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Sonia Sotomayor: Clarity and Focus

When I left my position as a magazine editor in New York City to come to teach at The University of Texas, my publisher told me that I was the most focused person she knew. Her comment gave me pause. I had noticed that most of my colleagues spent the day chatting and then had […]

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Lessons from the Botanical World

I remember attending a workshop at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a few years back. It’s one of Austin’s natural treasures, and one of my favorite places to go to clear and focus my mind. (And to decide which tree to plant next …) I’ve had an especially busy few months, and I’m scrambling […]

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Book Sale Ends Friday

Here’s a meaningful holiday gift for everyone on your list-– CLARITY: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT MATTERS MOST “A practical, creative guide for living every day the way you really want to. Wise and delightful.” Betty Sue Flowers Buy ten copies of my paperback get TWO COPIES FREE! BUY NOW That’s a DOZEN books for only […]

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Pema Chodron: Be Gentle with Yourself

As a coach, I often ask my coaching clients to be “kind, gentle and compassionate” with themselves. Change is a challenge, and it doesn’t come overnight. When we don’t accomplish our goal as quickly or as smoothly as we’d like, we need to remember to be as gentle with ourselves as we are with our […]

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Get Two FREE copies of Clarity!

Here’s a meaningful holiday gift for extended family, valued clients & beloved BFFs— CLARITY: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT MATTERS MOST “A practical, creative guide for living every day the way you really want to. Wise and delightful.” Betty Sue Flowers Buy ten copies of my paperback get TWO COPIES FREE! BUY NOW That’s a DOZEN […]

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Elizabeth Warren: Lessons Learned

1. Play the long game. 2. Don’t let the turkeys get you down. 3. Let your commitment fuel your ambitions. 4. When a door closes, find an open window. 5. Answer when you are called. (Let’s keep in touch! Click here to get my updates.)

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Are You Really Listening?

Know the difference between: listening and waiting to speak listening and being polite listening and multitasking listening and formulating a response listening and judging (Let’s keep in touch! Click here to get my updates.)

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Organize Your Ideas

We hear a lot about how to organize our time and how to organize our space, but what about organizing our ideas? As a former academic who’s had to organize literally years’ worth of research, I’m fairly obsessed with organizing my ideas. So I was pretty impressed with the “three files” system that creative catalyst […]

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Is Time on Your Side?

As anyone who’s ever managed a career or business knows, the Rolling Stones had it completely wrong when Mick Jagger sang that “time, time, time is on my side.” For women, time can feel more like private enemy # 1. Unfortunately, time cannot be stopped, or expanded (the universe notwithstanding). It can only be arranged, […]

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