• I’m not special. You can have this superpower too.

    One of my superpowers is detecting limiting beliefs. They’re rotten for your confidence and your future. You know, thoughts like I’m just not creative or I’m too old to make a career change. Here’s what I believe: There are enough external obstacles out there without putting internal ones in your way too. But this wasn’t […]

  • Isn’t it time to reclaim your energy?

    I just hate tolerations. Those pesky energy drains that have a sneaky way of accumulating. One becomes two becomes many. It’s the conversation you don’t have even though you know you need to. It’s the To Do you leave undone, moving it to tomorrow’s list, over and over. It’s the boundary you don’t set and […]

  • What mindset are you operating from right now?

    It’s easy to get so busy—so caught up in doing—that you go on autopilot and develop a mindset that becomes more about merely getting through the day. When you do things without thinking, it’s easy to develop ways of thinking that don’t serve you. To get off autopilot you need to pause long enough to […]

  • It didn’t occur to me to be embarrassed

    The other day I was browsing at the bookstore. Two women walked by and when they got close to where I was standing, one nearly dragged the other away saying, Oh, I don’t like to be seen in that aisle. It’s just too embarrassing. I was standing in the Self-Improvement aisle. I stood there for a […]

  • Are you hungry, angry, lonely or tired?

    Are you hungry, angry, lonely or tired? It’s time to HALT.

    I don’t remember the first time I heard the acronym HALT, but I do remember it stopped me in my tracks. I thought, Oh, that’s what’s going on when I make decisions that don’t serve me or my best life. When I take actions I later regret. Because when I’m hungry, angry, lonely or tired, […]

  • Here’s what’s on my 3 x 5 card. What’s on yours?

    Want to know what I wrote on my handy 3 x 5 card?

    I don’t always have it all together. My perfectionist tendencies sometimes stop by for an unwelcome visit. Knowing all the latest anti-procrastination strategies doesn’t mean I never procrastinate. I can get stuck in my head. Sometimes wanting to see the entire path keeps me from taking the first step. In short, even though I read […]

  • Who are you?

    A big question for just three little words: Who are you?

    Who are you? It’s a big question for just three little words. What’s your inclination for answering? Is it to state your vital statistics—name, age, marital status, occupation, education level, whether you have kids, etc? Or is it to answer with a question in return: What do you mean, who am I? I’ve found most […]

  • Are you the leader of your life?

    The other day someone said to me, You’ve got it all figured out. While I appreciated the generosity of the thought, I was uncomfortable at the same time. My anti-guru warning light went on. I most certainly don’t have it all figured out. I don’t have all the answers. No one does. In fact, a […]

  • Would you try to change a tire on a moving car?

    Would you try to change a tire on a moving car? Probably not, right? It makes sense to slow down, pull over, take stock, and then make the necessary repairs. The same can be applied to the importance of stopping to assess your life—where you are, where you’re going, and where you need to make […]

  • What unfinished business is nagging at the back of your mind?

    The year is more than half over. 144 days left. What’s your biggest piece of unfinished business? Is it finally getting started on that novel you said you would write this year? Is it training to run a 5K before the year end? Forgiving someone? Getting healthier? Making a career change or changing jobs? Reducing your […]