Choosing to Speak 50 Times in 50 Weeks

50 Speaking Gigs in 50 WeeksAs I’ve made the choice and commitment to host my podcast, because it matters to me (a lot) and I hope it’ll matter to you as well, I interviewed my good friend Patty Lennon about her choice to speak 50 times in 50 weeks.

She made this choice at the challenge of her mentor knowing it would allow her to create the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time. Now, years later, she’s sharing the transformation she underwent, and teaching others how to do what she did so they can get their message out into the world, and break thru the resistance that comes up when you consider speaking, that can only be removed by the action of more speaking. [Read more…]

Choosing to Pledge to a Local Charity

One woman can make a difference, together we can change the worldA few weeks ago, I received an email from Christa Doran about a new marketing initiative she was making to both promote her gym and do good.

As I do when I notice a choice someone’s made that I sense will impact others, I want to know more. What caused them to make the choice and what did they hope would come from it? [Read more…]

Choosing not to leave women with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer behind

 

Donation to Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteMy podcast journey led me to a woman who chose to not leave women with Metastatic Breast cancer behind. Upon reading her story, immersing myself in her blog and watching all her videos I knew I wanted to know more. What had led her to make this choice? What was her vision of what she hoped to do? How would she really impact the lives of these women?

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast cancer when she was 43 years old and told she had three years to live. With a 7-year old son and a 10-year old daughter, Rebecca feared for her kids and how they’d live without her. [Read more…]

Choosing not to be invisible

The DoormanThe choices we make have an impact. Small choices have the power to influence others in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. Months ago I saw a video called The Doorman about a young man named Josh Yandt who’d been depressed and bullied. After moving to a new high school he made the choice that he would no longer be invisible, and he took the “small” action to hold the door open for all the students of his new school. At first the kids looked at him quizzically, unsure of his motives. But then, things changed, and not only did his life shift but he changed the culture of his school.

A simple act of his kindness changed lives. [Read more…]