WHY WASTE WORRY?

After a sleepless night tossing and turning, I realized that all the worry in the world wouldn’t change what I was feeling anxious about. At 3 AM everything can be something to worry about, right? In fact, all the tossing and turning didn’t make the potential “what ifs” I was fretting about magically solve themselves. Worries have…

“I COULD DO THAT … BUT DO I REALLY WANT TO?”

“Well, I could do that …” How often do you find yourself saying this to friends, family and even at work? This might be the answer you give when some well-meaning person suggests a course of action for you to take. It may be about your business, your relationships, or even the vision they have…

Do What You Love, So You Can Love What You Do

Get a life. Get a hobby. All work and no play … You love your work, to the point it doesn’t feel like work. but let’s face it – it is. It’s important to take a break and schedule in some leisure time. Some time away from your work, so you can get back to…

The Power of Making (and Keeping) a Commitment

It seemed so easy to say yes to the Your Turn Challenge a couple of weeks ago. But, as the time got closer, I found myself getting ready with excuses and reasons why I couldn’t/wouldn’t complete the challenge. On the surface, the challenge was pretty straightforward Write everyday for 7 days and share it in…

The most important minute of your day!

How do you frame your day? It’s been said that the first few minutes after you wake up in the morning can shape your day, for better, or for worse. Consider these two examples to see what I mean, OK? In the first, you wake to a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree-birds-chirping kind of day, with nothing more than…

Take a Summertime Break!

” In summer, the song sings itself.” ~ William Carlos Williams   Working with my clients all week, I noticed that many were singing a similar song: “Summer is half over, and I haven’t had time to relax, play, or enjoy it the way I had hoped.” One even went on to say, “You know…

Shifting the Story

“Snap out of it!” ~ Mary Engelbreit Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with a wonderful, smart, and wise-beyond-her-years three year old. and I was in awe of how masterful she was in shifting her energy. One minute she was crying bitter tears over some (perceived) injustice, the next minute happily…

The Artistry of UnCluttering…

“The art of moving forward lies in knowing what to leave behind.”  ~ Seth Godin When my daughter Bridget came to visit last weekend, she noticed how stuck and stagnant my energy was, and her observations were spot-on. Her solution, and one that I know to be a very powerful un-sticker, was to clear some…

Romancing Your Business

“We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” ~ Georg Hegel February has been known as the love month. (Of course, ideally, every month of the year is, but that’s another story.) So, this week, I’d like for you to take a good look at your relationship with your…

The Practice of Patience

“Patience is a virtue. Have it, can you?” ~ Bridget Baker, age 3 How many times have you wanted something to come your way, only to be reminded of the importance that patience plays in your life? Learning a new skill, building a business, waiting for that creative spark all require that we be patient….