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“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

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Tuesday Tidbit on Opportunity Readiness

This is the third in a series of posts with notes from the Columbus Women in Leadership Symposium. If you’re a business professional in Ohio, consider joining the Ohio Diversity Council and the Ohio Diversity Council Network on LinkedIn. We would love to have your... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment on the Breath of Spring

Take time out today to go for a walk and be fully present to the fragrance of spring. Flowering bushes and trees. Borders in bloom along the sidewalks. Gardens springing to life. Freshly mowed young lawns. Perhaps even some early herbs. Breathe deeply. Take it all in.... read more

Tuesday Tidbit on Finding Your Voice

This post continues the April series of notes from the Columbus Women’s Leadership Symposium, presented by the Ohio Diversity Council. Last week, I shared notes on the discussion titled “Stop Networking and Start Making Connections.” This week’s topic:... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment on the Spring Party!

I love spring flowers. That’s probably no surprise to regular readers! I find real joy the budding and the blooming. There’s nothing as pretty as a cluster of yellow daffodils or red tulips, or perhaps an apple tree in full white and pink blossom. I am so happy when... read more

It’s hard because at some point tonight I have to take this jersey off and I never get to put it back on. I just have to rely on all the memories I have with my teammates.   -Marcus Paige, University of North Carolina

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Friday Food For Thought: Winning, Even After Losing

Did you watch any of the post-game coverage after Villanova defeated North Carolina to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship? If you haven’t heard by now, North Carolina senior Marcus Paige tied the game with a clutch and acrobatic three point shot with under... read more

Tuesday Tidbit on Making Connections

.Last week I had the privilege of attending the Columbus (OH) Women’s Leadership Symposium. This year’s theme was “Securing Your Place At The Table.” As I shared in my opening remarks, the use of the word “secure” gives that topic a dual... read more

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I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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Book Review: Living Forward

Book Review: Living Forward

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, written by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy, published by Baker Books, 2016. Are you happy with the direction of your life? Does your life even have direction? Do you have a plan to achieve your... read more

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BFP Inspiration Moment on Looking Up

How often do we wake up and hit the floor running? Head down, things to do, grab a coffee and we’re off to work. I would guess that for most of us, that’s our daily routine. Consider what might be possible if we paused a moment and looked up? Blue sky. Sunshine....