I watched marketing guru Seth Godin speaking this week about something I hadn’t heard before. He spoke of Josiah Wedgewood, an English potter and abolitionist from the 1700s. Wedgewood made a quality product and told the right tale to have his dishes and bowls selling across Europe and beyond. In fact, many people have Wedgewood plates in their homes today, hundreds of years later. He was the father of marketing as he came up with the concepts of free delivery, money back guarantee and mail order.
And guess who Josiah Wedgewood’s grandson was? Continue reading
I saw a meme on social media this week that said, “Be scared and do it anyway. Be under-qualified, and get in the room anyway. Be messy, imperfect, and unsure and show up anyway. Comfort is the enemy of growth. Get uncomfortable.”
I have always told my kids that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Embrace the fear, remember you don’t have all the answers, but start. Continue reading
A friend told me this week that a good mantra is, “Everything is working out.”
Not, “Everything is working out how it is supposed to.”
Those last five words attach expectations to the sentiment.
And expectations are what lead to disappointment.
If you expect nothing, everything is a gift. Continue reading
How often do we look in the mirror and not like what we see? Judge ourselves or listen to those judging us?
Only we know our story. Our struggles. Our obstacles. Our dreams.
And the only person who is truly with us from birth until we start the next journey is ourselves. Continue reading