There are just some things in work and life that feel forced and the effort significant.  It causes you to pause and ask – “is this the best way forward?”  Don’t get me wrong – hard work and effort are hallmarks of leaders, however mindful leaders create the space to reflect and surround himself/herself with people to help identify easier, more effortless paths forward.

It’s like the canoe ride with the rise of the wind – with a simple make shift sail you can glide through the water effortlessly. So simple, inexpensive and creative – a  paddle, tarp and string – shifts your paddling experience from one of effort to one of ease.  The same destination but a ride that is much more enjoyable and creative causing others to say, “Hey, why didn’t I think of that?”