My mom had a saying, “tend to your knitting.” This seemingly simple imperative is something my mother repeated often, and it meant that I should focus on one thing, no matter how difficult and intricate. When disturbed, don’t stress––simply hold your hand on your last knot and when the distraction is over, go back and
Attitude, and the ability to overcome self-doubt is very important for all of us. But I think maybe Doers instinctively know how to do this. Doers know they are special. Doers know they are unique. I started thinking about how important self-confidence is after I went to see the movie I Feel Pretty last night.
While I was in DC recently, I learned a valuable lesson: Doers realize that being open-minded helps them set big, audacious goals––and figure out how to accomplish them. This trip was a reminder that it is an incredible world we live in, and that there are amazing people and meaningful accomplishments going on all around
Today I want to introduce you to Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli, a company that is improving nutrition in some of the world’s poorest areas through cultivation of a plant-based protein derived from the leaves of the Moringa tree. Rarely do you find a company with the societal (and social) impact of this company, especially with
For business, today is a different world. The typical command and control model that our corporations are built on (actually from the Medici era of Italy) most likely isn’t working. Doers understand this paradox. Good leaders are able to embrace the idea that it’s okay to assemble the right team, set the vision and then
Are you feeding your creative side? Are you embracing your need for creativity, and do you understand that releasing creativity can actually make your business life more successful? I started thinking about creativity while I was at the Natural Products Expo West 2018 in Anaheim, CA, this week. It was such an incredible gathering that
To me, one of the most fun things about an emerging business is figuring out how to assemble the unique talent that will make up the team. The differences each person brings to the table are crucial to the success of the venture. But it can be difficult sometimes to understand where an individual fits
In every venture I have every been involved in, there has always been a Weldo. Weldo is someone who always has your back and quietly fills in for your shortfalls. He (or she) is an incredible and extraordinary Doer who might seem to emerge at a very unlikely time––that quirky individual that might not fit