Years ago, as I was struggling to manage my business during the great recession, I came across a little book called The Science Behind Gratitude. In his book, UC Davis Phycologist Robert Emmons describes how research shows something as simple as keeping a gratitude journal impacts our happiness. I thought, “that seems overly simplistic”, but […]
When news of Putin’s war first began to come out, I reached out to my financial advisor to make sure I wasn’t directly or indirectly invested in anything that extends to Russia. At the time, it felt like the simplest thing I could do to show solidarity with Ukraine. But it turns out that small action holds […]
There is such expectation for 2022 to really deliver for us. This week our email salutations may even include wishes of prosperity and happiness that are mostly missing the rest of the year. And yet despite the champagne toasts and sense of possibility when our clocks strike midnight on 12/31, the evidence suggests you’re not going to reinvent yourself and transform suddenly to the more perfect version you’ve always wanted to be. Your goals are too high with too many obligations, and your problems are too complex. Sorry, but it’s a New Year with the Old You.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the question last week, are you rich? Here are some highlights I particularly enjoyed:
Clearly it’s more difficult to travel abroad right now and everyone has to decide for themselves if it’s worth the risk and effort to do so. Though for my husband Christian and me, our global adventures lay the foundation for our entrepreneurial energy and creativity, and have become critical touch-points in our relationship.
Early Defining Moments Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Allen and Shirley Green, a local elementary school principal and stay-at-home mom, Brandon grew up as the eldest child in a Mormon household. He moved to Iowa when he was 12 so his Dad could pursue his Doctorate in Education at Iowa State University. One of […]
I said it last year as we went into the pandemic: We were entering the best and the worst of times. You see it everywhere. From disparities in vaccine access to the acceleration of the housing and public equities markets, it’s a good time to live in the U.S. and have resources—if you’re so […]
From NFTs, to the booming economy driving inflation concerns, to tax season, there is a lot going on this spring! And let’s be honest: If you’re like most entrepreneurs out there, you’re probably just trying to keep your head above water running your business. In today’s publication I provide some context for the latest business […]
Within minutes it was clear that somehow they didn’t have my mother-in-law’s information in the consultant affairs database. After 5 years of back and forth, that seemed impossible. It was incredibly discouraging, and we worried that we might have to leave Bogota without accomplishing the primary goal of the trip…