Leadership is a Privilege

Leadership is a Privilege

Leadership is a privilege, understanding this rule will allow you to get beyond yourself.

  • While the leader should lead the ship, the team, the project, all while building the relationship.
  • A leader may ask –how do you do that?
  • First, you assume nothing, you teach and ask everything in a non-threatening yet conversational way that gives you the needed insight. For a seasoned leader will see the void, the disconnect, the need to ask more questions and gain the understanding to learning how to build the bridge in getting from point A to point B.

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The Bumblebee is Unable to Fly

According to the theory of aerodynamics…the Bumblebee is unable to fly.


This is because the size, weight, and shape of its body in relation to the wing spread, which would make flying impossible. But…no one could tell the bumblebee these profound scientific truths…so he goes ahead and flies anyway…and he manages to make a little honey every day.

As a child all I ever talked about was being a nurse – and helping people. Perhaps that was because, I was everyone’s caretaker – it wasn’t make believe or pretend – it was the real deal. It was what everyone wanted me to be.

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My nick name was “pit-bull” in the trades…

Pit Bull
Yeah, that’s right I was in the trades, I ran construction-welding crews. The name “pit-bull” was given to me by one of the top Construction Engineering companies in Cleveland, Ohio.

My passion and values came out in everything I did –
I didn’t take no for an answer –
Being off budget and not on time was not in my vocabulary –
Cutting corners and sub-standard work was not acceptable –

I was who you called in to find the problem and fix it. Project management was my niche’ I was working in my strength zone – planning, seeing every detail, being ten steps ahead of the problem with the ability to think and act outside the box.

I was in my zone when it came to project management.

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Invisible but invaluable what a great heartfelt moment

Invisible but invaluable what a great heartfelt moment, to read those words when an unexpected note of gratitude comes your way, it makes you stop for a moment as you try and recall the moment that you were just being you, yet someone noticed.

The emotional tank is filled as you read:

“Wanted to say thanks for packing my mental and emotional parachute many, many times last year!

You are a great person and a super friend

With Love Lorri”

It was Monday June 1st 2001 at 2:36pm, when that note came in with this story attached.

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Out with the old-In with the new

A time of reflection

It’s a time of reflection, of contemplation on where you’ve been, what you’ve learned and where are you going…

It’s a time to wake up, seeing each sunrise as a new beginning by saying: This is my day of opportunity, let it begin, for today I am uncovering all my hidden gifts, moving towards a new direction with new possibilities…

Are you with me? Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What would I pursue if there were nothing in my way and anything was possible?
  2. Who and where do I want to be?
  3. Am I utilizing the gifts to the fullest that infinite intelligence has given to me?

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From Analysis to Perception being able to whistle with a shoe full of slush…

Whistle with a shoe full of slush...

-how about you? Would you still be whistling Dixie if you had a shoe full of slush? Want to know the secret, “it’s your perception, your philosophy on life.” Yup it’s really that easy

Here’s what I know for sure: “your journey begins today with a choice to walk by faith, to step out, step up, and live life with intent.” -Vicki Tomlinson

I have a dream, and anyone who knows me knows my deepest desires of that dream. On April 1st 2013 (NO JOKE) Time & Abundance became a legal entity, while it had been in motion for over 14 years. It became real on April 1st, 2013. Based on 2 Corinthians 8:13-15 Continue reading

What You Focus On Grows


“FOCUS: The Art of Doing One Thing Well” teaches you the surprisingly simple truth behind discovering and achieving “what’s most important to you and moving it forward”

Houston, TX, August 5, 2014– Vicki Tomlinson, coach, facilitator, and strategist, teaches you how to hit your business, personal, and financial goals with absolute certainty.

Vicki knows, knowing is not enough to accomplish your dreams and goals.

We learn by seeing – with this hands on workshop in one day you’ll discover, and transform how you identify, and focus on your top priorities, reduce stress levels, apply and learn the secret ingredient to a goal-setting process that gets results. Workshops are currently in Houston with both day and evening workshops to fit your schedules. For corporate and private workshops contact us directly to schedule. For dates, time and location go to the web-site or email Vicki.
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The Legendary Pickle


In Old World Germany, the last decoration placed on the Christmas tree was always a pickle…carefully hidden deep in the boughs. Legend has it that the observant child who found it on Christmas Day was blessed with a year of good fortune…and a special gift.

Where are your dreams, goals and visions hidden?

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I have to get it right the first time


Perfectionism, the “I have to get it right the first time” syndrome.

PerfectionismI know, I wanted to make my first blog posting brilliant the first time out. While it was a nice idea, it just didn’t work out that way. I didn’t pose the question, I didn’t let you the readers know Sandy is a real client that wanted to share and get feed back to her frustration to writing and selling her vision.

NO!! The way perfectionism works, is it ties you up in knots, sending you fleeing from your desk, spinning in circles, making you so crazy you can’t think straight, let alone write.

Hmmm – and then it suddenly dawns on me that is exactly why I created “the Uptown Ladies Club” to mastermind. I don’t need to be a perfectionist. I need to be transparent, to share my thoughts, and get the insight of others, and at the same time, remember to not let my passion cloud my judgment thinking I have to have all the answers.

Perfectionism leads to paralysis
This leads to procrastination


Creating a vision in a microwave world

Creating a vision in a microwave worldDear Sandy,

Our conversation creating a vision in a microwave world left me in a bit of a quandary. As we listed the instant examples that our culture has become accustomed to, from microwave cooking, to fast passes at Disneyland so we don’t have to wait in lines, to being annoyed if the speed of our internet connection is not blazing fast, and we used to think dial-up was fast.

Oh my gosh!! I couldn’t agree with you more when you said

“instant everything is a mindset for failure.”

Do you think that’s why we don’t have clarity of outcome? I know I need and enjoy my downtime to think, reflect, pray, write, review, ponder and call you to discuss the ripple effects. Some of my best and deepest conversations were during the planning stages. Even our conversations today are instant, text messaging, email, and twitter. Are we loosing the ability to communicate? How do you share you visions and dreams in a world of 140 characters or less?

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