May 5, 2017

4 Easy Ways to Support Local Business (And Why It Matters)

Earlier this week, I visited our local hardware store to pick up some paint. This wasn’t just a simple “pick out a color from the giant color wall” kind of project. I asked the poor soul helping me to color match our exterior house paint that wasn’t originally purchased through their store and had been subjected to about ten solid years of sun fading. Good times. I had dragged my three kids with me and […]
April 27, 2017

When Being “Right” is Wrong…

Today’s video blog is all about relationships. Particularly, when we’ve hurt someone and we somehow feel justified in thinking they’re just “overreacting” or being sensitive. I’ll also say, if you’re on the receiving end of a situation like this, it never hurts to tell the other person you’re hurt. It’s just as important to recognize that other people can’t know we’re hurt by something they said or did, especially if it wasn’t their intention to […]
April 17, 2017

3 Quick Ways to Get Perspective on a Problem

If you’re struggling with a problem today that you can’t seem to make any headway with, watch today’s video blog. Sometimes, all you need is a little perspective. Here are a few quick ways to get it.
March 31, 2017

How to be More Transparent

It happens quickly. We’re in a group setting and someone says something or what’s even more likely, doesn’t say anything, but acts in a way that’s off-putting. Maybe they roll their eyes. Maybe they’re checking their phone in the middle of your presentation. Maybe they just look bored. And before we know it, we find ourselves feeling defensive. Soon, we’re thinking differently about who they are, how much we trust them, and without even knowing […]