A LITTLE SPECKLE AND A LITTLE POP

 My yarn is wound, my needles are ready and I am impatiently – and excitedly –  waiting for tomorrow to begin the spectacular 2017 MKAL journey that Stephen West – of Westknits fame – will take us on. This is my fifth year participating, and I am always amazed, surprised and inspired by his creativity, and at…

BE YOU

As an entrepreneur, sometimes there is a struggle between who we think we should be to attract clients and customers and who we are authentically. This week alone I have heard some version of this multiple times from clients, and colleagues too. (And, maybe my own inner critic has mumbled something to me as well.)…

Can you hear Inspiration calling?

I’ll admit it – I have days when it feels easier to hide under the covers and just avoid trying to force creative ideas to appear.  I can bargain with myself, rationalize, compromise, fret, worry and still nothing happens. I might even take a nap while I’m at it. Maybe you’ve felt this way too? For many…

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE SUPERPOWER

It’s there – inside each one of us. Creativity. No matter what we believe, no matter what, it’s there. I believe that we are always creating. Creativity is our secret superpower. The key is to harness this superpower we hold in a way that supports our goals, dreams, and purpose. Sometimes we use this…

LET’S HAVE A WORD

Selecting one word to guide us as we navigate life creates focused attention and intention. Chosen wisely, that one word holds power and purpose. Trust me, it really works. I have seen it in myself, my clients and others. Ever since I became a coach over 16 years ago, at the beginning of each year…

CHANGE IS GOOD

The lessons come to us when we are ready. Recently, I visited my local art museum, The Crocker. This is something I do every couple of months, so nothing unusual, right? There was a visiting Andy Warhol exhibit, and I was standing in the middle of his genius when, out of the corner of my eye,…

LESSSONS IN DOGSITTING

Ah! The wisdom of my grand-doggy, Little! After almost 6 weeks of dog sitting for my daughter and son-in-law, my canine houseguest, Little, has left. They picked him up yesterday and are all off to new adventures. Today, the house is quiet, giving me time to reflect on the wisdom of animals in general, and…

3 WHOLE MONTHS!

What are you up to this summer? That question seems to be in the air, like it is every year right about now.  Maybe it goes back to when we were schoolchildren, counting off the days, hours and then minutes before the school doors swung open and we were finally free for the summer. 3…

Hello Procrastination, Hello Perfection ~ My Old Friends…

Just when I thought I was progressing nicely with my Procrastination Recovery, I seem to have fallen off the wagon. Maybe something like this has happened to you – or a client – at one time or another. Of course, many of us are all too familiar with procrastination. So, let’s take a closer look…

THE ENTREPRENEUR’S PATH

As LinkedIn reminded me last week with so many well-wishers, I began my coaching business 15 years ago. I almost can’t believe it – seems like just yesterday that I was taking those first tentative baby steps along this path of being in a coaching business on my own. Don’t get me wrong, ever  since…