I was making silly faces at my kids and they kept saying “again! Again! Again!” In the grand scheme, how could I not keep doing it?! But how often do we crater to our selfish desires of short-term gratification by saying, “that’s all” and then reaching for our phone or the tv or whatever thought
I just snuck into my kids bedrooms and watched them sleep for a bit. Kids are wild and incredible. It’s like I could feel my heart filling. This is the life. This is living our inheritance now.
It takes guts. It feels risky… until it’s not. If you planted a small oak sapling, watered it, protected it from animals and weather, you wouldn’t go out every so often and pull it up out of the ground to examine its roots. But we do this all the time with a lot of things
If we put more focus, energy, time on establishing the fulcrum instead of worrying so much about the weight itself then not only would we finally move the weight but we also might actually enjoy doing it. What’s the fulcrum in family, friendships, whole communities or our workplaces? If we could have the guts to
“It would seem that, quite possibly, the ultimate measure of health in any community might well reside in our ability to stand in awe at what folks have to carry rather than in judgement at how they carry it.” ~Gregory Boyle If we can somehow shift not only our attention but also our “awe” to
It’s counterintuitive. I was testing some broiled shrimp that had been baking in butter, oil, and herbs. Some of the sauce splattered on my shirt and pants. I soaked them and then washed them… but the stain is now set. It’s intriguing how a washing machine that’s used to make clothes clean, can also be
Is it possible to have a culture where accountability wasn’t even needed because it just happened? Do you start with accountability to achieve certain results which in turn shape the culture? Or do you achieve the culture which in turn shapes the results without the need for accountability?
Everyone participates in various cultures. Family culture, the culture of our friendships, or even workplace culture. If you’re looking for a good test to get a pulse on the state of any of your cultures try starting with a Tuesday in June. Not at the annual family reunion, not the December ski trip with friends,
I recently attended a “hackathon” at my company to address areas of the Firm that could benefit from innovation through technology. One them kept coming up: there are lots of tasks/projects that we do simply because they aren’t that hard. However the better question would be: how might we stop doing things if our only
I was reading a newsletter written by Richard Rohr from the Center of Action and Contemplation. He said, “We are, of course, in evolution all the time. To deny change and growth is to deny the obvious, yet humans seem good at that. The ride is the destination, and the goal is never clearly in