What Are You Waiting For?

We are all called to greatness and capable of magnificent things. We all have within us something unique to contribute to the world. Innovation begins with an idea, stemmed from small businesses, start-ups, and courage.  It is within us, fighting for life, for existence. It gets lost, lost in the clouds of doubt, confusion, and fear.

Clear the air and create the space to manifest BIG ideas, create an audacious plan, and activate next steps.

Your life is calling, and it’s calling to say, “Do the next BIG thing!”

Be stretched. Suspend disbelief. Surprise yourself. Connect the dots, and feel safe and free to explore. It’s time to grab ahold of blue-sky thinking and be a part of collaboration, process, and facilitation of ideas and new beginnings.

How much time do you reserve to create what is possible for you and your business? Set the foundation to that which will propel the movement forward.

Your business is ready to take action - find the next Ah-ha. Stop procrastinating; no more sitting on stored ideas. You are ready to debut your performance.

Read more...

What Impression Do You Want To Leave?

Imagine an attractive man in a sharp business suit walks into a local coffee shop, we can call him “Executive Joe”. The clerk is a young man, let’s call him “College Mike”, trying to work his way through college.

College Mike is pursuing a business degree and when he sees Executive Joe walk in, he thinks,“that’s what I want to be. That guy has it all going for him.” Sounds good, right? But what if Executive Joe is dismissive and disrespectful to College Mike?

Read more...

Try It You'll Like It!

I retired 11 years ago from a successful career on Wall Street. Last week I went back to New York and reunited with some of the people who worked with me and for me.  

After a 4 hour lunch of great memories and stories, I reached for the check. They didn’t want me to pay, however I had to pay! I had to because these were the people that indeed made me successful. I always treated them better than I treated the President and CEO of our firm. I understood that their knowledge, support and hard work made our team the best. I was even nicer to the receptionist, the doorman and the cleaning lady. These are the people that can make our lives easier. 

Or not.....

 

Read more...

Importance of Perspective

Let’s consider the importance of perspective for a moment.  As we do that, let’s reflect on this short poem.

Zebra Question

I asked the zebra,
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?

Read more...

Mandated Reporter

As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now, the rest of the story.”

Remember my recent blog post about my confrontation with that father who was hitting his young son in a gas station parking lot? Well, there a little more to that story.

Read more...

You Are An Artist

I am an artist.

This is a new bold statement I made for myself last week. I was attending an event at a local modern art venue. When asked if I was an artist, I instantly shot back, “Oh no, not me.” Later, my response did not feel right, I wanted to take it back. Deep within me I know I am an artist, so why would I refuse owning that?

Read more...

I Wish I Would Have Said Something

On a recent all-day road-trip, I noticed the dogs were restless in the back of the Tahoe. And, given the time, I knew they needed a bio-break and needed to eat dinner.

We were about 30 miles outside of Columbus, OH on I-71 when I exited the Interstate and parked in the rear of a gas station.

As soon as I peeled out off of my seat then walked to the rear of the vehicle I heard a “SMACK” then, not three seconds later, a young child began to cry.

Read more...

How Volunteering Will Make You More Productive

We are all busy.... too busy to find time to get a hair cut, let alone volunteer. So why do we volunteer?

Because it builds community and we are driven to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. 

Deviate intentionally asks our clients to create goals within community because of the value it adds to us living a productive, fulfilling life. When we contrite to being architects of change, we are better able to handle stress and feel happier overall.

Read more...

Be Strategic With Your Time and Talents

strategic

What if my LinkedIn profile read I was a coach, graphic artist, accountant, project manager, writer, and sales manager?

You would think I was a really confused and an unfocused person. How could I possibly be great at all those things?

What is that version in your life?

Read more...

How Many Direct Reports Should You Have?

We’ve found too many leaders over-promise and under-deliver. They don’t mean to… it just happens.

We’ve also found that people don’t quit their “job” they truthfully “break up” with their boss. Nine times out of 10, people quit people.

Majority of the time when we ask bright, emerging leaders … What’s one thing you expected from your boss that you aren’t getting? … what do you think is their response?

Read more...

Latest Tweets

Latest Posts

What Are You Waiting For?
12/18

We are all called to greatness and capable of magnificent things. We all have within us something unique to contribute to the world. Innovation begins with an idea, stemmed from small businesses, start-ups, and courage.  It is within us, fighting for life, for existence. It gets lost, lost in the clouds of doubt, confusion, and fear.

Clear the air and create the space to manifest BIG ideas, create an audacious plan, and activate next steps.

Your life is calling, and it’s calling to say, “Do the next BIG thing!”

Be stretched. Suspend disbelief. Surprise yourself. Connect the dots, and feel safe and free to explore. It’s time to grab ahold of blue-sky thinking and be a part of collaboration, process, and facilitation of ideas and new beginnings.

How much time do you reserve to create what is possible for you and your business? Set the foundation to that which will propel the movement forward.

Your business is ready to take action - find the next Ah-ha. Stop procrastinating; no more sitting on stored ideas. You are ready to debut your performance.

What Impression Do You Want To Leave?
12/16

Imagine an attractive man in a sharp business suit walks into a local coffee shop, we can call him “Executive Joe”. The clerk is a young man, let’s call him “College Mike”, trying to work his way through college.

College Mike is pursuing a business degree and when he sees Executive Joe walk in, he thinks,“that’s what I want to be. That guy has it all going for him.” Sounds good, right? But what if Executive Joe is dismissive and disrespectful to College Mike?

Try It You'll Like It!
12/09

I retired 11 years ago from a successful career on Wall Street. Last week I went back to New York and reunited with some of the people who worked with me and for me.  

After a 4 hour lunch of great memories and stories, I reached for the check. They didn’t want me to pay, however I had to pay! I had to because these were the people that indeed made me successful. I always treated them better than I treated the President and CEO of our firm. I understood that their knowledge, support and hard work made our team the best. I was even nicer to the receptionist, the doorman and the cleaning lady. These are the people that can make our lives easier. 

Or not.....

 

Little Emails. Big Ideas.

Please let us know your name.
 Real name
What is your email address?
 Email address