The Official Drop the Ball Book Trailer

I can't believe it. Today is the day Drop the Ball hits the shelves, which is the perfect time to release this book promo created by the supremely talented duo of filmmaker Lisa Cortes and illustrator Liza Donnelly. I get asked all the time, "What does it mean to drop the ball? What is your book about?" And while I can now tell you to run out, buy a copy, and experience it for yourself—I'm thrilled to share this video to give you a sneak peek into the story of my book.

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Tiffany's Epiphanies: Couple's Compass

This is a big week for me and my family. My book, Drop the Ball, will be released tomorrow (!) on Valentine's Day and it's dedicated to my husband, Kojo. We've been married for 20 years, so I'm often asked, "What's your secret?" Here's one big thing I've realized: In order to find the North Star in your partnership, you'll need a Couple's Compass. What's a Couple's Compass? A set of criteria you use to guide your decision making. Find out the questions Kojo and I ask ourselves to figure out what matters most to us as a couple. 

Drop the Ball in Order to Elevate

I've been told (and I agree) that I have the best title in the world: Chief Leadership Officer. For the past four years Levo, the fastest growing network for millennial professionals, has provided me the opportunity to invest in the next generation of innovators. My job is to ensure that our products and programming are fulfilling our promise to elevate their careers and to help them create lives they are passionate about. This week I was honored to sit down with our curriculum specialist Maxie McCoy, to do a FB Live about the secrets to dropping the ball, my home control disease, and figuring out what matters most to you.

Watch our conversation below and don't forget to follow me on Facebook—I am so fortunate to be having amazing conversations LIVE with some truly amazing women. 

One Week Away: It's Time to Love Yourself and Drop the Ball

This is the story of my book writing journey (warning: there are some tears!). More than two years ago I set out to write a book that would help women (and the men who love them) flourish at work and in life. My publishing date, February 14, 2017, always seemed like an eternity away, but now, in one week, Drop the Ball will finally be on shelves.

This is the moment that matters. Please pre-order Drop the Ball for yourself or for your friend who could use a little help right now. Together, let's get this book into the hand's of every woman who needs to learn to let go. 

Finally...

Meet Sara. She's the first person to buy my forthcoming book, Drop the Ball, and to ask me for the first signing. We met at the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose this week, where I launched the #droptheball book tour. It was incredible—books were sold out in minutes after my talk. I embarked on this book journey more than two years ago because I owed women an answer to the most frequent question I receive, "How do you manage it all?" I felt that by telling my story and that of other women who have learned to release unrealistic expectations that I could better support women to flourish at work and in life. I've spent most of this time writing, editing, and marketing. Now we get to the reading part. I'm ecstatic that Drop the Ball is finally in the hands of the women I'm here to serve.

Tiffany's Epiphanies: A Vantage Point Can Be a Vantage Football Field

Here's my story of how a mouse + a glue trap gave me a lesson in perspective. We all approach situations with different knowledge and perspective. When you think about it, it's a miracle two people can ever be on the same page at the same time. Watch and use this info the next time you are delegating a task (or having a debate); it's one trick to being an effective communicator. 

 

We Did It

On January 21, 2017, more than 1 million people in Washington, DC and 5 million people around the world marched in solidarity. We marched for the rights of all women, which meant we also marched for the rights of people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, immigrants, and people of all religious faiths. You can watch more of my march reflections here. While it was the largest one-day protest in US history, this is not a one day movement. As the Women's March mission statement reads: We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society.

There are many next steps: Join organizations like your local Urban League or Planned Parenthood, send women to VoteRunLead and Ready to Run to launch their own political campaigns, and get action reminders through Calls For Change. But the most important thing I encourage each of us to do is to keep marching.

 

 

Tiffany's Epiphanies: The Mommy Wars Are Over

Listen up, everyone: The Mommy Wars Are Over. I'm saying it right now. The reality is that all mothers are working. Some of us are paid; some of us are not paid. The term "stay-at-home mom" is so antiquated—what mom who doesn't have an "office job" is really staying at home all day? These are the women who pick up a lot of my dropped balls. I couldn't do what I do without them and I am forever grateful.

My Brilliant Family

This one goes out to my incredible family—Kojo, Kofi, and Ekua—who managed to be hospitable, charming, and photogenic for an entire day while a New York Times photojournalist shadowed us for this week's Sunday Routine. I'm a typical mom of siblings, which means on most days I should be donning a black and white striped shirt and a whistle to referee the arguments. There were none. And my husband, who values our Sunday downtime, was warm and graceful despite having to be "on." Of course the day turned out to be unforgettable, mostly due to the indelible Michelle Agins, who has been honing her lens for over 40 years. How she's able to be such a powerful presence and simultaneously a "fly on the wall" is astounding, but that's probably how she earned her Pulitzer. It was a lesson in poise under pressure for us all.