We all know intuitively that trust is important, but how could I be so bold as to say it is the most powerful economic force? Because without it, we can’t get things done well or on time. Without it, we lose faith and lose hope that things will get better. Without it, marriages, families, partnerships and systems fall apart. How much time and energy do we invest in it? Not enough from where I sit. As a society we are so focused on productivity and getting things done that rel
I have come to learn that failure is never really failure if we allow ourselves to learn the lessons in it. That truth brought so much peace and comfort into my life. What I didn’t realize was that I had spent most of my life avoiding “failure” to the point I never had the opportunity to learn this lesson. I insulated myself, played it safe, and built up enough protection that “failure” was not even an option. I avoided it so much that I over architected my plans and my life.
Discomfort is the price of admission for a meaningful life. I recently heard this from Susan David and thought it aligned perfectly with what our core value of Live with Courage stands for at The Restoration Project. So many of us spend our life searching for comfort and actively putting protections in place to keep us from getting hurt. We acquire and hoard. We achieve and accomplish for our own accolades, even if at the expense of others or what’s best for our planet. We ke
There are many definitions of love and I’ve always been drawn to the idea that love is active, complex, and always evolving. Something bigger than us, a true force of nature that we can’t quite put a definition around. What I know for sure is that love is not easy. It’s not a constant state of roses and rainbows. Love follows the intricacies of life and shows up differently to serve us in ways we don’t even know we need. Sometimes love is encouraging and comforting. Sometimes