Practice UX on Your Home Turf

Give yourself permission to practice UX every day Progress takes practice. You have to work at it every single day. Regardless of your circumstances, when you practice UX every day, you: Build empathy with your colleagues Better meet your customers’ needs Become more strategic in your approach Make more informed design decisions Resolve conflicts with [Keep Reading…]

We’re All in the Same Boat

Friend, I tell you this because I think you need to hear it: You have to make yourself. We all do. Everyone has to grind it out in places that don’t get what we do or why it matters. Even the greats…especially the greats! But the ones who ultimately succeed don’t wait around for someone [Keep Reading…]

Do You Give Yourself Permission?

Whether you’re my best friend or we’ve never even met, I know a secret about you: you’re capable of more than you realize. How can I be so sure? Because the 70+ people I’ve coached over the last 14 months have proven it to be true. Over and over and over again, I watch people [Keep Reading…]

I Need Help

Originally published on the Pastry Box Project one year ago today on September 10, 2014 If you want something done right, do it yourself. That’s what we’re taught anyway. So we hone our self-reliance over a lifetime of hardship. We convince ourselves of others’ inadequacy and marvel in our own superiority. Everyone else is simply [Keep Reading…]

Lean On

Originally published on the Pastry Box Project one year ago today on August 10, 2014 I haven’t been sleeping well lately. I’ve had a lot on my mind. Building my coaching business. Finding a new place to live. Trying to buy a sailboat. Negotiating contracts on upcoming speaking gigs. Rewriting a book proposal for what [Keep Reading…]

Because I Didn’t Smile

Originally published on Medium two years ago today on July 23, 2013 “You haven’t smiled even once today,” he growls at me. “Yes I have.” “No…you haven’t.” And I sulk some more. So what if I’ve been lost in thought today? I have a lot going on. There’s a lot on my mind. Why do [Keep Reading…]