This door knocker reminded me of the courage necessary to reach out to an old friend or prospective contact, the unknown potential, tempered by fear of rejection or neglect. If you want doors to open for you, start knocking on them.
Growth. People act like it is simple to grow a garden or a business. It takes a lot of work and even more help. This miniature Japanese eggplant took at least the efforts of 10 people to get here, in my garden. When I got tired of the story I repeatedly told myself that I […]
Behind you all of your memories In front of you all of your dreams Around you all who love you Within you all you need -Reflections from students at San Domenico. Before and after, I caught Suzanne doing the outline for this wall a few weeks ago, preparing for the end of the school year…today, […]
You can grow anywhere. There were dozens of these growing on the face of a huge boulder on the side of the path, reminding me to see the possibility beyond the problem. And also, I am maybe worse at gardening than previously imagined if these succulents grow this well with nothing but nature. Kent Pump […]
Impossible Burger at Brewsters, amazing! Yes, the burger is shockingly realistic, I added some of their amazing bbq sauce to call it done, the pickled onions complete it! The dry rubbed carrots are the best carrots I have ever eaten, seriously. The avocado toast will challenge your taste buds and your perception of what can […]
Peonies are the flavor of the week! The garden has been growing with all the rain this past winter. These flowers showcase the delicate beauty of the large soft petals and almost comic mini petals growing in the center. In an instant these flowers wrinkle away, leaving only traces of their magnificence. Kind of like […]
This bridge connects two neighborhoods, it is a scary bridge, slippery and over the creek that rises from 6” to 13’ when it rains, wood, sketchy…yet it is a bridge that connects us to each other. Issue spotting is easy, finding bridges to solutions takes practice. Look for bridges.
“Stay awake to the outer world and the inner life. Stay open to every experience and every feeling, even those that are the most difficult to bear.” Mirza Khan. The Lent program hosted by Mirza Khan at San Domenico is my daily inspiration right now.
“Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” Paulo Coelho
March Madness is an amazing experience, besides watching 4 basketball games today, I witnessed something incredible, the Saint Louis University Dance and Cheer Team is all women. ALL. WOMEN. Women literally lifting each other up. If you check the photo you will see them doing the same things the other squads did, except they lift […]
Here are 5 tips on how to effectively use LinkedIn to create revenue opportunities:
Over the last few months I have been thinking a lot about success, what does it look like and how do we achieve it.
You Need a Broad Network. Search on LinkedIn is limited by the size of your network, or 6 degrees of separation.
Fortunate are those who take the first steps. Paulo Coelho There is nothing like the power of nature and the ocean to clear my mind. When the answers aren’t clear, perspective like the northern coast of Bolinas and a day of California sunshine will simplify the questions.
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” Eckhart Tolle I keep pushing into the areas I want to grow into, like this tree blooming in the middle of winter.
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Faulkner Thinking about risk vs. reward today, the idea of making small mistakes and when to shift beyond safety. Took this picture at the Cal Sailing Club, file under: secrets of the Bay Area.
Social media is a giant experiment, that has changed the face of marketing forever, for the good. Blogging is the single most difficult platform in social media and the most likely to fail. In fact, most blogs suck and are destined to fail (there are millions of blogs). Why is blogging critical to your social […]
Every few years I quit drinking coffee in an effort to reduce my dairy and sugar consumption. Drinking tea is a strangely satisfying substitute. Eric Grower at Breakaway Matcha is a believer in the ceremony of drinking tea, the process of making the tea is equally important to serving the tea. Holly at Black Rabbit […]
Edge Rank is how your posts and content show up in newsfeeds and search. When you post on Facebook, do people see it? Why are some posts seen more than others? How does your post work with the social platforms algorithm? There is a lot of mystery and hidden secrets, below are the tips I have found helpful.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild precious life?” Mary Oliver We should all ask this question regularly. This week marks the passing of Mary Oliver and this is as good a time as any to check-in, make sure you are living your life they way you want to. […]