Run To The Fire (5YTL)

We all know that firefighters are tasked with running into live fires.  It is an insanely difficult job, and I am glad it is not mine.  After all, the fire is where the danger is.  The fire is also where people have the greatest opportunity to make a difference. A few years ago, when I had the pleasure of attending Donald Miller's Storyline Conference in Nashville, I learned that a big part of his life's mission is to "save many lives."  He teaches that our lives are stories, and well-crafted...

Your Imposter Syndrome Is Actually An Imposter (5YTL)

Have you ever felt like an imposter? The truth is that everyone has felt like this at one point or another throughout their lives and careers.  The imposter syndrome is that voice inside your head who knows you better than anyone else in the world.  It's the voice that says "Who Do You Think You Are?"  It's that voice that lets the negativity of others into your head and begins to build truth with it.  The good news is that this voice isn't you, and it doesn't speak for you.  It is an IMPOSTE...

Who Do You Think You Are? (5YTL)

Someone is going to ask you one or more of these questions one day: "What makes you different?" "What makes you stand out?" "What makes you uniquely qualified to...?" "Why should I trust you?" "How can you make a difference?" "Why are you calling me?" "Who do you think you are?" When someone asks you this type of question, it's best to assume that they want a sincere and honest answer.  Many folks are put off by these types of questions and look like they never expected to be ...

Be Yourself, Not Someone Else (5YTL)

Crayfish in attack posture!
Have you ever paused for just a moment to realize you're playing a role and not being your true self? If you've never had that experience, congratulations (or Good for You, as my friend Christine would say)!  Unfortunately, a lot of people find themselves playing a role that doesn't speak to their true selves, and it most often comes across as fake, false, lacking sincerity, or any number of descriptors that fit the bill. I've been in the middle of a conversation before and realized that m...