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  1. We were riding through the back roads of Pennsylvania and getting lost in the tree-lined landscape when Symone found herself under attack by a kamikaze ground hog. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the little fur ball attempt to execute a suicide mission by throwing himself in front of Symone’s tire.

  2. I love and honor women who have taken ahold of life and are squeezing every last drop out of it. Women who know they have something to say and are saying it with all their might. Women who are stepping into their power and harnessing the right to wield it. Women who are strong and loyal and confident (and sometimes bullheaded) and not ashamed of who they are.

  3. “I’m so nervous I feel like I’m going to throw up.” That’s what I overheard in the ladies room as I was preparing to head outside to lead the riding portion of the motorcycle safety course. She didn’t know I was in the bathroom until I walked out of the stall.

  4. Wow… you’ve set some big hairy audacious goals for yourself. But that’s what I love about you… that you’re not afraid to envision a bold future, a breath-taking destination. It requires you to expect the best out of yourself and strive for greatness within.

  5. The redwood trees reached to the clouds like skyscrapers. I felt like I was in nature’s version of New York City as I was riding through Big Basin Redwood Forest, California’s oldest State Park. The road was narrow with winding curves that banked left and right around gigantic trees that had stood for thousands of years.

  6. Before the Christmas tree is put away, before the Christmas goodies have all been eaten, before the kids go back to school after holiday break, I take an afternoon to reflect on the previous year.

  7. Discipline. Joy. Believe. Faith. These were my words for 2017. In November 2007, I hired my first coach to help me scale my mortgage business. Her name was Tammy. In January 2008, Tammy encouraged me to have a ‘theme for the year’. This theme, phrase, words, or mantra (however you like to roll) would encompass what I wanted to achieve that year.

  8. Joy... Joy is one of my words for 2017. Honest truthful… I haven’t experienced much joy this year. As I write this, I’m listening to the Jim Brickman Pandora station and a beautiful piano rendition of “To Make You Feel My Love” floats through the air and I get a lump in my throat. Tears find their way to my eyes. Sadness and grief creep in to this space and I’m allowing myself to feel it. No… I’m forcing myself to feel it.

  9. I was invited to speak at INBOUND this year. If you haven’t heard of it (I hadn’t either… don’t feel bad…), INBOUND is one of the largest, most diverse conferences in the space of digital marketing. Over 21,000 people from all over the world converged on Boston, MA at the end of September to hear from inspiring speakers like Brené Brown, Michelle Obama, John Cena, and Lisa Brouwer.

  10. In 1998, I fell in love with a two-tone hunter green and charcoal Heritage Softail with Fat Boy handlebars. This motorcycle was my dreamy iron pony so her license plate read GYDYUP. (Giddy Up was already taken by a 1974 Ford Pickup.) Her soothing romp-romp-romp sounded like the heartbeat of a strong stallion but her road vibration in 5th gear made my hands and feet go numb at 70 mph. I needed a higher gear.

  11. A very confident looking woman marched up to me, looked me right in the eye, stuck her hand out to shake mine, and said “Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Hi! My name is Trish and I wanted to meet you.” Have you ever felt an urge to do something that was uncomfortable?

  12. Sucked into the black hole of Facebook. Searching YouTube for the perfect clip. Binge watching Ozark and Manhunt on Netflix. When we finally look up to take a breath POOF! two hours are gone! Here are four things you can do this week to be productive and GSD... get sh*t done!

  13. Inspiration

    Years of dreaming and months of planning came down to this one point in time. I was sitting on a motorcycle I'd never ridden before, suited up in gear I'd never worn, starting an amazing journey from the biggest city in the United States. Was I nervous? Oh yes... I was scared to death.

  14. Practicing empathy is hard especially because we practice with people… people are complicated. There isn’t a dashboard displaying what we each need most at that very moment in…

  15. My thoughts from Brené Brown’s 3rd class in the Living Brave semester… Empathy and self-compassion… such a simple title but I knew I was in for it. Empathy AND…

  16. Following are my thoughts upon finishing Lesson 2 in Brené Brown’s Living Brave class. Vulnerability is a taboo word in today’s society. Any mention of the word and voices…

  17. I’ve been pondering this quote by Theodore Roosevelt… It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds…

  18. Less thinking. More feeling. These are the words that jumped off the page at me. I just re-cracked the spine on Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, and in the introduction…

  19. Tomorrow, we’ll be starting our journey into a new year. Depending on how last year’s ride went, we’ll either throw our leg over the saddle expectantly or with reservations.…

  20. A few years ago I read the book Journey to the Impossible by Scott Jeffrey. The book found it’s way back into my hands today at a time when I needed words of encouragement. Do…

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