Category: Business

Choices

There are so many choices every moment of every day. Food: what to eat and when. Sleep. Work vs play. Screen time: television, Facebook, Netflix, blog post, bookkeeping, etc. Outdoor chores: do I wash windows, rake leaves, cut grass again, move a garden or two, walk in the woods, ride horse, sit by a bonfire? …

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I’m Ready! Celebrate!

Follow a map. Be happy. Do the sweaty work. Mop up spills. Be adventurous. Enjoy unexpected success. Ad lib. Treasures come in different forms. This year’s pirate-based theme for the 4H State Arts In Program is “I’m ready!” I hear a different message every time I sit through the show. (I attend many shows since my eldest son is …

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Independent Study Online Opportunity

Learning Online The request came from Texas for me to create an online learning opportunity. I quickly scheduled and facilitated Faculty at Work 181 and 182 using the Zoom platform. From those fantastic experiences, the goal was set to create an online independent study. Walk with me through the slightly trickier learning curve as I explored the …

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Jumping In

How do you jump into something new? I could keep pulling old posts over from other sites. Or I could build that one last section of my website. Or go get some vegetables to plant outside. Or close my eyes for a bit. Or write a new blog post. Jumping in to write my first …

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Entering a New Arena: Social Media

Awareness of an area for growth is gained. Intentions are set. Pre-assessments provide data of what is or is not (yet) in place. A plan is created and carried out. Reflection occurs—how is the plan working? Have any new layers been revealed that invite re-prioritizing? What is the next appropriate step? Many of us naturally …

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Business re-evaluation

I’m noticing a pattern within organizations relevant to me. A successful business  grows just like individuals continually grow throughout life. We know the human brain has cycles of pruning what is no longer necessary and cycles of growing spurts. We also know that the human brain appreciates repetition balanced with novelty. “What do I already …

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Sabbatical and Next Step

Here it is 2010 and I’m writing the December 2009 newsletter. In some ways, the constant swim upstream is exhausting and in other ways it is most exhilarating! What is my schedule for 2010? Which courses will come to Minnesota this year? Will I sponsor or be sponsored? What does this new decade hold for …

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Metaphor of Birth

We were blessed to have Beverly Hunter facilitate Visioncircles for us in February. One of our more intriguing activities was a discussion on the difference between visualization and imagination. Some wanted to share definitive answers. Others countered with different reasoning. Still others sat back and listened intently. I was a listener. While Beverly and I …

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