November 26, 2017 theadventuresofdd

I got a tattoo this month. An entrepreneur tattoo. On purpose. And with meaning. I’d been thinking about what I wanted for my tattoo for years. I have one, from college – my zodiac sign, but it’s on sideways. (Not on purpose.) I’d been planning out a lotus flower tattoo with my friend Sarah – and that one will come. But – I’d decided on getting some coordinates to a place that was VERY meaningful to me. And I’d found just the right person to do it. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have noticed that…

July 12, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Hey all! It’s been a pretty crazy few months, I’ve been tackling a load of projects and since this is kind of my “I do it for myself” page, it gets pushed to the bottom of the barrel. However, I’ve learned a few important lessons in the past few months about taking risks, being rejected, and realizing what you think you want is not really what’s best, and I thought it was a good message to share –  I know DD from 10 years ago would love to hear what I am about to say. This is been an interesting…

April 20, 2017 theadventuresofdd

We’ve been having a lot of discussions about effective communication in our workplace this month. I think it’s important to have that discussion in general, in all aspects of your life and your interpersonal relationships – to check in and make sure you are getting the most out of your time here on this planet. It doesn’t always go so well – because understanding people’s love languages + personalities is something that is very difficult to understand- however with a little love + understanding, these are things that can be overcome. Me personally, I am a people pleaser, a keeper…

March 24, 2017 theadventuresofdd

YO YO YO! I’ve kind of been slacking on the deep thoughts the past few weeks, but trust me – I’ve had LOTS of deep thoughts. Get ready, because they are coming your way soon. In the meantime,  I came across this article today, and I thought it was worth sharing. Here are 10 habits to improve your life. Life is precious and fleeting, and the problem is, we always think we have time. This year has been kind of an existential crisis for me, and I am slowly realizing that time, and my body, will not afford me the…

September 21, 2016 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

AH! I love Tony Robbins. and I love this article he posted. “Instead of Uber, think of Netflix. When Netflix started, Blockbuster thought it seemed insignificant. Who would want to wait for DVDs to arrive? Blockbuster didn’t anticipate where the future of watching movies was going; when Netflix came to them to sell their business and Blockbuster declined. If Netflix had started out targeting Blockbuster’s core market, it’s likely the video rental giant would have launched “a vigorous and perhaps successful counterattack,” explains Christensen. But because of the time that disruption requires, Blockbuster didn’t realize it was under threat until…

September 19, 2016 theadventuresofdd

I love this article.It opened up a lot of conversations for me – and gave me a bit of insight into myself and I needed to share. It’s interesting how we are all manipulative to ourselves and we are not aware. I hope this opens up some conversation for you! Link to Elephant Journal “When we were growing up, we were taught that certain behaviors were “good” and certain behaviors were “bad.” We learned that the “good” behaviors resulted in our parents loving and approving of us, and “bad” behaviors resulted in disapproval and feeling unloved. For us small, sensitive children,…

September 11, 2016 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

Link to article If you want to get anything done, there are two basic ways to get yourself to do it. The first, more popular and devastatingly wrong option is to try to motivate yourself. The second, somewhat unpopular and entirely correct choice is to cultivate discipline. This is one of these situations where adopting a different perspective immediately results in superior outcomes. Few uses of the term “paradigm shift” are actually legitimate, but this one is. It’s a lightbulb moment. What’s the difference? Motivation, broadly speaking, operates on the erroneous assumption that a particular mental or emotional state is necessary to complete…

November 13, 2015 theadventuresofdd

Link to Hubspot 13 Habits of Incredibly Curious People (And Why It Matters In Business) 1) They love to learn. 2) They live to solve problems. 3) Questions don’t scare them. 4) They’ll talk about anything. 5) Virtually nothing bores them. 6) They question everything. 7) They don’t mind extra hours. 8) They’re self-motivated. 9) They keep it positive. 10) They’re naturally empathetic. 11) They love to achieve. 12) They’re creative. 13) They stay in the moment.