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The Shadow Side of Being a Hero

"We each hold the ability within us to be a hero.  But doing this requires us to face the shadows.  It’s not all glory, standing ovations, and victorious celebrations for heroes.  To live a heroic life, one must be able to push through the shadow side."Heather Penny, Ph.D. When’s the last time you witnessed heroic [...]

3 Reasons Why You Need a MeRetreat

"Some areas in my life were actually going great but there was still this heaviness about returning back to my day-to-day life."Heather Penny, Ph.D. When’s the last time you took days – not just hours – for your SELF –to do whatever you wanted? Many of you have heard me talk about MeRetreats – a term I [...]

The risk is worth it. Be All In.

3C Living has many facets including loving well. Loving with strong clarity, clear confidence and resolute courage. It’s a commitment we make to be all in.Heather Penny, Ph.D. I've learned the value of ‘being all in’ through loving a strong man for over 25 years. And being no ‘wilting daisy’ myself, conversations can sometimes get [...]

3C Living for Leaders

Leaders who commit to growing their Clarity, increasing their Confidence, and engaging their Courage live with an authentic strength that inspires people to follow.Heather Penny I was talking to a CEO just yesterday.  We were dealing with a complex issue that had many possibilities for resolve.  But there was no clear path forward.  Although we [...]

6 Staying Powers of Great Leaders

Leaders are "anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.” Brene Brown This definition got me thinking about the leaders that have inspired me and how I would define them:  Who makes me lean in and listen a little closer?  Who makes [...]

#1 Tool to Increase Clarity – it’s not what you think!

clarity/clar-i-ty n. the quality of being clearthe quality of being easily understoodthe quality of being certain or definite When was the last time you saw with crystal clarity?  You held a certainty about the way you understood things.   It’s a good feeling isn’t it?  Clarity is a light that shines the way, while confusion is [...]

Finding the Creative Genius in You!

Life has a way of boxing us in when, out of convenience or self-limitations, or even some skewed duty to others we fail to reach our potential. We often look at the success of others and wonder what their secret is; better support, a stronger financial base, or maybe even dumb luck that allowed them [...]

Creating an Avalanche of Change in 2018 One Snowflake at a Time

New Year’s resolutions don’t seem to really work for me. Instead of a heavy lift with multiple goals that lack direction or the detailed mechanics of ‘how to’, I find that focusing on one word for the year fits how I think and delivers the many micro-successes needed to keep the ball rolling without losing [...]