Some of us, as leaders, go through a series of purpose-expressions, a series of careers, as we grow, learn and become more and more of who we are meant  to be.  Others find one avenue immediately after high school or college and stay with that one expression of their vision throughout much of their life. Whichever path you follow is yours, not right or wrong, just yours..

The one core truth we learn, however, is that whatever path we choose, there will be a continuous series of opportunities for growth or stagnation. For living our truth or being in self-betrayal. Choosing leadership, consciously or otherwise, requires that we be ready to grow in order to deal with all the challenges, opportunities, and expansions that happen as our vision takes on a life of its own. That choosing can support compassion, understanding, and a greater leadership skill as those around us go through their process as well.

As leaders, we are challenged at times to decide if we are ready or even want to grow to that next level, to lead at that level, to become even more of who we are.

If you are human, you will at times want to stop, to breath, to reconsider your choices. That is never a failing, or a weakness, rather it is an amazing gift you give yourself. When you have grown significantly, or when it is time to grow significantly,  stopping to catch up with yourself, to integrate all that is happening, is a smart and solid way of strengthening your foundation, your connection to your Spirit,  to your purpose, and to you.

Use these articles as a means to do that.


Do You Walk Out or Stay?

By Articles, Blog, Business Leadership, Energy, Leadership, Mental Health, Relationships, work-life balance

In reading articles today from Forbes Magazine, NPR, and elsewhere about the recent massive walk-out of literally millions of employees, I can’t help but think of what it has taken for this vast number of individuals to simply walk off their jobs.  Employee dissatisfaction has existed from the beginning of time, I am sure, but not with such a bold…

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The Muscles of Joy, Purpose, and Service

By Articles, Blog, Business Leadership, Energy, Health, Leadership, Mindfulness

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are busy every minute of the day and it still feels as if you are barely treading water? Welcome to humanity! Between clients, speaking engagements, meetings, scheduling, networking, working “in” the business as well as “on” the business, it can feel like an absolute necessity that you have to make…

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Vacation Moments!

By Articles, Blog, Energy, Health, Leadership, Mental Health

In speaking with a client today, she spoke of having just returned from an extended family vacation. While sharing some of the experiences she had along with some much-needed wisdom she had received, it was clear that her real surprise was in discovering that until she fully stopped, she never realized how absolutely exhausted she was. Sadly, that is not…

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the price you paid

The Price You Paid

By Articles, Blog, Energy, Leadership, Mental Health, Mindfulness

Have you ever considered the price you paid to reach the level of success you have? Have you ever considered the time, relationships, freedom, relaxation, and choices you bypassed or sacrificed to reach your goals? Everyone has paid a price. Sometimes the price is conscious. Sometimes we know what the true cost will be. Most often, however, we don’t. Because…

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Labor Day It Is!

By Articles, Blog, Leadership

A blessed and happy holiday to you. For some it is simply a long weekend while for others it is a remembrance and celebration of the contributions of the working folks in both the development and achievements of the United States. It is a reminder that America is a country that has been built on the backs of millions of…

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All That Preparation and Then What?

By Articles, Blog, Mental Health

Here in New England, we just finished an amazing day on Saturday preparing for an incoming hurricane to arrive sometime during the night or on Sunday morning. Outdoor furniture was brought in, boats taken out of the water, and food shopping done for the weekend. As we canvassed the neighbors Saturday afternoon to speak to those who have lived here…

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