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“Teach people how to treat you.” How to write clear, loving policies for your business & life.

      You teach people how to treat you. You teach people how to communicate with you. You can’t expect people to “guess” your policies, expectations, hopes and dreams. You have to share them. Clearly. You also have to enforce them. Consistently. Otherwise, people won’t know what you want. They won’t know how to…

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Please ask yourself this question before you choose the “format” for your next product, service, art project, or heart project.

      Here it is: “What is the effect that I want to have on people?” Start there. Or, to frame the question differently: “What kind of impact do I want to have?” “What kind of experience do I want to create?” “How do I want people to feel?”   If you want to…

What are you devoted to creating… in the new year? [a worksheet to help you focus & find the right words]

      It’s time, my friends. Time for some planning. Time to get your priorities on paper. Here’s a worksheet to help you map out your most important projects and commitments for 2015. (Want a Word doc version that you can type right into? Here you go.) Take some time to write down what…

10 ways to answer the dreaded, “Can I pick your brain?” question… gracefully.

      “Hey! I like what you’re doing in the world. I want to do something like that, too. Could I pick your brain over coffee?”   It’s an innocent inquiry. It’s driven by a desire to learn, grow and do better. But for many people, being on the receiving end of this particular…

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Don’t leave a hole where your finest work should go.

    Hold me in your heart till you understand. Hold me in your heart just the way that I am. With all your faults, I love you. Don’t give up on me. I won’t give up on you. — “Hold Me In Your Heart,” Kinky Boots   When Billy Porter belts out “Hold Me…