Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Upside of Failure and the Sting of Hitting a Wall: Part II of a Conversation about Courage with Andy Fife

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In Part I of my conversation with Andy about courage (more specifically the courage he needed to draw upon to leave a secure job and launch his own business), Andy talked about going on “listening tours” and the importance of … Continue reading

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Listening Tours and Security Blankets: Part I of a Conversation about Courage with Andy Fife

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I first met Andy Fife about four years ago over coffee in a mutual interview of sorts. Me exploring joining the Board of Shunpike, Andy helping to build the Board as Shunpike’s Executive Director. We connected over a common passion … Continue reading

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Saddling Up With Courage: Reflections & Practices

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Last week I wrote about courage, expressing my appreciation for the courage my clients frequently summon and demonstrate. (Click here to read that post.) The thing is, my clients don’t always feel so courageous. I know I certainly don’t, not … Continue reading

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A Valentine Inspired by “The First Citizen of Athens” And a Cup of Morning Tea

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Just about every morning before I leave my house I enjoy a cup of tea. Most days it’s a cup of jasmine pearl tea, tea that unfurls as it steeps, which I keep stored in an old saffron colored tin. … Continue reading

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