Go ahead! Get your hopes up!

“Don’t get your hopes up.” is well-intentioned advice designed to protect you from disappointment. You:  “I hope I hear back on that job application.” Them:  “Don’t get your hopes up in case you don’t hear back.”...

Why “Just do what you love” can be bad advice.

Do you find yourself feeling discouraged when you hear. “Do what your passionate about, and you will never work a day in your life”. It seems like such well meaning and great advice. Unfortunately that advice can create a belief that we are somehow doing...

Happy Anniversary

It’s hard for me to believe this this is my 52nd post. That means I have published a post a week for a full year. I’ve shocked myself with how easy it was to stay consistent. Happy anniversary to “Inspired Leader Monday Motivations.” Why do I...

Service and Sacrifice

On Memorial day, I write about service,  sacrifice and gratitude. I respect those who live in service to others.  I appreciate all who have sacrificed for their community and country. No one who joins the U.S. forces does so selfishly.  Their action has...

Leadership lessons from Horses

One of the things about being a leader for several years, is that I have started to see leadership lessons in everything. Books I read; Friends I have; T.V. and movies I watch. Music I listen to. Pets I take care of. Hobbies I participate in. I am always seeing...