Imposter Syndrome: My Secret Weapon

If you have ever felt like a fraud surrounded by your classmates or colleagues, wondering how you’ve ended up among a group of individuals who are superior to you from every perspective, you’re well versed in imposter syndrome. While you stand -- quietly in awe of their superiority -- you hope no one else notices

By |2020-12-11T23:26:29-05:00December 11th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

The Mayflower Compact: An introduction to the Team Agreement

Every team faces moments of uncertainty. Getting teams on the same page is the greatest challenge teams face when navigating difficult situations. The Team Agreement is critical as it grounds the working group with clear expectations, understandings, and norms for how they will work together as a team. When the Mayflower's anchor was set down

By |2020-11-27T13:56:10-05:00November 27th, 2020|Informing|


This may surprise a great many of you, but Special Operators in the military gossip more than the ladies who host ABC’s “The View”. In fact, we have a team for it: “RUMINT” or "Rumor Intelligence".   Where are we deploying to and when?  For how long?  Who got promoted?  Did you hear what happened

By |2020-11-02T11:37:58-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Lessons Learned|

The Struggle is Real

Listen up, Team: I know what you’re thinking.   “It won’t happen to me.”  “I don’t see what the big deal is.”  “I’m not ‘normal.  This tab doesn’t say “ordinary forces’” I’ve chatted with enough new business owners to know what you are thinking about starting your own company…  I know it because I thought

By |2020-09-21T06:29:16-04:00September 21st, 2020|Informing|

3 rules

A couple points before I start this post.  Yes, as an SF guy I know the three rules of SF are 1: Always look cool.  2: Always know where you are.  And 3: If you don’t know where you are, at least look cool.   Also, I normally hate writing lists, but I thought the

By |2020-09-13T18:31:48-04:00September 13th, 2020|Informing|


What’s real wealth?  The newest luxury toys?  A brand-new car or the latest HDTV?  Having enough stable income that you can order all the new Apple products the very day they come out? For many: yes!  100% Nailed it. For the record, I don’t disagree.  I certainly enjoy those things.  But I think I have

By |2020-09-08T18:06:50-04:00September 8th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

The 7 P’s

I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of the 7 P’s.  They’re everywhere and even Anthony ONeal from the Dave Ramsey show tries (but fails) to talk about them.  No offense, Anthony, you try... The 7 P’s as I was taught in the Legion: Proper Planning and Practice Prevent Piss Poor Performance. The most common (and

By |2020-08-23T17:36:04-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Informing|
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