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Dear Melanie, you’ll be WAY cooler.

Dear Melanie, you’ll be WAY cooler.

You're not getting older, you're getting cooler.    All I'm seeing right now are decade reviews and humans saying "resolutions are dumb." It's a LOT of judgment on others, without even realizing it. It's also a lot of highlight reels or "this was the worst year."...

Word-of-mouth is a crap marketing strategy

Word-of-mouth is a crap marketing strategy

“I get all my clients from word-of-mouth.”   Yep, that’s how it’s supposed to work. People should be talking about you. And yet Nike, Apple, and Google still do marketing. When I was in college, I accidentally got a job as the webmaster of my school. Someone in...

Go to your Why. Every time.

Go to your Why. Every time.

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." - Helen Keller When I got out of college, my first job was selling billboards. In Buffalo. In the coldest winter they’ve had since the 1850’s. Brr. Needless to say, it was the world's worst first “real adult”...

When was the last time you looked?

When was the last time you looked?

“Stand silently in front of your partner and just look them in the eyes.” Everyone in the room starts fidgeting. Someone starts laughing. A tear rolls down the cheek of a woman trying to hold in her emotions. A few glance at me as if to say “are you sure?” As they...

Are you brave enough?

Are you brave enough?

“You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, just literally 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it.” - Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo If you asked me to picture a female powerhouse, I picture PJ. PJ...

You’re amazing – you courageous leader, you.

You’re amazing – you courageous leader, you.

When we show up for ourselves, we show up for others. When I was 24, I had a boss who changed who I would become as a leader. She was unlike any human being I had ever met. When I walked into Talis's office in my interview suit, I saw a glint of magic in her eye and...

Don’t Warm Up On Your Audience

Don’t Warm Up On Your Audience

"If you're not clear about what you want, your audience won't be clear either." - Julie Hansen As Julie Hansen walked into my home, I KNEW we were going to get along. Her confident demeanor, outstanding style, and personal brand were on point - so we sat down to get...

The Life-Changing Magic of Finding Your Gift

The Life-Changing Magic of Finding Your Gift

The magic is the emotional connection between the photographer & the subject. - Jim Darling Jim Darling & I met in DC back in the days before he had a smartphone - he found out about me when I hosted Cup of Inspiration at Sisarina. He moved to Denver 2 years...

Wanna start a revolution? Be the change.

Wanna start a revolution? Be the change.

Chris Ward: The Future of Legal Services Meets Compassionate Bodyguard Chris Ward & I met because too many people said it must happen. We met as he walked in my front door with his black suit jacket & HUSTLE t-shirt on. His 6'5" frame can be intimidating when...