leadership

Why Did You Get Out of Bed Today? Knowing Your Purpose Fuels You.

Why Did You Get Out of Bed Today? Knowing Your Purpose Fuels You.

It’s a valid question. There must be some reason, something that drove you to rise from the snuggly warm sheets, in the darkness, while the dog snored with content on his own bed at the foot of yours. 


Why did you get out of bed today?

Is it, “Cuz I have to. I have to go make money, pay rent, fill the fridge, and make my friggin’ MasterCard payment on time,”? If so, this will not sustain your motivation. Eventually, no matter how big the paycheck is, you will tire and lose your steam. The pressure of providing wears on all of us.

Money is necessary, wonderful even, and is a good driving force in pulling ourselves from the morning’s horizontal into the day’s vertical.

Leadership Gems from 'The Pixar Story' (& Their Recipe of Building Trust)

Leadership Gems from 'The Pixar Story' (& Their Recipe of Building Trust)

Like any pioneer, Pixar struggled. Those able to tap into their superpowers are those able to transcend the rules. I watched The Pixar Story on Netflix this weekend. I looked forward to a unique story of this adorable powerhouse (I mean, that lamp). And the documentary delivered on that. The surprise came as I watched how Pixar became a lauded innovator. 

The 1 Thing That Unites: From the Front Lines to the C-Suites

The 1 Thing That Unites: From the Front Lines to the C-Suites

My exit from the corporate arena was a hastened one once I was no longer a fit. Post acquisition, the company and I became estranged. The major shift? Values were no longer in alignment, and there is no paycheck big enough to fill that gap.

Values are our personal compass, our foundation. They guide us through our entire lives. We rely on them to make decisions, to look shamelessly in the mirror, to feel proud about how we navigate the challenges and temptations of life.

For a company, it’s the same.