Speak Naked Pam

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Photo By fRandi-Shooters Speak Naked “You sound disconnected, as if your words are trying out for cheer leading.” My friend challenged. “Disconnected?” “Like your writing staring at your audience. Where is the radical you? Where is Pam without filtering, masks, worrying about being  accepted? Fraud. Fake. Phoney. Easy to detect the artificial, contrived in  someone else’s over…

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Keeping It Real

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Keeping It Real “How are you?” Fine she answered as she wiped her leaky eyes dry. “Are you sure?” “Yeah.”  She whispered. How many times have I been the character  above?   Blind to truth. Deaf to reality? Mine and others?Acting as if, “See no evil, hear no evil” is some sort of excuse for…

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Addicted to More? When is ‘less’ More?

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They had been in business for years. Over the years life sped up.  They were insanely busy. Meetings, flights, project due dates.  The work was exhilarating, it put them in the zone. They loved it and now they were starting to hate it. It had taken over their lives. It was their life. “We’ve got…

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Originality: Original By Design

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In business and venturing I’m  constantly admonishing entrepreneurs to create original, innovative high value business models, not merely creative marketing campaigns and sales tactics. The true secret of business is innovative design of  solutions (products and services) to solve highly valued problems. I spend a lot of time creating and designing  innovative  businesses because business…

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Authenticity: it’s a journey

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Authenticity It’s A Journey and who better than Mary Oliver to inspire us, The Journey “One day you finally knew what you had to do and began though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my…

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Trust; The Oxygen of Relationships

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Trust: The Oxygen of Relationships; PART TWO in THE SYMPHONY OF RELATING Trust is the oxygen of relationships. In life and in business. For me, trust results when I experience integrity, authenticity and transparency. The other day I was musing over the elements of trust and posted the following question on twitter; "What is the…

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Authenticity; “The Journey”

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I was reading the poem  "The Journey" by Mary Oliver last night         The Journey         "One day you finally knew what you had to do and began           though the voices around you kept shouting           their bad advice-           though the whole house          …

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