What I learned (& you can too) from the dragons hidden under my butt

  ‘Here be dragons’ was a term some say, used by explorers to describe unexplored territory. Unknown, mysterious territory.   Like the territory we all face when we set out to seek, to find the betwixt & between.   Working with 20,000+ participants in 80+ countries to help them laugh, learn U& lead has shown […]

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The honeymoon’s not over; use my free, easy, peasy worksheet to help plan a wonderful year for yourself

  I’m here to tell you that the honeymoon is not over. The new year honeymoon that is.   You can still drink deeply from the fresh start to the year.   The Heath brothers, in their wonderful new book ‘The Power of Moments’ say ‘we have a hunger for these landmarks in time’ (aka […]

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How Actors, Zookeepers & More Are On Standby 24/7 To Help You

  As a little girl I learned a key lesson about magical kingdoms being hidden in plain sight from my beloved Nana (that’s a picture of her as young woman).   Later I learned to look at resources that were right in front of my nose that could help me get out of sticky situations.   […]

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How To Get Unstuck Thanks to Magical Kingdoms

  Are you facing a particularly pernicious problem? Banging your head against the wall in frustration because you’re stuck & stumped? Stay tuned for some ease & how to find a way forward …. using resources that are right in front of your nose. Plus I’ll follow-up next week & share a fun, creative way […]

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Five Ways To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Last week I made the case for Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective.   Because even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past … And even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and […]

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Give me constraints, give me creativity

  If someone challenged you to write a book using only 50 words, could you do it? How creative do you think you could be?  That’s just what Theodore Geisel did when his editor bet him that he couldn’t write a children’s book using just 50 words. Can you guess which book was the result? […]

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Does a fish see the water it swims in? Identifying the assumptions you’re swimming in

  We’ve all done it – unwittingly made a big, fat assumption that we only realize much later clouds our thinking & our way forward.   See if you can determine what assumptions these parents are making as they try to free their kid, who’s managed to get his head stuck in their fence. Fast […]

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Amp up your creativity through these thought provoking questions

  Spoiler alert: two weeks ago I wrote ‘How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements.’  I’ll answer the creativity questions in this post. Didn’t get a chance to see the first post? Check it out here first.   Doing more, doing better Most of my clients are looking for ways […]

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How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements inspired by the Maasai Mara

Zebra, wildebeests & elands (the largest of the antelopes) scatter as our tiny plane lands on the dirt runway. The air is heavy & loamy after the recent rains. The sky is a whorl of mauves & grays, which will soon darken to slate as the rain starts again. The safari vehicle that takes us to […]

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How can a tape measure inspire insight & a fresh perspective?

It smelled like a pungent, loamy forest encased in a single, mysterious room. To this day I remember the smell of sawdust in that forbidden room of my childhood memories.   My dad was a master hobby woodworker – he had a magical room chock a block full of electric saws, nails & screws in […]

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