger Pie Mindset" is an important leveraging concept — it’s when you’re more in tune with "baking" and sharing a bigger pie with others than maximizing the size of your own pie. The happy by-product of such an approach is you become more valuable to others, which makes you more memorable.

February 5, 2020

When you’re running your own business, you find yourself taking on several roles, roles you didn’t even know existed. You find yourself wearing too many hats — and eventually end up feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and burned out. That’s why you should always aim to “replace” yourself.

January 22, 2020

When your team members have outgrown the salaries they started with as they start to bring in assets and new clients, the challenge for you, as a leader, is to compensate them in a fair way with no perverse incentives — especially when you have a team with varying roles and levels of experience. Here is a model that can help you motivate team members and...

January 16, 2020

Many goal-oriented achievers tend to overcommit — and thus abandon their personal needs, such as health, family, friends, and fun. And because they are stretched so thin, they can’t give their best selves to those they promised to spend time with, whether it’s their clients or loved ones. Their professional calendar is often the culprit.

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