Alexis Martin NeelyThis Really ucks Me Up Every Time

I sure am glad I overcame my fear and came fully out of the closet about all of what’s really happening in my life. The thing holding me back from it the most has been my fear that the lawyers I serve will read about my bankruptcy, freak out and stop trusting me to deliver great things for them.

Ah, fears. How they hold us back from making the impact in the world we could be making if we just showed up fully as we are! To remind me of that, today, I got this note from one of my lawyer members:
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CEO BlogCelebrate Failure

I had lunch last week with Christina Halpern, the founder of All Star Code ( – check it out, very cool).

She told me that at this very successful training ground, they deliberately, boisterously celebrate FAILURE.


I am so delighted beyond words.

The thinking is: if you are not failing, you are not really in the game. To succeed, you must not only become comfortable with failure, you must embrace and CELEBRATE it! Continue reading

CEO BlogThis Exploded As I Was Drifting Off To Sleep — and the Take-Away

I believe that there is ALWAYS something to appreciate in every moment, in every situation. No matter what.

And, last night as I was drifting off to sleep, deliberately thinking thoughts of appreciation, it hit me in a new way.

Sometimes I pick a category or a specific person or item to appreciate. Last night I fixed upon “the hands that made this.”


Suddenly, my mind exploded as it Continue reading