I hate New Year’s resolutions. I really do. I don’t like setting myself up for failure, and I can’t think of a New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept for the whole month, much less a whole year. But my friend, Lee Scharf, inspired me recently when she reminded me there is power in intention. And […]
Connection (Connect with others)
Heartspoken’s official Faithful Writers Facebook group and the “Faithful Writers Toolkit” newsletter are no longer active as of January 1, 2020, but you can find posts and archived newsletters HERE. The Facebook group will also be archived so current members can still access the resources posted by me or members in the Facebook group throughout […]
Sometimes a song, such as the one beautifully performed here by Celtic Thunder’s Paul Byrom, is all you need to capture the beauty and joy of this holy season. Enjoy and I send Christmas blessings to you and yours.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa are among the great reasons to connect with your customers and prospects during the holiday season. These tips will help. I reached into the Heartspoken archives to share again this very helpful post from today’s guest: corporate etiquette expert, speaker, and trainer Lydia Ramsey. We’ve become friends and realized that her […]
Everything you own and every choice you make comes with a cost, either up front or ongoing. You should always count the cost. I’ll bet you are a responsible person. I’d like to think I am too. I don’t usually spend money I don’t have, and it’s rare for me to splurge on things that […]
In this book, Brené Brown takes her impressive body of research in shame, vulnerability, and resilience and applies her findings to leadership and organizational cultures. Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts by Brené BrownPublished 2018 I’ve read every book Brené Brown has ever written, and the arc of her research and its […]
I’m popping in today for a brief Veterans Day reflection. Our veterans, living and dead, are all heroes to me, and thinking about heroes led me to think about revisionist history. Revisionist history It has become popular to uncover —sometimes gleefully or even maliciously—the flaws, errors, and sins of our forefathers and mothers and a […]
Are you feeding these monsters? They might include anger, jealousy, sorrow, regret, guilt, lies, greed, arrogance, resentment, self-pity, inferiority, superiority, and false pride.