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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Liars are everywhere and consequences are nil. But by telling the truth we distance ourselves from the bad guys. And we experience real personal gain.
Life choices aren’t just about what we want to do; they’re about who we want to be. So, it helps to know what matters to us most.
Reset the same goal over and over. Try new ones. Take breaks. We’re playing the ultimate long game. And with any luck, it won’t be over anytime soon.
If we keep singing or writing about something—and hoping for the truth in our words—then we can make them true. Love is the seventh wave, I say love.
Jim said it best: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”
When learning new tricks, remember this: The simpler the task, the bigger the R.O.I.
Our rush to respond—to be answer-ready at all times—is habitual. And we don’t even know we are doing it.
Whether we make art, or simply notice how light lands on surface, what matters most is where we place our frame.
Visual cues—combined with our overdeveloped sense of certainty—may cause us to miss what’s most important.
Every university should have a sustainable strategy for capturing stories of generosity and impact.