• 8 ways you’re sabotaging your success (right now)

    Are you starting a project or getting some new venture underway? Maybe you’re launching a new program, creating a new product, or leading a new initiative within your department at work. External factors might get in the way of your success. But just as likely is YOU getting in your own way. While self-sabotage can […]

  • 10 things to do after a setback

    There are all the inspiring quotes about setbacks: Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. —Winston Churchill Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. —F. Scott Fitzgerald Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. —Dale […]

  • Garbage in, garbage out: Be careful what you ask

    Our brains are wired to answer questions. Where do you need to give yourself permission? What will increase your chance of success? If you knew you could not fail, what would do? What strengths can you leverage? See what I mean? You couldn’t help but start to formulate answers. Our brains just go to work […]

  • Oops, I just lost a bunch of work and have a choice to make

    I’m in the midst of creating a course I plan to launch in October. More about that in the coming weeks. But that’s not what this post is about. No, this is about what happened last week when I lost 30+ hours worth of video recording and editing work. I won’t get into the technical […]

  • What if you’re creating the wrong results?

    It used to be a struggle to create the results I wanted in my life. I’ve always been a big fan of setting goals, so that wasn’t the problem. No, something else was going on. I would set a goal and take action, but then struggle to gain traction and sustain momentum. It turns out […]

  • The trap of “all or nothing”: If it can’t be perfect, why bother?

    Black or white. Good or bad. You’re perfect or you’re a loser. Is All or Nothing thinking your particular brand of self-sabotage? Is your mantra, If it can’t be done to perfection or the nth degree, then why bother? If you’re a perfectionist, the absolute of All or Nothing thinking is the air you breathe. Here’s […]

  • Are you stuck in a setback?

    I recently saw an advertisement for a car that said, “Takes bumps easily.” Oh, to be that car! So often we don’t take bumps easily. We can’t see past the bump. We get stuck in the bump. We relive the bump. We let the bump define us. After the setback I’ve noticed two distinct reactions […]

  • Here are your 7 keys to sustaining momentum

    One of my all-time favorite quotes is related to momentum. Frances Willard said: The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.  Intuitively we know momentum is needed to achieve a Big Goal. It helps us steer clear of distractions and bounce back from […]

  • Is it the right goal and is it YOUR goal?

    Are you tired of setting goals you don’t achieve? Are you worn out by missing the target for what you want most in life? Goals are great when you set yourself up for success in achieving them. Otherwise, unmet goals leave you feeling discouraged and doubting your abilities to succeed. Here’s a litmus test for […]

  • What's the golden nugget?

    I love this question: What’s the golden nugget?

    What’s the golden nugget? I love this question because it can be applied anywhere, anytime. I dare you to find a situation or struggle, a success or setback where asking this question won’t produce a gem. Lesson learned I define a golden nugget as the most important lesson, but everyone has their own definition. I’ve […]