Living From Your Full Potential
Leaving San Francisco
The journey inward to discovering our full potential can be the most daring and rewarding and our best gift to those around us.
I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at Booking.com this week here in Amsterdam to discuss this very thing. When thinking of the value we bring to our teams, the focus needs to start within. When we are living and operating from our full potential- mind, body, and spirit- it not only benefits ourselves, but everyone around us.
Our Greatest Adventure
It’s taken me a long time to be able to write this. As crazy time flies, it’s been close to a year since I left San Francisco, what had been my home on and off for 7 years. Leaving there officially October 17, 2017 in retrospect was the best thing I ever did. (If you don’t want to read the background skip down to “ripping off the bandaid”).
Replenishing Mind. Body. Spirit- Joshua Tree
What is our greatest adventure? We are living it, right now, today, as we speak...it's called life.
My relationship with the word "adventure" has changed over the years. It's no longer just the act of being on an actual adventure, but a way of life. Adventure is of mind, body, and spirit elevated and expanded to new potentials within ourselves.
When Women Lead- My Truths
Energy: I'm definitely an extrovert and LOVE people and community BUT as much as I put out, more and more I need to replenish.
She Ventures Takes New Life 2018
Speak Your Truth| As I shared at She Ventures Denver Thursday, in 2007 I came to some realizations that would change the direction my life would take the next decade.
Getting to 50/50
And so a new adventure begins! She Ventures' new site is live and a big year lies ahead to celebrate and ignite adventure as a way of life for women around the world! Our event series and platform is a movement and vibrant testimony that women can be anything we want to be.
Times Square. Altitude Seven. Milestone Makers. Nasdaq
While my path in life has in no way been linear. All roads have led me to look/experience the lack of equality that exists straight in the face. This is regardless of the industry I have worked, as a solo female founder navigating the capital landscape, as a philanthropist and activist speaking out against gender-based violence, and in every boardroom I have sat in.
FUEL SMART GROWTH WITH GREAT CULTURE
So this happened Tuesday!!! @AltitudeSeven Live in Times Square! I along with my fellow #MilestoneMakers & San Francisco @49ers CEO Jed York got to ring the @nasdaq Closing Bell from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center (@thecenter) in San Francisco!
THE SIMPLE QUESTION EVERY FOUNDER MUST ANSWER: WHAT'S MY STORY?
The journey of a founder is not a linear path by any means, and the juggling act is continuous. So what happens when all lights are green and funding is in and/or traction and revenue high and it’s time to grow and grow fast? One thing is for certain, don’t lose sight of your culture when approaching growth.
Visiting the Blank Canvas
Our stories -- layered with meaning and inflection points that have brought us to what we are compelled to do today -- have great power. In our social interactions, stories create opportunities to relate to one another, loyalty, and memorability. The same is true in business, and knowing one's story is vital when setting off on building a startup.
Why We Must Keep Climbing
Imagining life as a blank canvas can feel incredibly liberating… “wow you can create ANYTHING you want!”… but also terrifying…“holy cow it’s blank, what should my painting look like?” Lately, I have been reminded to go back to my own blank canvas and encouraged to revisit what type of masterpiece I want to create, not just for this next year, but for my life.
All That We Are
The mountains have become my teacher, my soul quencher, my inspiration to keep exploring and push limits. Yet in climbing, the journey up the mountain is not without its challenges, trials, and doubt as to whether continue onward. Lately the mountains have been the constant reminder as to why we must keep climbing in life, even when the going gets tough, when the storm sets in, and the top of that mountain seems out of reach.
I do not belong in a box. I just plainly do not fit in one. I have always known this about myself. There are so many aspects that make up who I am that I would struggle to lose any part of that in my work, my relationships or in my passions. Yet, I have struggled at different times in my life by feeling I was putting myself in one in order to move forward.