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Go Jump In A Lake!

Yup! Those were the very words my Visions team spoke to me yesterday. I wrote them down as one of my goals to accomplish before we meet again in two weeks. I was complaining that this whole season has gone by without me entering an outdoor body of water, the...

Humility

I've been practicing TM (transcendental meditation) since 1992, every day, often twice a day. A true practice requires two sits a day. I can only remember one day in 26 years where I completely skipped my morning meditation. The afternoon ones have dissipated, but...

Three Things People Do in June – Part 3

Take a look at your business now that we're halfway through 2018 Attend a reunion Go on vacation That's my short list of what many entrepreneurs do in June. Weddings, graduations, and Fathers Day may have been on your list, if you quantify things like this, but...

This Has NEVER Happened Before

 On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your level of politeness to telemarketers and customer service reps? I used to hover between 0 and 4 depending on my mood that hour. Not something I've been proud of, but I'm trying to change. The Universe presented me with...

Still Flying High

Although my APPO MasterClass 2018 coaching was nearly two weeks ago, the residual joy and thrill are still with me. The leaders of the nearly decade-old organization tasked me with spending two days facilitating a pre-conference intensive that would take 15 of its...

Oh, To Have Nike’s Fan Base!

My wonderful trainer, Kelechi, worked me out this morning. During my quad-strengthening exercise on a machine in my building's gym, he was bent over his iPhone and was tapping. "I'm not using my phone to check messages," he assured me. "I just have to sign in at...

You May Call it Hooky. I Call it Professional Development.

I snuck out of work early last Wednesday to attend a special showing of Jesus Hopped the A Train, a play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, sponsored by TDF (Theatre Development Fund). I was invited by my good friend Holly Cohen who is a Trustee with the organization. This...

Prayer Answered. Thank you, Stephen Cabral

I had the amazing good fortune yesterday to receive a semi-private tour of the TDF Costume Collection guided by its director, the extraordinary Stephen Cabral. On Monday I'd met with my business/spiritual team, and the advice I received after telling them how hard...

Want to Know What I Learned After 7 Days of Silence?

Me, too. I'm not sure. I said to the leader during our 15 minute interview - one of the two times we were allowed to interact verbally - "I'm not sure this is working." She listened sympathetically, nodded and affirmed my not knowing. "I once sat a three month...

Gone Om-ing

From August 18th - August 25th I will be attending a silent meditation retreat and  will be completely off the grid. I will leave emergency numbers at the front desk and surrender my iPhone. In addition, we're advised to avoid reading, keeping a journal, receiving...

When No Signage Makes Sense

I had a weird experience last week. If it weren't for positive word-of-mouth from a trusted friend, I never would have received this particular service. But M was effusive enough about it that I decided to give it a try. The lead-up to the event was as intriguing...

How to Decide

There was a 3-hour appoint-free window in the middle of my Tuesday this week. An earlier meeting at 102nd and Broadway ended at just after 11:30am. The next one wouldn't be until 3:45pm down in Chelsea, the West 20's.      I've secured space at the Writers Room for...

Hello Dolly! – Bette Midler Rocked

How do I turn attending a weekday Broadway matinee with my daughter into an entrepreneurial venture? Seeing Dolly Levi portrayed by Bette Midler on Wednesday provided an easy answer. It was beyond thrilling to be less than 50 feet away from this mega-icon. That...

An Adventure While Waiting

If you read my most recent post, you know that I have a little bit of time on my hands. On Tuesday, with an afternoon and evening wide open, I decided to investigate a new grocery store chain I'd heard of: Aldi's. It was billed as kind of like Trader Joe's only...