Becky’s Blog

Very Zoomy Days

Since mid-March 2020, we’ve all been working remotely and adjusting to the seemingly daily changes in how we are supposed to shop, work and interact. It has become a very virtual world as most meetings are held using video conference tools like Zoom. If I read this in...

Pass The Mic

Since we went 100% remote, I have been creating daily video posts for our team. I thought that a daily message would help keep our mission and core values in front of people and let them see that I, too, sometimes wear my pajamas pants while on video conference calls...

Art and the Ego

I’m working on a leadership class that will meet twice monthly for 6 months. It is for entrepreneurs who have not had the same access that I have had to courses and materials that are costly and limited, and at times, by application only - aka, for people who are...

What Everyone’s Dealing With

In a few days’ time, we went from our normal way of working to working 100% remotely due to the Coronavirus. News outlets are sharing updates every hour or so. We’ve been told a wave of illness is coming and that we are responsible for keeping the infection curve flat...

Letting Go

I am fortunate to be a part of a monthly CEO group called Vistage. Each month we get together for a full day and listen (and learn) from an expert on topics like economic trends, human resources and succession planning. The speakers present for about four hours and...

Storytime

I was raised by parents who read to us every day. On family camping trips there were always scary stories told around the fire and, on occasion, a parent hidden in the woods who would run at us screaming right at the most frightening moment in the tall tale. Screams...

#NotADream

I found myself looking over the ledge. From 130 stories up, the cars looked like toys. It was dark and windy and I could feel the danger of Mother Nature’s gusts paired with a 6 inch slab of concrete to which my feet were clinging. Stepping back to the safety of the...

Close Your Eyes to See More Clearly

Recently during a yoga class, the instructor encouraged us to keep our eyes closed for longer than is the norm. I followed her instruction and found myself not only losing my balance when standing on one leg but also losing a good bit of distraction. When my eyes are...

The In-Between

I’m a fan of most Steven Spielberg movies. I like a plot with an expected good ending that is full of close calls. When the moon is full and the sky is clear, I look up to catch a glance of ET on the bike with Elliott. I can’t, however, handle anything Steven King;...

When The Chips Are Down

I was listening to an interview on business best practices and the interviewer asked, “What is the best way to tell if someone has high integrity?” That got my attention. Begin honest and trustworthy - and surrounding myself with people who have similar thoughts on...

Bridging the Fear Gap

A few months ago my husband, two friends and I hiked down the south side of the Grand Canyon. We had been training for months, carrying heavy packs with our food, water and camping gear. With about a mile to go to the campsite, we came across a gorgeous bridge...

Disconnecting and the Art of Downtime

As I write this, I’m flying. I connected to Wi-Fi as soon as I could, on my laptop and my phone. It’s 5:45am and I’m signed on to IM, just in case someone needs to get in touch with me. Good grief – I am not that important and things can wait, but the allure of...