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Category : Love Your Work

How to get ~ Strategic ~ this summer…

The summer is finally here and whether or not you have the opportunity to get away this season, you may likely experience a slowdown in your workload and schedules.  Last year we spoke about ways to relax and let go, but this season I want to share ideas about how to get strategic, professionally and personally, and in doing so, optimize your “come-back” in September. When the pace of our work life slows down, we finally have the time and […]

Opening our Restaurant…lessons in business partnership

A few weeks ago we opened our new restaurant, Anfora.  A labor-of-love collaboration with two of my dearest friends, Mariano and Andres Hidalgo, we worked like crazy to innovate, create, and hope in this economic crisis.  But equally importantly, we set out to make this venture our home, a kind of family of joint visions towards making a small business with big ideas. What does a coach have to do with restaurants?  Everything.  Nowadays we dedicate ourselves to many different […]

*SPARK* your idea, create your STORY…

“When a person evolves, they evolve the world around them.” – Emilio Duró It is the season of new beginnings after the lull of summer months.  We are ‘back to work’ people and now is the time to reinvigorate our projects – our ideas – and start making things happen. You have ideas. In some cases you may have too many.  It may be a project, an opportunity, a design, a theory, an interest, a cause, or who knows.  It may or […]

Work you love, that loves you back. Why not?

Do you like what you do? The answer I usually hear is “It’s…okay”. What this may mean is:  “It’s not what I really want to do but it pays decently and I have two kids to support which is enough to be grateful for in this economic crisis.” Understood.  And absolutely fair. Still, the majority of people who come to me these days are looking for support in either finding a career they love or building their own business. Despite […]

Do we all have a Talent? The case for everyday greatness…

“He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well.’” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability…and at the heart of our challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence.” – Sir Ken Robinson (TED video) It was previously thought that only some were meant for greatness.  Those […]