Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world right now? Being of service and using your gifts to help others may lift your spirits. For many years I had a blog called Have Fun * Do Good and a podcast called the Big Vision Podcast. In both places, I profiled people who were working to make … Continue reading Service and giving as an antidote to despair in these times
When it comes to your Big Vision for your work in the world, I've noticed that clients, colleagues, and friends are falling into two camps these days: Camp 1: They're stressed out, overwhelmed, and don't have energy to do anything, but are trying to force themselves to be productive. Camp 2: They really want to … Continue reading There’s No Perfect Way to Be Right Now.
When it comes time to share your Big Vision for your work in the world, it’s normal to feel nervous. Whether it’s something big like giving a talk, or something everyday like describing it to someone you meet at a party, it can be hard to talk about yourself. You might find yourself thinking things … Continue reading Nervous about networking? Remember your Deep Why.
Sometimes you really want to do something, but keep putting it off. It might seem like strong-arming, or talking to yourself harshly is the best way to get motivated. And sure, sometimes we need to be firm with ourselves, but in general, being tough on ourselves doesn't work. That tender little kid in you who … Continue reading Follow the fun to get things done.
When your Big Vision becomes real, your life changes. You move, start a new job, get more clients, begin a training program, get a book deal, rent an office, commit to a daily creative practice, enter into a new relationship, etc. Here’s what no one tells you. With each wonderful thing that happens, you also … Continue reading Even good changes can create loss.