At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
We can choose to focus on achievement, position, and power as an end game, or we can focus on how our work can inspire, influence and create value for others. I'm curious to know... What brings meaning and value to your own work? Are you influenced more by what you can get or what you [...]
Living from the inside out is not about self-aggrandizement or the belief that we are the sole architects of our life. Rather, it's believing in the value of ourselves enough to act and lead from our core, instead of allowing the world to define our own value and worth. In doing so, we become co-architects [...]
In a world where success is so often defined by the external and expedient; where fear trumps love and a mindset of survival often trumps integrity, Can you be bought? Are your values for sale to the highest bidder? Living in alignment with our core values need not be a high drama proposition, but a [...]
True leadership is inclusive by nature, building bridges rather than walls through the gift of authentic connection. Rooted in respect, it holds space to acknowledge difference, while remaining aligned to its core vision and values. Born of integrity, it is courageous in thought, word and deed, willing to take risks and advocate for what is [...]
It's that time of year again -- the time when we reflectively pause on the year past in anticipation of the year to come. If you're like many people, every January you start the year with the best of intentions. Intentions to progress beyond the status quo; to dream, grow, stretch, and achieve. Perhaps you [...]
Most mornings I rise around 5:30 a.m. It's always quiet, usually dark, and the time of day when my heart and mind are most open to spiritual matters. It is a time of reading, reflection and prayer; moments of mindful meditation before the noise of the world comes crashing in. A few days ago, I [...]