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I’ve been working on my gratitude practices recently, and realized that I’m most grateful for the people in my life!

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I was reading a discussion this morning, and it was pretty clear that people weren’t exercising this very basic coaching (and human!) skill.

Who could you re-connect with to help get energized for the coming months?

I had the chance yesterday to visit with a relative that we haven’t seen for a while …

What a great way to enjoy our summer!

I had a chance to sing at a wedding this weekend, so it got me thinking about the special moments in life:

anna-vander-stel-60342Business can be brutal sometimes.

And when you feel that stress, you tend to pass it on to your people. In the form of pressured deadlines, brutal feedback, and snippy interactions.

Your employees can put up with the normal pressures of their work, but it’s this stress that drives them away. The message is that you don’t care, and everyone’s life would be easier if they weren’t around. So they leave – maybe not today, but eventually.

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I’ve been in a reflective mood this week, which got me thinking about some of the Big Questions of life.

What are you doing in YOUR corner of the world?

Often it’s useful to step back and recognize what we have to share and build on!

unbalancedThe whole concept of work-life balance is a distraction, in my opinion.

The problem is that we usually think about putting our life into tight little categories.  Work.  Sleep.  Recreation.  Spiritual.  Networking.  “Quality time.”

So what happens when you’re networking, at work, and it turns out to be a quality spiritual experience?

We don’t know how to deal with it.

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