A Winning Equation

A Winning Equation

It’s 1966. I’m in 1st grade at Ira B. Jones Elementary School. We are learning gallons, quarts, pints, cups and all those measuring computations. Numbers and I are not friends. Overwhelmed with too much information, too quickly, my little 6 year old says with unwavering clarity, “I’m not going to learn this.” And, so, I dragged it into the mental …

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How To Be A Gracious Amateur

In a couple of weeks, a group of women are joining me for Close the Confidence Gap in Asheville. Confidence is front and center for me.   What images and ideas arise when you think, “confidence?” Both arms raised in triumph? A well-dressed business person? A start-up entrepreneur who nails his pitch?   What is Confidence To You? For me, confidence …

A Dream

A Dream and a TED Talk Changed My Life

Since 2014, I haven’t been able to run. I tried…but I couldn’t even take five or six steps. Knee surgery ended that fun. So you can imagine my dismay when I woke up after having an incredible dream of running. I could feel freedom and momentum as I propelled myself though space. It was exhilarating.  And then I woke up. …

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Pick Just One

It’s a familiar and dreaded question…      “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” or      “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Goals and resolutions are well-intentioned, yet can feel burdensome, another add-on to an already unfinished list of “to do’s.” Don’t get me wrong – reflecting on the bird’s eye perspective of your life is a …