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Week of Failure Round 2

I’m starting to realize I may need to frame my experience differently just to give my self-confidence a break, but the onslaught of things not working well continues. I was supposed to meet with a mayor this morning. A lot of mayors are really volunteers and don’t get paid for their elected position, and so…

Staring at a Week of Failure

Spin it any way you want, re-frame it as a learning opportunity or a period of growth, I failed hard this week at so many things. From missing a speaking engagement to firing a client to massive communication failures to not getting paid, I took a beating this week, and a lot of it comes…

I Did Not See That Coming

I fired a client on Tuesday, but followed up with an email today. In no way did I expect his response, which came just minutes later: I just finished reading your email, I am saddened but, I completely understand your stance. I want to thank you for your involvement up to this point and it…

Recounting My Car Wreck

I was on a call with a client this morning when the conversation unexpectedly turned to a car wreck that my client’s nephew had been in a few years ago. As a survivor of a car wreck myself, and someone who now experiences PTSD because of it, you can imagine that this is exactly the…

I Went Anyway

I’ve not felt like leaving the house this week. Nothing unusual about that. But I did leave it, and attended two learning events related to my work. I learned so much, made great connections, had a really cool experience touring a business and am so grateful I was able to push through anxiety and go.…