The Zucchini Lesson: Lead By Not Doing

My 12 year old son was helping me with dinner. I laid out the cutting board and two zucchini, and asked him to slice them up – something he had never been asked to do himself.

He started with the washing. Was there something to wash them with? No, I said, just wash them with water this time because we’re all out of veggie wash. He did.

Next was the knife selection. Was there a certain knife he should use? I replied simply that he should choose one of his own liking, any out of the knife block. After examining a few, he opted for a rather thin carving knife.Read More »

A Hustle-what???

Hustleberry!

Hustleberry. Inspired by the notion that the best ideas start out small and can happen fast.

When thinking about blogging, the biggest deterrent for me was the time commitment. I coach some pretty big teams who are building amazing things, and I am constantly reading and learning something that I hope will help me to serve them better. I run a bespoke fashion label that I have had for 16 years, and have┬ávery patient, diligent seamstresses who still need me to manage their work, release new lines, and make sure they get paid. I am married to a rock star (not kidding) who travels the world performing his music and giving lectures at universities about the importance of questioning authority and doing what your soul tells you is right even when it is not popular. Most importantly, we also have two children, ages 11 and 15 (update: they’re now 16 and 21 as of 2020!).

When was I going to write about anything that would really be of value to others? Doesn’t that take hours of time?

My poor overwhelmed brain could not handle the thought of yet another claim on my time. I placed an immovable obstacle in front of blogging, telling myself that it was simply not possible for me to give back to my community in that way.

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