Entrepreneurs: Focus on 2nd

If you are a world changer (ahem…or a workaholic), chances are you are not going to lose sight of the first priority. It’s the one that keeps you up at night. The one that you talk about. The one that you have trouble getting out of your head. However, your 2nd or 3rd priority (while still important) likely gets far less attention. It’s easy to convince oneself that 2nd or 3rd place is only a degree or two behind 1st place, but then the question becomes – is that really the case?

Entrepreneurs: Are You Losing Your Head?

Here is something we’ve noticed – true entrepreneurs are mission minded, singularly focused, and seem to have the unique ability to invest “whatever it takes” to make the idea work. The other thing we’ve noticed? When those entrepreneurial qualities kick in, other important relationships, responsibilities, and opportunities seem to suffer.

Dealing with the In-Laws

According to Dickinson knowing where to draw the line is important because there are certain things that should be kept private between the couple that may not concern the in-laws. Balance is needed in the relationship with the in-laws so that everyone can get their needs met, making the relationship two-sided instead of one-sided.

How do I answer my child’s difficult questions about Sandy Hook?

There are multiple ways your child could have found out about the shooting at Sandy Hook: from TV, their friends, conversations in the community, or maybe you decided to talk with them about the tragedy. Regardless how they found out about it here are some thoughts to help you navigate the difficult questions your young child might ask.

Do I talk to my child about the shooting at Sandy Hook or not?

After hearing the horrific news of the Sandy Hook shootings, parents and teachers across America are left with the difficult decision of how to handle this tragedy with their children. We want to offer a few thoughts as people are making this difficult decision in schools, households, and in the community.

Help our kids process Sandy Hook

As adults with fully formed brains, we are able to contextualize the events in a timeline that helps insulate us from what we call secondary traumatization. Subconsciously (or sometimes consciously) we remind ourselves that we are safe, that this kind of thing happens rarely, or that we believe in the good of most people to help or rescue if there was a problem. However, children are not developmentally able to do that.

In Laughter We Carried More

This is a series of blogs that Dr. Dickinson wrote after returning from a recent trip to Africa. A few reflections, a few lessons learned. Enjoy the journey.   Stories from Africa: Chapter 5 In laughter We Carried More   In looking back on the trip I noticed that we carried … Read More

Learning from Community

This is a series of blogs that Dr. Dickinson wrote after returning from a recent trip to Africa. A few reflections, a few lessons learned. Enjoy the journey.  Stories from Africa: Chapter 4 Learning From Community   After experiencing Kibera (or a slum in any location) it would be easy to … Read More

A jail without bars

This is a series of blogs that Dr. Dickinson wrote after returning from a recent trip to Africa. A few reflections, a few lessons learned. Enjoy the journey.  Stories from Africa: Chapter 3 A Jail Without Bars   There is no gate to Kibera. There are no bars. The wall surrounding … Read More

Speaking your story

This is a series of blogs that Dr. Dickinson wrote after returning from a recent trip to Africa. A few reflections, a few lessons learned. Enjoy the journey.  Stories from Africa: Chapter 2 Speaking Your Story   Our primary purpose in going to Kenya this trip was to equip the Nurses, … Read More