Taking Control of our Uncertainty

We’ve made it two weeks. Two weeks of COVID-19 quarantine with two small toddlers and two meeting-heavy careers that are not slowing down. First, we are thankful for our beautiful life, the opportunity to love our daughters deeply and to both continue working (and collecting two paychecks). Now that we have acknowledged that, we canContinue reading “Taking Control of our Uncertainty”

Small habits, big Impact

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have an unwavering need for an immediate result. In a professional setting, we call this a “quick win” or “low hanging fruit”. My husband calls it my “pressure washer impact”. There was a day, back in my 20s, when I just needed a win. I was grievingContinue reading “Small habits, big Impact”

How to do Hard Things.

When talking about conquering hard things, I never understood the metaphor “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” The earliest citing for this phrase is from 1945 in a book called An Introduction to Industrial Statistics and Quality Control By Paul Peach. The job may be lengthy, but, in the words ofContinue reading “How to do Hard Things.”

Order your future, don’t recount your past.

When you are ready for a change, it’s easy to reflect back on your past to find happiness from previous experiences and try to replicate that for the future. When searching for what’s next professionally, I challenge you to take a different approach. Before finding a career that inspires you, it may sound simple, butContinue reading “Order your future, don’t recount your past.”

My Thoughts on Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Yesterday, my darling daughters fell asleep in the car. So I sat in a parking lot for an hour and finished listening to Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. First, let’s give some major credit to both toddlers for taking a double nap and offering me a little quiet time! I will accept this giftContinue reading “My Thoughts on Dare to Lead by Brené Brown”

How to improve your decision-making

The etymology behind certain words can be very telling and the word “decision” holds a lot of weight when broken down. Take a look: The Latin word decisionem is the past-participle stem of decidere which means “to decide, determine” Broken down by root: de (off) + caedere (to cut) literally means “to cut off” When you say you are going to “cut off”Continue reading “How to improve your decision-making”