Facing Rejection As An Entrepreneur

In our Entrepreneur Gold Cafe today, heart-centered entrepreneurs got real with the feelings of rejection. As the facilitator, I asked them direct questions about how they successfully manage their relationship with it, and what they could learn from it. We also learned how to feel great about our ‘elevator speech’ (hint: there are no rules) and took a look at the value of marketing metrics. But…rejection! Everyone has felt the emotional pull of rejection at one time or another. Entrepreneurs …

Seeking Other Perspectives

In the Entrepreneur Gold Cafe, participants often come away with something unexpected. They get the support they expect, of course. Friendships deepen every time someone speaks to an issue they’re experiencing. Whether it’s something they’re afraid of, or a problem they haven’t been able to solve on their own –they continue to come to the Cafe because it’s comforting to know they aren’t the only one to experience these things. This week, one member (of course her real name is …

How To Love The Un-lovable

Lately, I’ve been noticing how difficult it is to walk my talk, by learning how to love the unlovable. And thinking, isn’t that the way? Life is good at showing me what I’m committed to doing and being, by putting obstacles in my path that test my mettle. As a self-proclaimed love-activist, my purpose is to love fiercely. I’m meant to love even those that aren’t easy to love, and not just sometimes but at all times. I don’t take …

What Question Are You Asking Yourself?

For me, life goes in the direction of my questions. I’ve mentioned this before, and I turned toward it again today when I posted this on Facebook: “What question are you asking yourself today?” As always, I wanted to know the answer to my question. (You know, sometimes people DON’T want to know the answer to their question because the there may be an action they don’t want to take. Just saying). The responses were interesting to me. In my …

Ideas for Action In A Changing New World

It’s easy to think there’s nothing to do but worry about the ways of the world today. Hopelessness and despair are fast becoming our go-to emotions, especially if the first thing we do upon awakening is to fill our minds with someone else’s idea of what’s important, via social media. Every day, I seek discernment. In a world of alternative facts, fake news sites and Big Data strategies, it’s more important than ever to consider what we are allowing to affect our worldview. …

Get Off The Couch

I’ve been reading, watching, and contemplating world events – especially those most recent in the U.S. – seeking insight into the role I play in the uprising that I believe is occurring. The Women’s March inspired me in its peaceful act of rebellion. A friend of mine called it, ‘A revolution of love.’ I tend to agree. I was happy to see individuals who were willing to get off the sidelines, walking in solidarity for human rights. Though I’m not …

Make 2017 Amazing

Was 2016 a year of questions or answers? If you know me, you know I’m all about asking questions. I operate from the belief that another person’s answers about their life or business will always be better than what I might see for them. The art is in the quality of the questions people ask themselves. So often, people refrain from a closer look — perhaps afraid of what they might see. And the answers are there, always. Life follows …

Words Matter: You Create Your Life Through Your Language

I’ve been thinking about language and what gets created by us through our language choices. Our worldview serves as a filter through which we speak. Disputes, disagreements, and disappointments arise when value systems clash.   I’ve been curious about people I care about whose worldview is different from mine. Understanding what they value helps me reconcile the emotions their words evoke in me. I want to love better — and with fewer conditions. I have a choice — to decide I’m right and …

The Perfect Gift

  I have been thinking about gift-giving. I love to find the perfect gift. This time of year, as a person who celebrates Christmas, it’s common to find me standing at the entrance of a crowded store — frozen in my tracks. I have this blank, eyes-glazed-over look on my face. Though the store is well-stocked with gift choices, I’m stuck thinking this person or that person doesn’t really NEED anything — and what can I possibly buy them that they …

In It Together

We are in it together. World events are showing us how much we need one another. I’m so aware of this in my own life — and know that it applies in yours too. Here’s something to get you thinking. Because it’s something we can do — right now, in this moment. Being kind feels so good, and in both small and big ways, our actions make a difference.