Burn the Ships

Burn the Ships

There is a story about Herman Cortes and his expedition to Mexico that involves lots of drama, and eventually leads Cortes to find out his crew plans a mutiny against him and wants to leave him in Mexico and return to Cuba. Finding out about this plan, Cortes made a...
The Fire is Burning.

The Fire is Burning.

I love the Burn the Ships reference Erika wrote about last week. Love it. Isn’t that kind of commitment inspiring? When you light the match and hold it to the proverbial ship it does more than just take your commitment to the next level. True, there’s no turning back...
Get Motivated.

Get Motivated.

It’s so hard sometimes, isn’t it? Seems like you can be groovin’ on an idea one minute then blank the next. Or you have something you know you need to do and just can’t find a way to get started. This happens to me. In fact it did just recently. Our team has been hard...
Why it Matters to Be Brave

Why it Matters to Be Brave

A few days ago I was on the phone with one of our amazing clients. He’s in the process of launching a new business and BrightSpot has the honor of walking beside him through the process. As we chatted, I was struck by his honesty and vulnerability as he described the...
Leadership Check-In

Leadership Check-In

Last night, my hubs and I were catching up on episodes of our favorite show, The Profit. If you run, or are employed by, a small business, I HIGHLY recommend you watch this show.  The idea behind the show is business guru, Marcus Lemonis, goes into struggling...
What’s In a Brand?

What’s In a Brand?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking to the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Thought Leader’s group at their annual retreat. The topic was centered on  your personal brand and how to show up powerfully…a topic that I really love! During...