Compassion

This can change everything for my beloved people pleasers.  Yes, that’s you, love.  Lets talk about compassion.  Definition of compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it...

Let’s kick-start your Monday together

Until now, I have been posting my articles on Friday afternoons. I couldn’t let a Friday go by without an article, so here I am! But, todays post is a simple announcement. I’ll be adjusting my schedule so that posts will go out on Monday mornings instead...

Whisper of cultural change

Early in my career, during lunch, I walked past a couple of people and as I got closer I could hear a bit of their conversation.  One said “It’s all about”… and then their voice dropped to a whisper and their posture completely changed to somewhat of...

Team players

I love to people watch. Sometimes I worry that this makes me a little weird, but I’ve come to terms with that. If I’m in a crowd, I’m often observing the people and how they are interacting with each other. I think a lot can be learned through...

In Three minutes. Be that leader.

Back when I started college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and struggled to choose a major. I thought about a degree in special education, or maybe animal science, and then I started to pursue biology because I love the outdoors. I was not good at...

Don’t Speak for Others

Tell me.  Have you seen this happen? A parent and their child are having a conversation with another adult.  The other adult asks the child, “How old are you?”.  Before the child has a chance to answer the parent says,...

Don’t Be a Traffic Jam

You’ve had a productive day and it is quitting time. You need to be home by 6:00 so you can cook, eat, and get the kids to their school event that starts at 7PM.  You decide to leave at 5:30 to achieve that goal. It is 5:30.  You hop in your car and head off for...

Winning

I LOVE to WIN and I HATE when you LOSE. Winning feels great.  It motivates you to want to win more. But, sometimes we are afraid to compete and be amazingly successful. The thought is, “If I am successful and win, it means that others have to lose”....

Credit for my inspiration

I have amazing thoughts about the people, places and events in my life that I have experienced. I want to list them here as a kind of “opening credits”.  If you read my ‘Finding inspiration’ post, then you’ll see that I could not have been inspired by these...

Definition of Inspired and Leader

I’ve established my small part time business in CT named “Inspired Leader LLC”. I decided my last post for this week would be as simple as sharing the definitions of the words that define my business. I will just leave these here for you. Come back,...

I live to be inspired. I love to inspire.

Inspiration – it is hopeful, exciting, fun, and challenging.  It is successful athletes.  Leaders.  Communities. People coming together, who come out on top.  People who have gone their own way. Faith. Spirituality. Strength. ...