7 Things Really Stuck People Refuse to Do

by Alli Polin on October 6, 2015


“I’m not stuck, I know what to do,” Jane told me during our first conversation.

“That’s great!” I replied. “Why aren’t you doing it?”


Time to #BreaktheFrame: Life, Leadership and LEGO

by Alli Polin on December 3, 2014

You can break the frame of your leadership and rebuild to create a new vision for the future

I work with people who feel stuck and want to break the frames that are holding them back. Recently, I’ve been playing with ways to look at those frames and use what’s present to create a new world view.  Sitting in my home office, I was looking at my walls and files and noticed a random group of LEGO bricks under a nearby chair.  I began to play with a thought: Where is the intersection among life, leadership and LEGO?


Stretch Goals Should Inspire Not Keep You Stuck

by Alli Polin on October 7, 2014

stretch goals should inspire, not make you feel like a failure

My kids rode their bikes home as fast as they could to tell me their exciting news!  They decided to participate in NaMoWriMo and write a book in the month of November.  The music teacher is leading the charge over lunch and recess and they’d selected a target number of words.  Let’s just say that they set the bar high at 15,000 words each.  I wanted to encourage them, but also didn’t want their goals to keep them stuck or worse, make them quit.  It was up to me to help them find a more inspiring stretch goal, or so I thought.