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October 24, 2019

A Door Closes

This morning marked the official ending of yet another chapter in my life. This has been a current trend for me as I continue to navigate my path to my true purpose. I have found that my path requires letting go of things that no longer serve me, saying no to incredible opportunities that aren’t aligned, and closing a few doors so the universe is able to open new ones. 

When it comes to my business it has always had only one guidepost, people. I took a leap of faith into entrepreneurship because of my desire to help people. Specifically, people in their workplaces – I’ve said it time and time again, I am an HR Practitioner at heart. It is at the core of all the work I do. When it comes to conversations regarding business, I want to discuss the people that are making the potential for that business possible (I also seem to have a slight bias toward P words, ever since I wrote my first book, From Heart to HRart). Nevertheless, the concept of helping people, or the subject of business and people, even HR is an entirely broad scope. 

This October, the company that came to be as a result of my leap of faith is celebrating its fifth year and I can’t help but find myself in a place of reflection and deep-rooted gratitude. Gratitude for the people who have shown up on this journey and have served as guideposts that molded and evolved Leadership Arts Associates to what it is today. 

I’d like to take a moment and recognize five significant guideposts…

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October 3, 2019

My Top Five Entrepreneurial Fears

You may have seen the invite floating around social media for our 5-year Anniversary Halloween Bash. If not, check it out here. But with our spooky theme, I thought I would be the perfect time to reflect back on my time as an entrepreneur and share my top five entrepreneurial fears. Because if I’m being honest, being an entrepreneur has been my scariest job to date. 

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July 8, 2019

The One Giveaway That You Are Still A Work In Progress

This October marks the five-year anniversary of the start of my entrepreneurial adventure. I could have never imagined the magnitude of this journey when it began. See this adventure is much more than just building a business (which is huge in itself), see it was the start of some much needed inner work. Inside of me, there was some serious healing to do, years of emotional trauma piled on by the damaging distraction of constant high professional demands. This mixture left me completely disconnected and disengaged. I found myself wandering through the days questioning if I was worth anything at all. I was convinced professional aspirations, even at times, life aspirations were pointless. 

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February 21, 2019

To Move Forward Something Must Die

Okay so the image and title of this post sounds horrid. I thought that too when this concept was introduced to me this past week by Dr. Brené Brown herself. Most of you know that I’ve become mildly obsessed with Audible when my schedule requires heavy travel via me driving. It helped me find value and feel productive in those long distance travel times by empowering me to plow through my reading list. One of the books that has been on the playlist since last August is Rising Strong by Dr. Brené Brown. When I recommend reading Brené to individuals, I always preface with encouraging that person to be intuitively led to the first book you will read. Each of her books reflect a significant place in her journey and research and therefore I have found that each one relates to people more strongly at different times. It’s that divine timing happening in real action! Rising Strong was the book that was waiting for it’s divine time for me. I first opened it in August, because I was seeking relevant research as preparing for my talk in Boston on vulnerability and authenticity. After I completed my talk, it sat once again with other books moving higher on my priority list and now it’s February and I just hit the play button again.

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January 1, 2019

2018 Year in Review

2018 seemed to just wiz by. Before I knew it, it was over. Yesterday I partook in an annual ritual of reflection, to pay respect to all that manifested this past year. As I journeyed back to January, I was overwhelmingly humbled by how amazing 2018 truly was.

Instagram has a #tradition of reviewing the year by sharing nine images. Curating my nine images served as the starting point to my reflective practice and despite the fact that I did manage to select nine images, I came to the realization that there were many more moments that deserved acknowledgment.

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