Have Some Cake and Eat It Too

There’s a popular phrase out there, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” It essentially means that you can’t have two opposing things at the same time. It’s a very useful phrase to remember as we often wish to both have and eat cake in various ways. But there is one way that Read More …

How have your priorities changed?

I realized recently that my priorities have changed quite a bit. How I spend my time has changed as I have gotten older. The things I care about have changed over the past year, four years (since I got married), seven years (since I started SOS Leadership), and so on. Here are some examples of Read More …

Nothing Soft about “Soft Skills”

Often when I talk about the work we do at SOS Leadership, C-level executives and HR professionals will reply with something like this, “Oh, your company helps with soft skills.” The fact that “soft skills” has become a common phrase drives me nuts. Why, you ask? Because there is NOTHING SOFT ABOUT SOFT SKILLS! What’s Read More …

3 Keys to Purpose-Filled Success

This is the Seventh post in our blog series about lessons learned from failures.  Please come back the next two Friday’s as we conclude the series. This weeks post comes to us from Susan Tolles. In the fall of 2009, I was searching for a “new identity” as an over-50 empty-nester who had devoted most Read More …

Lead with a Smile

Over the past few weeks I have spent some time traveling. This means that I spent a good amount of time in airports and on airplanes. This experience can often be one of frustration and negativity for most people, including me. Patience is a virtue that I have yet to master. I am sure you Read More …

Texas Conference for Women: Leyma Gbowee’s Reminder that IT IS POSSIBLE

Today’s blog post by Ana-Cristina González is the fifth in our series about the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Make sure to check out the first,second, third, and fourth blogs in the series. Come back next Tuesday to read the next blog in this series! Ana-Cristina is the Director of Stewardship and Development for Saint William’s Catholic Church in Round Rock. She holds a BS in Read More …

It’s raining positivity!

It is raining today in Austin, Texas where our headquarters is located. It is raining in July in Texas! We must be thankful for days like this because we don’t get many. In July in Texas we are always conserving water because of our lack of rain. People are usually complaining that it is too Read More …