What’s Your Word?

At the end of 2016, I did one of those things on Facebook where you take a screenshot to get the word you would carry into 2017. The last few months of 2016 had not been pleasant and 2017 was not looking promising, so I was thrilled that the word I got was strength. AlthoughContinue reading “What’s Your Word?”

I Am Not a Mind Reader (and you probably aren’t either)

Twice this past week, I received the lesson that I am not a mind reader. I was beating myself up over what I THOUGHT others were thinking. The first occurrence last week was after a networking event. Someone approached me as I was walking to my car. She has clients who are entrepreneurs, and she’dContinue reading “I Am Not a Mind Reader (and you probably aren’t either)”

Don’t Chicken Out on the High Dive

Last weekend, I took my kids to the pool in my home town. At this pool, there is a high dive and a low dive. As you would imagine, for some kids (heck, for some adults) it is a big, huge, scary deal just to climb the high dive steps and jump off straight forward.Continue reading “Don’t Chicken Out on the High Dive”

Who Is the Most Powerful Person in Your Life?

I attended a yoga event last week that included a guided meditation. For anyone unfamiliar with this, the instructor speaks in a soft, soothing voice and uses imagery to try to evoke certain emotions in you…peace, strength, love, etc. Now I am a huge believer in the power of the mind and in using positiveContinue reading “Who Is the Most Powerful Person in Your Life?”

The One Word That Will Help You Find Your Tribe

I looked around the room and thought about how different we all are. Under what other circumstances would I ever be having these personal conversations with these women? We were all in attendance for a Women Entrepreneurs Event I was leading. In these events, we have three objectives: Learn. Connect. Support. Once we start talking,Continue reading “The One Word That Will Help You Find Your Tribe”

A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!

You know the song “Life is a Highway” and the inspirational words “life is about the journey not the destination.” I’m going to throw another travel metaphor at you: A detour is not a stop sign. Imagine you’re on a road trip that you’re really excited about. A few hours into your drive, you seeContinue reading “A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!”

Want a New Job?

“It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” Well, sort of. As with many well known sayings, we know this one because it’s short and sweet and conveys a very generalized message. And, as with other well known sayings, we need to dig into the sentiment to find the value in the saying. SoContinue reading “Want a New Job?”

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

You’ve probably heard this before: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This happens to be one of my favorite sayings. I use it often to calm down and remind myself that any large project is possible when broken down into smaller pieces. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you takeContinue reading “How Do You Eat an Elephant?”

The Game of Life

Do you know exactly how many days, hours, minutes you have left in your game of life? Here’s why I ask. As I watch my son’s soccer team play a game that they are losing 1-0, they are trying hard to tie it up. But when a parent calls out that there are only 5Continue reading “The Game of Life”

A Refresher on Coming From a Place of Yes

Writing a bit of a “throw back Thursday” post today. Sort of. You see, I first read Bethenny Frankel’s book, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, when it was published in 2011. But lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about and writing about saying yes to life,Continue reading “A Refresher on Coming From a Place of Yes”