Erin’s Blog

How to Embrace Delivering Positive Feedback

We reviewed the feedback 101 section of the workshop. I covered the 9 positive/affirmative to 1 corrective feedback ratio as part of the 101. I asked if there were any thoughts and noticed a look of concern and mild confusion on a participant’s face.  “I think that...

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How to Change your Beliefs: What’s Useful?

Last night I met my two JAX friends for a hang. There were two options: a Downtown Art Walk or adult coloring at a bar. We choose option 2. Now before “adult coloring” can be construed as something it’s not, it is, rather, exactly what you would imagine: sheets...

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How do you Start a Hard Conversation? Clumsily.

She made a comment that set off an internal cringe. Her explanation of the comment, with full confidence and determination of proving her theory brought the slow rise of the internal double middle-finger. Then she asked a question…and that set me over. Full shut...

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Addressing Uncertainty to Open Up Possibility

Note: I had a conversation with Coco prior to writing and got her permission to share our car ride convo with you all. 😊 I’m Aunt Erin to 7 nieces and 1 nephew. The oldest starts her sophomore year in college in the fall. I’ve made it clear that they will all refer...

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It’s the Little Things… That Can Become GREAT Big Things

Crossing the street on Tuesdays and Fridays have become moments of pure joy for me the past three weeks.  Is there a puppy on the other side of the road, you ask? Someone handing out cash? Ice cream?  Nope. Not even close! The crosswalk light has been activated. ...

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Not seeing what is true. How denial bites us.

We were walking Steve, our dog, down the beach on Sunday. Two large dogs and their humans approached, and the site of Steve had them dragging said humans toward us. I could tell that while they were trying to hold the dogs back, those hounds were way stronger and...

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It’s Not Their Job to Care, It’s Yours

Last week, I had my monthly check-in call with two fellow business owners. There was excitement all around as we heard from Stacey that she had a few sales deals in the pipeline–like really far down the pipeline! Momentum was building! The metaphorical cha-ching...

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Just ask! We’d love to help.

On my walk yesterday, I had Jessica Lorimer in my ears. Her podcast episode I was taking in focused on leveraging relationships in your sales process. Her point about 20 minutes in struck me. She recalled when she was getting her business going, she wanted to make...

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The Fury Files: Too Much Edition

Last night was one of those delayed-plane-sprint-to-the-gate-to-catch-my-connection scenarios. This required two unfortunate events: my having to run, never ideal. Then the thwarting of the million-foot high, one-foot wide escalators at ATL which makes it...

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