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#Gratitude Circa 2017

2017 is starting off with a bang. December 22 I started a vacation that took me to Bangkok cooking classes, resting at the beach in Hua Hun, New Year’s Eve overlooking Antarctica and a foodie and museum tour of Singapore. I am grateful to Wendy Ong and Sanjeev Jayasinghe – fellow fundraisers and CASE Institute alumni – who moved part of my Thailand experience to the beach and for hosting me. I am grateful to be able to take a travel vacation. I’ve got a great life that has led exactly to where I should be in 2017.

Gratitude will be my theme. Enough with the “first world problem” complaints. Wendy and I talked about a Campaign of Attitudes at work and home. Our positive attitudes will shine on our colleagues and be reflected back. We have chosen not to go down the negative path or be drawn into challenges without solutions – immediate and thoughtfully. We’re calling it a Campaign of Attitudes and we will be leading by example. 

Then on day one of 2017 Chris Brogan and Seth Godin posts appeared in my inbox at the same time. Their posts always show up when I need them most. Their timing is impeccable and I’m grateful for that.

Seth talked about choice – 

Attitude is the most important choice any of us make.

  Chris reprises his “My 3 Words” exercise. 

Choose 3 words we can use to guide us forward to more success in the coming year.

I am grateful for the simplicity and ease of their suggestions and counsel. Less complication is good. 

I am working on my 3 words and attitude. If I feel my choices and attitude can inspire or assist you, I’ll share them here and on my social media accounts. 

For now I’d like to say thank you for reading and sharing my posts and wish you all you want in 2017 – knowing you can make it so if you choose. 

January 4, 2017 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Talking with Titans

Future plan no more than 6-12 months – focus on values clarification. Allows for more flexibility with opportunities, experimentation and see what doors open and people come my way.

Continue Reading December 12, 2016 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Survivorship | Susan Sink

“What we have to fight, the chaos of nature, per Gonzales, is this: our brains. Our ability to manage our impulses and also to be present mentally to find solutions even if they mean ignoring previous training.”

Continue Reading December 9, 2016 at 6:54 am Leave a comment

Veritus Group – How to Keep Fundraisers

Clear boundaries and expectations.
Clear and coherent job descriptions.
Evaluation, weekly meetings, structure.

Continue Reading December 8, 2016 at 3:35 am Leave a comment

Veritus Group on #Fundraising

A positive and enthusiastic outlook. The job doesn’t get you down. You see the brighter side of things. You solve problems rather than complain about them. You have a “can do” attitude.

Continue Reading December 6, 2016 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Pushiness a la Seth Godin

Pushiness is in the eye of the beholder. Generosity requires that we be aware of how the other person is feeling about the forward motion we’re trying to make.

Continue Reading December 5, 2016 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

Post Election Options

A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. The FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” FBI

Continue Reading November 16, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Chris Brogan AFA & OODA Loop

We have all been writing, posting and sharing in the wake of Hillary’s loss. I just received this email from Chris Brogan and he always shares some great advice and resources.

Continue Reading November 14, 2016 at 8:49 am 1 comment

The Day After #imwithher

It’s 5am and I have never felt so far away as I did yesterday and this morning. There is a new world order today.

Sadness is not an acceptable reaction when friends of color, women and gay friends on Facebook post “America now I know you hate me.” To those friends, I love you always. I have your back.

Action is required. As Seth Godin wrote Resilience is required:

“When we’re sure it’s not going to work, when we can’t figure out where to turn, when we don’t know what to do next…Sometimes, our ability to do the best we can in small ways is enough to start moving forward. And when it doesn’t work, we try something else. Enough small things by enough people coalesce into the next big thing.”

Then there is Pantsuit Nation on Facebook which is moving to the Daughters of Athena. The plan is to act  – run for office, find candidates to support and elect locally and nationally.

And I know you didn’t miss President Obama’s words of encouragement. The epitome of “when they go low we go high.”

Today I will show resolve, resilience and move forward. Pull myself up and get involved.  I am going to do whatever I can here through Democrats Abroad worldwide and Victoria cause that’s what I can do from here. I won’t live in the bubble of expat life. I am an American good, bad and ugly.

November 10, 2016 at 6:15 am Leave a comment

Lust & Love List

listI have been building this list for a little while and decided to share their inspiration. People make my Lust & Love list because they:

  • Make me think – great brain sex
  • Have a distinct POV and not afraid to share it
  • Inspire creativity and/or make laugh, feel good

This is a list in no particular order – cause I can’t show preference.

September 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

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