My daughter is shy at first. She doesn’t like being the center of attention, and she gets nervous because “everyone’s looking at her”. When she does this I tell her “no one is paying attention to you but me and daddy”. It sounds harsh, but hear me out. Having worked in marketing for 13+ years, … Continue reading There are only two types of people paying attention to you…relax.
Having a kid knocked me off of my axis for 5 years. I felt in a constant state of chaos. I like sci-fi, and I love the movie “Contact”. One of my favorite parts of Contact was when Jodi Foster realized that all the extra-ness of the spaceship wasn’t needed. They didn’t need to add … Continue reading Control the Chaos
Being acknowledged feels good. Being agreed with feels even better, but even just the mere act of someone saying “hmm..let me think about that” to something you say is an indication they’re acknowledging that you have a voice and your voice is worthy. Acknowledgment is powerful, think about it: When someone leaves you on “read” … Continue reading The Power of Acknowledgment
In my experience, most work conflicts happen because all parties involved have not level-set definitions. Example: Your new manager tells you that he/she needs something by end of day tomorrow. You say “no problem” and you get it to him/her at 10 pm PT the next day. The end of your day. Later you find … Continue reading Unspoken Dictionaries
I’ve been fascinated by astronomy lately. I’ve also realized how little I remember about the solar system and outer space. My 5-year-old is teaching me a lot, since she’s learning about space. She reminded me that Pluto is no longer a planet. I have my thoughts around there not being PSAs when important objective truths … Continue reading Gravity
Do you remember the movie “Little Man Tate”? It was about a gifted kid that went to college at some insanely young age, and it followed his trials and tribulations. It really resonated with me. When I was in third grade, I had my IQ tested, at the request of one of my teachers. Because … Continue reading Your Authentic Self