Introducing the Thrive. Connect. Contribute. Podcast Positive stories of people who thrive in life, connect with others, and contribute to the world in the face of adversity. Who do you know who is modeling resilience during difficult times? Have you heard any good stories lately? In this critical time, we’re surrounded by acts of heroism, both large and small. For example, I heard a story today about an employee at Buzzfeed who gathered the houseplants from the cubicles of her coworkers and placed them in one area. That way she can come in during the shutdown and water the plants, so that the plants will be waiting for her coworkers…Read More
The best leaders know themselves the best. They create habits that enable them to sustain their efforts over time. They care for themselves as physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social beings. They learn, stretch and grow. They also reflect, relax and recover.
https://youtu.be/mGp01YfNZls?t=25 “I’ll race you across the lake.” When Tom said this to me, it took me a second. I was so surprised that he was talking to me. It should have made sense that he was talking to me. He’s 16 years old and I’m 14. We’re standing ankle-deep in Lake Williamsville, in Williamsville, Illinois. The shore is straight in front of us. Tom is brown and muscular like a good Eagle Scout. I’m 5’10, and 125 pounds. And about 5 pounds of that is pimples. With my thin pale body and red face, I looked like a matchstick standing at the edge of the water. As we’re looking across…Read More
My Year of Personal Bests Last November, I turned 60 years old. So, my big question for 2019 is, “What does my personal best look like for this new decade of life?” Let’s take running for example. The last time I set a personal record (PR) for any running distance was several years ago. Let’s be honest. I’m just not going to beat my time in the marathon that I ran in 2003. Over the last few days, I went back through several years of daily running logs to put together a chart of my PRs. You can see my PRs below. Personal Records (PR) 1 Mile, 6:55 Medtronic TC…Read More
For October 2017, I’m going to be quiet. Very still and quiet. I’m putting on my own oxygen mask before assisting others. I’m practicing self-care. Don’t look for me on social media. Don’t expect a reply to your email. I’m only taking calls from family and friends. I love and appreciate you. I enjoy sharing my journey online and learning about your journey, too. You have responded and commented on the content I share. You have cheered me on and sent well-wishes. I feel your love and support. The podcast and radio program will continue. I have prerecorded some amazing episodes that will appear every Monday. I have automated the…Read More
Social Entrepreneur is now a weekly podcast with new episodes every Monday! As a regular listener of the podcast Social Entrepreneur, you know that we have been releasing three episodes per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. When I ask listeners like you to provide feedback, you tell me that you love the stories, but you don’t have time for three episodes every week. I get it. This is an incredibly time-consuming effort on my part, and the last thing I want to do is overwhelm you with content. Based on your feedback, we’re moving to a weekly podcast with new episodes on Mondays. The content and format will be approximately the same….Read More
360-degree feedback is an important tool for self-development. We know the benefits. It can increase our self-awareness. And self-awareness is the root of all relationships. When we’re better at relationships, we’re better at, well, everything. 360-degree feedback can reveal our blind spots. It helps us to target our development areas, and points out our strengths so that we can leverage them. And 360-degree feedback can provide a balanced view by providing multiple perspectives. The evidence is fairly clear that 360-degree feedback is a useful tool. But, what if you’re a solo entrepreneur? How can you receive 360-degree feedback? Solo entrepreneurs don’t have a boss, peers or employees. You don’t have an HR…Read More