Personal Development

Become comfortable receiving praise and kindness.

I’ve never been comfortable with being called boss; I was raised to work hard, stay humble, fit in. “No one’s better than you, but you’re not better than anyone” Dad would say. It’s awkward for me to receive gifts, praise or birthday wishes. Recently, colleagues offered me birthday wishes. And they gave me a “shirt” …

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“Dad, there’s always great weather after a storm.”

“Dad, there’s always great weather after a storm.” I was sitting on my balcony in Florida Sunday afternoon, thinking too much about life and career and how the heck I got to where I am despite some really turbulent times in life and career. And then these storm clouds rolled in. Some serious and ominous …

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