3 Big Reasons Why Purpose Leads to Profits

Why are Airbnb, Nike and Patagonia so successful? It starts with purpose. By: Andrew Thomas, Founder, Skybell Video Doorbell   There’s no question that profits are important to any startup or business. Yet the more time I spend in the startup world, the more I realize that profits shouldn’t be our sole focus. I’m learning that profits seem…

In Pursuit of Happiness

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives deep into what makes us happy. By: Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter for U.S News and World Report IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO want to be happy, but people know relatively little about the science behind the emotion. Scientists are only just beginning to grasp how the human brain processes emotion – the…

How To Live Your Truth: Part Three

I love goals and know from experience the power they can have on actually making things happen!! If you have not read the previous two articles please do so and then learn how to put them to work toward accomplishing what you want in life! (Note: All articles are copied verbatim… typos, grammar errors and…

How To Live Your Truth: Part Two

This is a great article. I recommend reading the first one in the series previously posted if you haven’t already. Values are like guardrails. We need them in life, love and even work. Figure out what yours are and then live by them. (Note: All articles are copied verbatim… typos, grammar errors and all. In…

How To Live Your Truth: Part One

This article and the next two to follow in the series are fantastic. If you don’t feel like reading a million books to figure out who you are and what you believe in, just read these articles and you will be well on your way. At TŌDEM, we cannot speak enough about the importance of…

The Truth: You Can (‘t) Have It All.

I can remember a conversation I had with my husband as a semi-newlywed. I was furious about the notion that I had been lied to for years. That when my teachers, parents, peers, the world, told me that I could “Be Anything” and “Do Anything” in my life, that it was all a lie. To…

The Need To Belong

In case you were thinking that making your employees feel like they belong is just “fluff,” just take a few seconds to read this article. It’s a brief informative snapshot of why we as humans feel the need to belong. (Note: All articles are copied verbatim… typos, grammar errors and all. In other words, we…

DON’T Follow Your Passion

At least that’s what Mark Cuban says. “’Instead, pay attention to those things that you devote time to. Double down your investment there.” That statement changed my ENTIRE perspective and finally gave me a direction I felt not only great about but one hundred percent sure about moving toward. I was actually in the shower,…

Great Advice is Global

The author of the following article is actually an entrepreneur and business owner in New Delhi, India. While there’s lots I could add, her advice goes to show that no matter where you are in the world, great leaders put people first, are in touch with cultural shifts, and know what is needed in the…

My American Story

(Posted the day of the presidential election in 2016 to Facebook.)   I wrote this post about a month ago but never shared. Today seemed appropriate. Let’s get back to what we love about each other and not what we hate. I’m not for him. I’m not for her. I’m for US. I grew up…