Why Passion Is Not The Way

Why Passion Is Not The Way

It’s time we all take a good hard look at PASSION and why it’s ridiculous. 

Raise your hand if you’ve been asked this: 

     What are you passionate about? 

     Have you found your passion? 

     Wanna pay me money to help you uncover your passion?      

Hold up - let’s stop this madness for a minute. 

You Are Not Your Results

You Are Not Your Results

I spent a weekend at Brandon Hawk's YouTraining and after our first day - and a lot of crying - the thing that shook me to the core was this simple sentence: YOU ARE GREATER THAN YOUR RESULTS.

As it sunk in, my head started to spin. "But that's my identity. My results. What I've built. That's who I am. How can that be true?" The tears started to well up in my eyes as this truth hit me like a kiss from a fist. Owwwwwwwww………

Think Inside The Box

Think Inside The Box

I hate the expression “Think Outside The Box"

I just… do. It’s one of those buzz phrases that just irks me to no end. It’s like nails on a chalkboard for me - mostly because I don’t like defining our thinking and in all actuality - if we thought inside boxes, we might find we are more creative, more organized and overall, more productive. 

When I finished week 2 of the Ruby on the Beach Program, I remember it being so tough. Being in Bali? not so tough! But even with the gorgeous scenery, it can sometimes take a back seat to your computer screen when you are knee deep in a big concept and rapid learning.

Solution Looking For A Problem

Solution Looking For A Problem

While at coding bootcamp, my instructors, Bret, Trip and Daniel, got to talking as we sat in our van winding through the rice paddies of Bali. All impressive vets of the coding world, I like to listen as they chat because of their differing perspectives and brilliant banter. 

One of them said something that stuck out to me as we were riding along - and it basically rolled around in my head for the rest of the ride. They had been talking about a new app they just heard about.

“Yeah, that’s what I like to call a solution looking for a problem.” 

Always Say Yes

Always Say Yes

Someone once told me that they live by the motto "Always say yes." She said that when she was younger, she wouldn't jump on opportunities because she didn't feel prepared or was too shy. She overcame this and started living by this motto and the most magical things started appearing in her life. 

It's also a motto I've taken to heart in life and in business. This doesn't mean that you should say yes to ridiculous or dangerous things, but it does mean that you should say yes to things that might be difficult, thrilling, challenging or intimidating. 

What I really learned from that was to take opportunities, don’t waste them and certainly don’t give excuses not to take them.