Leading Through Hard Times: Part 2

In Oklahoma, we are used to having a lot of severe weather threats over the spring months. During these months, we pack a storm shelter bags with necessities and treats (to bribe the kids if needed to venture down into the shelter), and I watch the weather app a lot.  But often times, these big…

Leading Through Hard Times: Part 1

What do the following businesses all have in common? *Cue the Jeopardy background music* Most people don’t know that each of these giant companies started in or around economic recession or depression. That’s right. In fact, half of the companies in the Fortune 500 index were started in a bear market or recession.  Innovation and hope…

Fight for your Finish Line

The last thing I dreamt of doing was WALKING the last half of my marathon as there were hundreds of children lining the street to cheer while a mariachi band played festive music, and bystanders waved poster boards with motivational quotes along the path. If that wasn’t enough, there was a stunning view of the…

Make 2020 Mean Something

Without a doubt, several things have happened this year that are out of our control that could serve as distractions. From a presidential impeachment to a global pandemic, civil unrest, a busy hurricane season, the loss of a Supreme Court Justice, the list could go on and on.  Negativity will go as far as you…

Are you a dreamer or a doer?

This week, we want to make sure you’ve heard one of our best Loveworks secrets… did you know Loveworks hosts the weekly Dreamers and Doers Facebook livestream and podcast?  At Loveworks we believe that you are never too young to be a dreamer and that you are never too old to get started working on…

Fit In or Stand Out?

When you know who you are, it doesn’t matter what you are not. Sometimes I wonder if I enjoy Pixar movies as much as my kids… or more?  The movies are always amazing, but something I look forward to are the short films they show prior to the full movie. In just a matter of…

What To Do With Social Media?

What To Do With Social Media?  Does the era of your first interaction with the internet and social media feel like a time warp? Sometimes I could give myself whiplash just thinking about it. Do you remember the screeching sound of the internet trying to make a connection, followed by the words “you’ve got mail?”…

Frustration vs. Forward Progress

Have you ever felt that tinge of discouragement when working towards something that does not seem to be making much progress?  >>> I’ll raise my hand! It’s fun to try new things and pursue your passion, but getting started is often the easy part. Then the real work starts.  Maybe your throat is sore from…

Just Keep Swimming

I hear the concern from many parents about the impact of the current season and the impact it will have on their children. This has been a perfect storm of a global pandemic, isolation, physical distance from friends, and the intense tension of a very divided nation. It can feel like too much for anyone,…

How are You?

Most greetings and meetings begin with the ritual of asking someone how are you? How many times have you heard the response of “I’m good” or “ Doing fine”? Have you ever felt annoyed when you were having a hard day and someone goes through the motion of asking you that basic question? Especially, when…