I lost a client and life goes on

People lose clients. It’s just a fact of life. People who are very good at what they do, lose clients. Nothing lasts forever. I’m a believer in necessary endings, even the ones we don’t initiate. Yesterday was my last day working with one client and also the same day my work delivered big for another. I sent a farewell email to one small group while … Continue reading I lost a client and life goes on

Drive, vision and execution

It’s great to be driven. Drive is a quality I seek in others. It may be because I’m very driven myself and thrive on the energy that develops when I come across someone similar, or maybe it’s due to my bias for action. Seeing it in someone else draws me to them. I’ve even tried to infuse it in others for whom it wasn’t necessarily … Continue reading Drive, vision and execution

A message to abusers of the Paycheck Protection Program

The abuse of the Paycheck Protection Program by companies who don’t need it is egregious! It is keeping small businesses that really need it from accessing the funds to keep paying staff and stay afloat during this time. Don’t forget, all of your names will become public record and I can’t wait to see reporters and journalists expose companies that did not need this money, … Continue reading A message to abusers of the Paycheck Protection Program

This is no time to devalue yourself

This is not the time to devalue yourself. Things are happening that are out of your control. People are making decisions that affect you big, and your ability to change that particular piece is limited. In many cases, it’s nonexistent. That can be scary. It can usher in panic and fear. But, the answer to panic and fear driven by the decisions of others, of … Continue reading This is no time to devalue yourself

How I’m staying the course

I had big plans of opening my podcast studio this month. And guess what? I’m still doing it. In fact, I moved the equipment into the newly minted Triangle Podcast Studio earlier this week. Will things come together the way I planned? Probably not. But they could still come together the way I hoped via an entirely different path, and I am good with that. … Continue reading How I’m staying the course

Give people something to ‘consider’

If you think you have the answer on how others should act, what they should say or do, or how they should conduct their business, I suggest presenting it as a consideration. A consideration is much more palatable than a directive. It’s softer, seemingly helpful and can actually put what you’re suggesting into the considered set. I saw a post today telling readers to use … Continue reading Give people something to ‘consider’

The power of a pivot

Now is the time to act. If your plans have been altered, make new ones. Look inward. Brainstorm. There’s a lot of information out there, and what you consume is your choice. Don’t pay attention only to what the experts in your industry are advising. Look to others. Problems can be industry-specific, but the solution doesn’t have to be. And the solutions that aren’t tied … Continue reading The power of a pivot