I want to challenge anyone reading this to take what I am going to call “The Context Challenge.” Over the next few days, think about all of your interactions. Consider all your comments, suggestions, decisions, and conversations—whether actual conversations, or emails and texts—and ask yourself if you are considering your response from the vantage point
Innovation, especially innovation that disrupts industries, is pretty exciting and fun to watch. Innovation is such a buzz word in business right now, too. It’s taking place all around us. Yeah! I read an article in Popular Mechanics recently, and it got me thinking about all the inspiring and just plain awesome innovation that is
Everyone hits a roadblock from time to time. But whether it is professional or personal, a roadblock, and the inevitable detours that come with it, can lead to greater success. Doers realize that roadblocks are necessary for growth. The roadblock itself may not even be the real issue, but the way you handle it most
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