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Every year around this time, we reconnect to the story of The Grinch. I think the reason that it resonates with us is because we all know that person, and we wish they would have the same transformation as The Grinch did - "...

It’s been said many times that we teach what we most need to learn. There is no doubt that saying applies to me. Some of the toughest lessons for me have been to completely embrace asking for help and accepting help. And I know I'm...

In July, I moved to a new area of San Diego. While I was getting acquainted with my new neighborhood, I was delighted to see a nail spa where I could get pedicures just around the corner from my house. I was even more delighted...

This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. It happens to be one of my favorite holidays. It's not because of the food though. It's my favorite because of the reason for gathering - to give thanks and share what we have to give...

Have you ever looked for an excuse so you don’t have to do something? A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a friend, and he gave me this whole story about why he couldn’t attend an event that he said he wanted to...

Recently, I took a road trip with my 14- and 16-year-old daughters. It was an eight-hour drive, so on our way home I decided to take advantage of that quality time to have a much-needed conversation. After the conversation, it occurred to me that everything...

Up until now, there have been plenty of instances in my life where I had the attitude of “I have to” do one thing or another. I don’t know about you, however, I never felt good about the prospect of having to do any particular...

I received an amazing gift after last week's blog. I shared that following our Straight Talk For Leaders event, I pretty much skipped the celebrating and went straight into analyzing what to change. Later that day I received a gift from one of our readers,...

Last week High5 rolled out a new workshop called Straight Talk for Leaders. It’s actually going to be a series of workshops, and this one was about getting your business and personal lives in alignment. The team has been planning it for the last few...

It’s great to have strong beliefs and convictions. It’s even better to be open to changing those beliefs. Being a great leader doesn’t mean that we never waiver from our convictions. Being a great leader means we are willing to question those convictions and be...