Barbara Brooks created Flamingo Strategies LLC to help clients stand up and stand out, through telling and sharing their stories of impact and purpose.Hacking Away at Happiness is her blog.
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We go about our lives completely unaware of our moment-to-moment absorption of nature's power.
As a professional teller of stories of impact and purpose, my only job is to empathize with the teller's emotions.
The rule I live by—Always Be Opening—is my own. We do not have to fight over a finite number of good leads.
Having left full-time employment to consult and write, I get to bake the time pie. And I get to slice it up.
Like the Greek nymph Echo, who loved the sound of her own voice, a storyteller who merely self promotes is destined to be ignored.
My anxiety was palpable when I explained negative cash flow. But when we played Risk Bingo, everything that could go wrong, did.
But after the silence we fear and the silence we want, there’s the silence we need. It's the “noble” silence of peace between our ears.
Existentially speaking, aren’t we all planning around—and planning for—obsolescence. The question, then, is what do we do about it?
Like the wild dingo dog that snatched an innocent baby in the Australian outback, I wondered if a pink Flamingo beast has somehow made off with my kid.
Typically, contestants prepare and rehearse, but I put my name in the hat anyway. The theme of the night was “Tests,” and I was going in cold.