What Do You Do?

“What do you do?” How many times have you been greeted with these few words? Whether you are at a dinner party, a social outing or simply just meeting someone new, the standard order of questioning is  “Hello, how are you?,  “What do you do?” and “Who do you work for?” It’s no wonder so many people feel defined by their …

Baby Steps

You need to walk before you can run. When a baby is first born, they experience the many milestones of their life as they grow and develop. It may start with that little baby smile or giggle, or when they roll over on the floor. As time goes on, they learn, they become stronger, and they become confident as they …

The Journey

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. It is hard to see the light when we are amid complete darkness. It is hard to see the beautiful destination when the road is leading you into the ditch. Life can dish out its challenges and can so often feel unfair. This feeling becomes exponentially increased when you look on social media …

The Poison Apple

What did the red apple in Snow White symbolize? It symbolized the Queen’s envy and jealousy over Snow White’s beauty. This 19th century German fairy tale continues to speak of two emotions, envy and jealousy, that we all know to be negative emotions but yet they still exist today in our 21st century. Why is this? While we might be …

1 Thing All “Unicorn” Companies Have in Common

The Platform Business Model. I had the privilege of attending a keynote presentation recently, where Lital Marom shared her research and knowledge on what she terms the Innovation Framework and how to Think Big and Act Fast during a Crisis. For those of you who may not know, as I was not familiar with Lital, she is an internationally sought-after …

Life’s Stopwatch

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.”- Leo Christopher Time is precious, we all know this, and we have all heard this. But how many of us live each moment knowing that time could be taken from us in a blink of an eye? This is not a new topic, but an …

Mob Boss Miracle

Michael Franzese, pledged himself to the mafia at age 22 when he was called into becoming a Mob Boss after his dad’s conviction to prison for a crime that Michael insists his father did not commit. “By the age of 35, in 1986, Fortune Magazine listed Franzese as number 18 on its list of the ‘Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses” …

Be True to Yourself

Be True to Yourself This concept can be harder than it sounds.  What if you don’t know who you are? Many people go through life feeling uncomfortable in their own skin; yet don’t consciously understand why. They question why they are unhappy or more often, look for happiness through the purchase of the next greatest “thing” that will bring them …

Navigating the Waters

  Navigating the Waters This is an unprecedented time for any leader who is managing a team. Not only are you, as leaders, being tasked with balancing the energy and high emotion that your employees may be feeling right now but you still have a ship to run. You may be feeling stressed and uncertain yourself, as you too are …