My Story

How I Found Mentors Who Share My Values

How I Found Mentors Who Share My Values

Doing something new is difficult. And the older I get, the less I enjoy feeling incompetent. I have to force myself to accept the beginner stage, embrace failure as an essential step toward mastery and keep trying. It always helps when I can watch someone else, especially when they’re willing to share the mistakes they’ve made and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.

MORE Mother's stories

MORE Mother's stories

My mother, like 1 in 6 women in America, is a rape survivor and that is how she began her motherhood journey. She gave up on school and a professional career to be with her kids. There was no dilemma when it came to work and family for my mother. Her top priority was and has always been, her kids. Behind every mother's day is a woman's story. I captured a little bit of my mother's story on The New MORE podcast this week. What is your mother's story?

My Moment: How motherhood helped me understand the value of time

My Moment: How motherhood helped me understand the value of time

There's always more to do than there is the time to do it. And when you have children it feels like everything is moving at double the pace. Most of us don't notice it, because we're running on autopilot — until life happens and we're forced to step back and reflect on the things we've missed. And the value of time. 

Battle scars and fresh perspectives on fatherhood and business

Battle scars and fresh perspectives on fatherhood and business

Balance in life. Harmony in business. Equality in marriage.In a perfect world, sure.

But Phillip Oakley, founder of Common Giant, a branding and marketing agency in North Carolina, has learned the world is far from perfect and life is far from neat. The father of two has come through significant life changes with a few battle scars — and a fresh perspective on parenting and business.