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Embracing the sometimes slow, winding path

I took a morning walk yesterday along a winding road in the woods. As part of my new working-from-home regimen, I'm trying to practice a little self-care. I’m working on giving myself some quiet time to think about my business, my family, my friends, and the world we’re all navigating right now. Yesterday, about thirty [...]

By |2020-03-26T20:50:24-05:00March 26th, 2020|

10 Ways to Get Comfortable and Maximize Your Time Working at Home

When we launched Orangeball, we began as a virtual agency. A team of three partners who had all faced a layoff together, we began our new journey working from home offices. Early on, we got used to using cloud resources and video conferencing tools to stay connected and build our business.  That was eight years [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:35:09-05:00March 20th, 2020|

Paralyzed or In Motion?

“I just feel paralyzed.” Those were the first four words in an email from one of my clients this morning. It’s a sentiment that many of us are feeling right now. In my conversations with entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders, that’s an emotion many of us have experienced. It hit me personally this weekend… There are [...]

By |2020-03-17T21:23:23-05:00March 17th, 2020|

“Can We Keep Playing?” A Lesson in Reacting to Disappointment 

The current state of the world comes with a continuous stream of changes, curveballs, and disappointments. One of those disappointments was the last-minute cancellation of my son’s 8th Grade band concert last night. I blew that off as one of those things that just happens in a situation like this until I got the following [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:06:51-05:00March 13th, 2020|

Let’s get infected with some positivity instead…

Waking up this morning, it seems like the dark noise just keeps getting amplified. Last month it was political campaigns and Harvey Weinstein, and today we’re facing all of the fears and uncertainties that come with COVID19. It’s been said that our trials shine a light on our truth. When pressure is applied, our real [...]

By |2020-03-12T09:27:28-05:00March 12th, 2020|

Living Life on Purpose – Your Personal Mission Statement

What’s your mission? As in, what gets you out of bed in the morning? Why do you exist? I’ve spent hundreds of hours with companies discussing their mission statements and the messages they’re sending, helping them get aligned around why they exist. Everything changes when they understand their purpose – the values they share and [...]

By |2020-03-03T17:01:54-06:00March 3rd, 2020|

Turning Your Blindside Moment into Your Biggest Win

We've all heard it before. "I was blindsided..."  The source of this can be different for all of us. A relationship crashed. There was an accident. Something unexpected happened financially. You lost a job. An employee quit. You get hit with a rude comment. Your car breaks down. Someone backstabs you. Worse, someone dies. It [...]

By |2020-02-15T15:44:49-06:00February 15th, 2020|