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The Sweetspot Challenge

It’s almost assumed that you know what you’re good at and what you love to do… But many people aren’t sure. Some studies suggest 8 out of 10 people still don’t know ‘what they want to be when they grow […]

Understanding the Place of Values

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR:  TOMMY THOMPSON Those in business are very attuned to discussions about the importance of mission and vision statements, even if they are unclear about the difference between the two. The discussion about values is more complicated, both because […]

Balancing Balance

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR:  ALLIE HARMON For the better part of a year now, I’ve enjoyed working as a remote virtual assistant for two young entrepreneurs. Coming from a more traditional work life (I previously worked as a project manager for a […]

Find Your Rhythm

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR:  TOMMY THOMPSON   Recently I made the arduous trek from Richmond to Washington DC along Interstate 95. For a little while, the trip was smooth, but that rarely lasts long on the nation’s number one most congested corridor. […]

STORY Conference 2018 – Debrief

Major major inspiration & affirmation from the #STORY2018 conference – I’ll be sharing some thoughts & insights & ideas throughout the week. It was an odd experience, since my dad’s been in the hospital & I felt the tension of […]

Intentional Living

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR:  TOMMY THOMPSON   Intentional living is talked about so much these days that it has become a cliché. It certainly sounds good to be committed to living your life intentionally. Who could argue that being reactionary is better […]

Multiply Your Time

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I struggle to find enough time. I want every hour to count as ten hours. I want to move fast and grow, but I hit the limits of my own time, energy and ability. […]

It’s Not Bad to Want Something

I was recently talking with Allison. She’s one of the best at what she does. She’s positively contributed to the culture of her workplace for years and is in a season of parenthood where she would love to have Fridays […]

Cliff Notes on Life Leadership and Wisdom

Lately, I’ve been fully immersed in building a community where I can share what I’ve learned about clarifying and living in your Sweetspot (very excited to make it available to you all soon!!!), and it hit me the other day…part […]

How To Get Important Stuff Done

Two of the books I highly recommend are Essentialism and Deep Work. Essentialism is about doing less, but doing it better; about prioritizing the significant stuff over the urgent stuff, and giving it space for focus. Similarily, Deep Work is […]