It’s my Birthday!

Candles spell out the traditional English birt...

It’s my Birthday!

That means cake and balloons* for me, but I mention it here because it also means today is the last day to get a discount on your LHF Greenhouse membership.

If you have a project that is stalled, or long for a community of visionary people to help you figure out how to find and do the work you are called to do, I hope you will join us.

Click here for the full invitation, or here to skip straight to the membership levels.

Hope to see you inside!

*Well virtual ones at least.

An opportunity to work with Brené Brown

Edit:  Sorry, this opportunity is over 😦

One of the producers for Katie Couric’s new daytime show e-mailed me about Brené Brown’s upcoming appearance on the show and asked me to pass on this invitation to attend the taping in person.  For more information, about the segment visit

From the e-mail:

We are doing a show all on “Daring Greatly” with Brené and want to fill her audience with fans AND feature some fans as guests on the show to discuss ways they can possibly dare greatly for the first time with Brene’s help. Continue reading

Discovering Your Cognitive Surplus

This summer, I’m turning the Low Hanging Fruit blog over to you.

The only potential downside of this plan is between now and May 30th I need to help you (yes, you personally) see that

  1. you have a valuable  story to contribute, and
  2. you are brave enough to share it.

We should talk!

The easiest way to do that is if you would be so kind as to get in touch with me.  Then, we can talk about you and the amazing impact you are making in your corner of the world and develop a plan for how you can best share that on the internet.  If you are ready to talk, click the link below to schedule a 30 minute chat with me.

I’m ready to chat!

Too Soon?

If the idea of  talking to me one-on-one about the amazing things you are doing kinda makes you want to throw up,  that’s ok.

While I promise I will be absolutely, completely gentle with you– I get how scary it is to put yourself out there–especially the first time.

Would it be easier to talk to me about what your kids are doing? Or what your neighbor is doing?  Or to write a post, take a photo, or make a movie about people who inspire you?

If that’s the case,  I want to hear about it.  Click here to schedule some time to tell me about the amazing people you know.

More Inspiration

I love everything about the story of Caine’s Arcade.  I love how devoted Caine is.  I love how much support he gets from his Dad.  I love the filmmaker who maintained his relationship with his own inner child well enough to recognize genius when he saw it.

Is there a Caine in your world who has something important to teach us?

Tell me about it

I’m still here. . .

A sick cartoon Pig Complete with orange juice ...

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I’ve spent most of the last two weeks taking care of sick people, or being sick myself–which is not super conducive to writing new blog posts.

I’m starting to feel a little better so new material will be coming soon– in the meantime, this snow day post from last year is a great reminder that rest is not a luxury. If you are a human, your body and mind need down time. You can choose to take that time when you feel well and enjoy it, or you can wait until your body goes on strike. Totally up to you.

Not Just for Nonprofits Anymore

Image by Camera Slayer via Flickr

Time to celebrate new directions

I started Low Hanging Fruit Communications with the goal of helping nonprofit leaders learn to use online communication tools to reach their right people with the right messages as quickly as possible.

I love that work, and I will continue to do it.  But as I’ve built stronger relationships with my right people I’ve noticed that while some of you are changing the world as part of a nonprofit, many of you are making your mark via different paths.  As a part of that reflection I’ve come to understand that my work is really about helping passionate people get their messages into the world–especially those who worry their voice is too small to make a difference.   Continue reading