Tag Archives | personal mastery

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Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation

Yesterday, I shared with you the “big” news that I’m speaking at TED at their Long Beach event a short 40 or so days from now. The topic of my talk may surprise you. It’s not on business models of the future, or why collaboration matters, or about the need to dissolve us v. them  More

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The Run Like Hell From List

Such a private thing it is to share this, but I have. The idea of this post started when several months ago, a person who runs a professional networking organization here in the Valley stood me up just shortly before we were to meet. And when I saw her again, she wasn’t even embarrassed by  More

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If You OverCommit Here, You UnderCommit There

I think a lot about the question of how to spend one’s time. My life consists of three main things: writing, speaking and Board work. I write to hear an idea unfold. I need to write with space because what I think will come out and what comes out are not the same and it’s  More

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What I Learned from My TEDTalk

I told you a few months ago I would write about what it felt like to do a TEDtalk. I published my perspective earlier this week at my Harvard blog and because I was traveling I couldn’t quite get it to my main site before now. There’s only so much one can do with an  More

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Creating Commandments

Blub, blub, blub. That seems the sound track of life right now. As #SocialEra (my new book) has been released into the world, the world has shouted back with enthusiasm. But some days and hours, I’ve felt like the surfboarder being battered by waves as they are flung beneath the surface, not knowing which way  More

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Dare Greatly

I scream at itsy-bitsy spiders. And prefer room service to trying a new restaurant in a foreign city. If my husband startles me… in our own house… when I know he’s there, I can still jump what seems like 100 feet in the air. There are many ways that I am a big chicken. I  More