A Year of Listening: Week 41

In the long run,we shake out lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -- Eleanor Roosevelt My favorite tool for creating shape is a familiar pair of scissors.  I would welcome a pair of scissors that could trim out clutter, … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 41

Accelerate Results

Who wants to create more in the time allotted? How can that happen? My friend Cathy Stark photographed me in this pose that illustrates, "Runs With Scissors." When the cutting begins, I am in the creative zone. And while I am more of a risk taker than my high school teachers could have ever imagined, I usually … Continue reading Accelerate Results

Evaluate

I am not running and I am not hiding. Those words just popped into my head yesterday morning (June 27).  They were distinct, memorable, and puzzling. I began this year with my three well-chosen words: prepare, practice, and evaluate. (More details are in my blog entry, Three Words 2013.)  However, they have been out of my … Continue reading Evaluate

Three Words 2013: prepare, practice, evaluate

"What three words will help you in 2013?"  That was the last sentence of the last post of 2012.  I planned to write this post a month ago.  I had my three words.  But I also had doubt, the kind of doubt that sabotages movement. "I believe in the power of words.  Each year I choose three … Continue reading Three Words 2013: prepare, practice, evaluate