• What happens when you say “hard” and “difficult” dozens of times?

    I had coffee with a new acquaintance and she used the words “hard” and “difficult” at least three dozen times in a 30-minute period. I know because I started counting after the first few. Holding up a mirror Now, before you think I’m mean-spirited, I started counting because I wanted to give her constructive feedback. […]

  • 3 ways to be luckier by the end of the day

    My dictionary says luck is success or failure brought by chance rather than through your own actions. Yes, there’s that kind of luck. Fate. Kismet. Destiny. But there’s a different kind too. The kind of luck that very much depends on the actions you take. Because when it comes to being lucky, there’s plenty you […]

  • If what you focus on multiplies, you’d better think twice

    You’ve probably heard some version of this expression: Whatever you focus your attention on multiplies, expands, grows. But are you using this adage to your advantage? Consider your thoughts over the past hour. What were you focused on? What was the internal dialogue running through your mind? What about during the past week? What were […]

  • Is this your particular form of insanity?

    Our days are full of decisions. Hundreds of choices, big and small. From the mundane of what to wear, what to eat for breakfast, which route to take to work… To the potentially life-altering of whether to change careers, go to counseling or get a divorce, start exercising, make time for creativity… Every single choice has […]

  • Bend, Do Not Break

    Bend with life, but don’t break

      Bend, don’t break. So easy to say. So hard to do when all that feels possible is breaking. Breaking down, not through. Breaking up, not out. Breaking apart. Bend, don’t break. Even though bending, bending, bending seems to take so much energy. While breaking seems easier somehow. Break and you’re done. But the living […]

  • Making things easy

    Here’s my question: How can you make it easier?

    “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” —Warren Buffet There does seem to be a tendency in people (me included!) to make things much more difficult than they have to be. Do you find yourself saying any of these or something similar? I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much […]

  • Do you have a Big Goal?

    I am privileged to work with clients who have amazing, inspiring Big Goals. Starting new businesses, writing books, getting fit and healthy, changing careers, paying off significant credit card debt, taking their businesses to a new level—just to name a few Big Goals. “Make no small plans; they have no magic to stir men’s souls.” […]

  • Do you like to struggle and strain?

    Do you like to struggle and strain?

    I had an interesting revelation during a bike ride: I like going downhill with the wind in my hair much better than straining to get up over the next hill. Do you like the struggle? You could say, “Of course. Who doesn’t like going downhill with no effort better than straining to get up the […]