Have you heard the latest viral phrase, “quiet quitting”? For those of you not obsessed with TikTok, “quiet quitting” is the act of doing the bare minimum at your job while still doing enough to get by. You know I’m all about trailblazing so you won’t be surprised to learn I was quiet quitting way before it was cool. 😝
Years ago when I worked at a magazine, I had several interactions with a very elusive “coworker.” Let’s call her Margaret. The first time I saw her was when I was leaving the office at the end of the day. I caught a glimpse of a woman in a floral painting on the wall.
Melissa and I spent last week at Niagara Falls in Canada and it was spectacular! I had never been and we did lots of fun stuff that allowed us to see its power and magnificence from all sorts of angles — like behind them and right up close…
I was speaking with a client who feared she had no vision for her life; who retreated a bit when I talked about big goals in my membership community because felt she was the only one who didn’t have any. By the end of our call, however, we determined she had a whole bunch of BHAGs (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals)!
I gotta be honest with you. I’ve been struggling to come up with any inspiration or insight for you this week. My head and heart are feeling pretty cluttered.
I’m writing this letter on the first official day of summer. The skies are blue as far as the eye can see, the sun is shining, and there’s a gentle, cool breeze coming in my office window. It’s heavenly. Summer seems to get shorter and shorter here in New England and how I spend this time becomes more and more important to me.
I’m having a nostalgic week over here and am amazed at how invigorating it’s been.
A college friend sent a group text last week to myself and some other alums to let us know she was speaking the next night for Founders Weekend at our alma mater. She wondered if anyone was up for joining her.
When I was a senior in high school, I went to a lot of information sessions with representatives from various colleges sharing all of the reasons why their school was the one to choose. I was naive and thought they were simply doing us a favor by coming to tell us about their offerings. I never thought of them as a “salesperson” jockeying for my tuition money.
Do you ever write something you’ve already done on your to-do list for the sheer satisfaction of crossing it off?
Several years ago, when Melissa and I were in Belize, we decided to go zip lining through the jungle — something I thought I’d never have the guts to do (it was amazing!).