Do you doubt your own ability to make a difference?

Self-doubt is par for the course. We all doubt ourselves from time to time. Today however it’s worse. Why, because we now measure everything we do by likes and comments from friends – some we know well, many are just ‘friends’ on social media. A like, a reaction, becomes our external grading feature. We haveContinue reading “Do you doubt your own ability to make a difference?”

what is the most important sale that you need to make daily?

The ducks are all lined up: You have your process clearly defined You know who you’re targeting You have your list Your sales presentation slides are complete You have created and packaged a “taste” of what you do You finally a comfortable with your pricing structure You know what you want your yearly income toContinue reading “what is the most important sale that you need to make daily?”

your sacred autobiography

Do you sometimes feel as if you know where you’re going and at other times feel so radically inadequate that you’re too embarrassed to say? Despite having done well on formal tests or perhaps performed poorly and worldly success continues to elude you – I am sure that you have already come to the realizationContinue reading “your sacred autobiography”

Our design is enduring

We are all created with an indelible, highly personal pattern of innate giftedness and motivation. Arthur Miller calls it your Motivated Abilities Pattern or MAP, and it’s nothing that you learned. It’s something you were born with, the thing that makes you tick and determines your successes and failures. Arthur Miller Jr. laid the foundationContinue reading “Our design is enduring”

Follow the Colour of the Door that Speaks to Your Heart…

…because what lies on the other side is worth it – Scott Ginsberg I think of all the talented people I know…their art fills the spaces of the Universe with love, colour, compassion and joy. Every day they are adding something to the canvas called life, with music and passion; voicing their ideas…writing poems…commenting…being…exposing themselvesContinue reading “Follow the Colour of the Door that Speaks to Your Heart…”

Putting Greater Emphasis on Self-examination vs Self-celebration

This graphic by Hugh MacLeod got me thinking. ( I love receiving Hugh’s emails. They always make me think. If you want to see what I mean, check out his blog here.) With this image Hugh talked about the trouble with success…it was exhausting. The he said… But we put on a brave face anyway, andContinue reading “Putting Greater Emphasis on Self-examination vs Self-celebration”

The Most Powerful Sermon in the World – “Me Too”

Simple words by writer Anne Lamott yet oh so true. When you’re struggling, when you’re hurting…doubting, questioning, barely hanging on…and someone can identify with you…when someone can look you in the eyes and say, “Me too,” and they actually mean it – it can save you. Indian author Ritu Ghatourey says “some of the most comfortingContinue reading “The Most Powerful Sermon in the World – “Me Too””

How Does “Head Trash” Impact Your Personal and Business Performance?

We have access today to more “how to” information than ever before: how to fire employees effectively, how to make yourself a more effective leader, how to coach employees toward success, how to be a better salesperson and how to become happier and generally more dynamic. In most cases the author has found a methodologyContinue reading “How Does “Head Trash” Impact Your Personal and Business Performance?”

Accept Yourself Today

How does this thought grab you? Do you feel that you need to change a few things first BEFORE you can accept yourself, AS IS, today? The thought makes me squirm. So much to IMPROVE. So much I wish I didn’t have to deal with. We are our own worst critics aren’t we? That’s whyContinue reading “Accept Yourself Today”

Why is BEING AUTHENTIC so important?

Today was my first radio show for the year on Heartbeat radio, with host Marcia Miranda. The theme for this year’s series of programs is AUTHENTICITY. Webster’s dictionary defines authenticity as “worthy of acceptance or true to one’s own personality, spirit or character.” Are you being authentic? This is a question I actually have onContinue reading “Why is BEING AUTHENTIC so important?”