Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Uber Undercover Boss...or the Things We Say

We landed in Scottsdale, got our luggage, and apped up the Uber dude. (Da Ubahhhh Dude)

Who arrived, post haste, in his 4 door sedan.  Which happened to be a Toyota Camry.

It was a decent size car.  I mean, we could fit in it.  All four of us.

Our luggage?  Not so much.

But, off we went to the Scottsdale Resort, trunk open, luggage threatening to hop out.

The driver was a hoot.

We had so much fun with him.  He even stopped and let us get a flat of water.

He kept trying to tell us he was Texan, and trying to mimic our accents.

But I busted him.  I figured out he was from New York.

He loved that we were messing back with him.

Well, until I told him that we were on Undercover Boss…and that I was the owner of Uber.

He just wasn’t sure if I was telling the truth or lying.  He played along, and did it well.

And we all had fun! 

Tip factor?  High.  And he was worth it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Highest Potential Academy - Scottsdale, Arizona

This past weekend found us attending Marcella Vonn Harting’s Highest Potential Academy.

I have never been so stretched in my life.  And people, I have attended so many trainings and workshops in my profession, it would blow your mind.

If you ever get the chance to attend this convention, no matter your profession or chosen vocation, go.

The speakers were stellar.  Of course, they were gathered together by one of the best of the best, Marcella Vonn Harting, so why wouldn’t that be the case?  She is simply amazing.  Her integrity and diligence in her field is beyond compare.

The topics just…well, I guess the best way to say it is -  my tent posts were stretched.  I think I’ll be digesting all this for a while. 

I love learning.  I’m a curious soul.

I went to the training this weekend for keys to build business, and came away with keys for personal development, which will most likely translate to building in all facets of my life.

So, if you get a chance to attend this seminar, go.

Plan for it.

It is so worth it.

You are worth it.

You are.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Art of Listening

How well do you listen?  I’m asking myself that question, not necessarily you.  But, hey, if the question fits…


I’m wondering how well I listen.

The other day, I had a call from a professional friend who wanted to “catch up.”

I think he really wanted me to catch up on all that had happened with him.

We met in a restaurant,  greeted each other, and sat down. He asked me one question about my family and me.

And in the middle of my first sentence to answer him (and no, it wasn’t a run-on sentence!), he took off about something that had happened in his family.

And he never shut down.

Never. Until it was time to go to our next appointments.

I was listening to him, nodding my head, and waiting to see if he needed help, advice, or what.



I think he just needed to talk.

So, I let him.


I listened.

I had nothing to say, no advice, but that’s good, because he didn’t ask for any.  I think he just needed to debrief.

I’m good with that.

It’s a hard oilfield we work in.

Lord, help me to be a good listener, and a good friend. Give me ears to hear.