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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.

Letting Go of a Major Project – Asking WHY???

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Have you ever had a project you devoted so much of who you are to that it almost consumed you? Have you had that project then become short-lived after you completed it? I learned a week ago that a project I devoted months and months to, that I committed to, and worked for, would only last 4 years and then…

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Questions to Ponder

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I spoke to a friend yesterday who has all of her Christmas shopping done.  It certainly makes the point clear, the holiday seasons are about to begin and at least in this area she is well prepared. What it also made me think of though was what do the holidays really mean? She was certainly taking charge of her life,…

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We Have A Voice That Needs To Be Heard

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For those of you who are here in the states, we have been inundated for the last several months about the need to get out to vote.  Unfortunately, It is rare when we actually simply hear what someone honestly believes in. What they would die for. We hear more about how bad the opposition is. It supports the concept of…

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IT’S DONE!!!

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Have you ever had a project you have talked about for close to 3 years because you knew it was needed, and you wanted to do it, but so many other projects or life got in the way? Well, I am fully aware that if I had 100% committed to it I would have done it 3 years ago. I…

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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

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Last week was a trip down memory lane. One afternoon I traveled to Boston to have a reunion with my high school classmates for the second time since graduation. St. Augustine’s was a 4 room, all girls, high school in the inner city. An unaccredited high school I was told, after the fact, which did not allow me to go…

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“I am not paying you to think, just do your job”

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I remember years ago someone telling me, “I am not paying you to think, just do your job.” That clearly did not go over well. I didn’t remain there much longer. It was clearly a bad mix. Now, as someone who has been an entrepreneur for decades, founding four companies along the way, I am well aware that the need…

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A Philosophy of Leadership and Innovation

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In our personal lives we have an option, however limiting certain choices can be, to decide whether to innovate, to keep up with the latest everything, or not. I don’t necessarily need or want to have all the latest things; sometimes old things work quite well. When I sit in a friend’s brand-new car, I may be impressed with the…

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A Friend of Mine Died This Week

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A friend of mine died this week. I was shocked since she was so full of life and yet I know life is taking more and more folks I know, friends’ parents, friends themselves, even sadly, friends’ children. What her death caused me to do, however, was to stop and assess. I have been spending so much time lately looking…

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The Power of Purpose in Business and in Life

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Today on our Podcast, Truth and Double Daring with Dottie and Diane, we had an amazing guest. Patrice Tanaka, who I happened to have met 2 weeks ago in NYC at her birthday party of all places. I was so completely impressed with her that I asked her immediately after to be a guest on our show. As any good…

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