Now Be Do: Reflections on 2014

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Grow | No Comments

My 3 words for 2014 were Now, Be, Do. These three words came to me, like a gift. No need for contemplation. Now, Be, Do just popped into my head immediately in December 2013 and I knew these words represented my mandate for 2014. At the time, I perceived Now, Be, Do to be about […]

My Three Words for 2015

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Grow, Inspire | No Comments
My Three Words for 2015

My three words for 2015 are: Sceptre, Beams, Orchard This year, I return to words that serve as metaphors. These three words are the windows to new opportunities and the windows that deliver illumination along the path that leads the way. Sceptre is my window to authority and the power to speak. Beams give strength, energy […]

The Unexpected for Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Inspire | No Comments

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my mom fell down the stairs and broke her hip. She’s been in a rehab hospital for a little over a week. My brother and his wife drove in immediately from their home in Colorado and they were able to take care of some things for my parents […]

When Things Don’t Turn Out As Expected, Part 2

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Grow, Professional | No Comments

Hard decisions are hard, usually because they are based on incomplete information. Even when the choice seems to be the right now, we aren’t in control of all the variables that can impact that choice. A better title for this post might be: When Integrity Trumps Common Sense. Background I want to preface all of […]

When Things Don’t Turn Out Like You Expected, Part 1

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Grow, Professional, Professional Portfolio | No Comments

In the early Fall of 2007 I returned to the practice of law. At the time, I hoped to build a new practice focused on internet issues, intellectual property and start-up ventures growing out of research at The University of Alabama. I rejoined Rosen Harwood, P.A., in Tuscaloosa, where I’d been a shareholder before leaving […]

The Impact of a Fall

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Grow | No Comments

We never know what the day will bring. This past Saturday morning I slept a bit later than usual, until around 7 a.m. Did my usual journaling and morning reading while I had coffee, then moved to  in the kitchen where I started a jar of peppers for lacto-fermentation, washed more peppers, put chicken in […]

Dynamo Genius?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Discover | No Comments

As I’ve said repeatedly, I enjoy taking personality and strengths tests, even the ones that aren’t quite as vetted or validated as something like the MBTI. Last summer, one of the email  newsletters I receive included a link to Roger Hamilton’s My Genius Test. I don’t know anything about Roger Hamilton, other than what’s available […]

Explaining the Personal Growth Project

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

Over the past 6-8 weeks, I’ve been blogging publicly on a regular basis about the results of various personality, strengths and interests assessments I’ve taken over the years. The idea to put these results out in public came to me when I wrote a post on telling the story of my personal brand. Over the […]

The Magician Goes Exploring

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

According to The Storybranding Group’s PVSI assessment, I am a Magician AND an Explorer, thanks to a tied score. I’m nearing the end of this research project in which I’ve been reviewing the results of various personality, strengths and values assessments I’ve taken through the years as part of my effort to figure out how to […]

The End of Fall

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Inspire | No Comments

The past few days have been beautiful in Alabama. In fact, we’ve had a picture perfect Fall season. Maybe a bit on the dry side, but the low humidity and blue skies have been a blessing. If I had to choose, I’d probably choose Fall as my favorite season. I love the promise of Spring, […]