I love this advertisement. Every time I see it I always laugh BUT it also serves as a gentle reminder that I should not just settle for good if I could do better! The vast majority of us today rarely achieve better than mediocrity. We would all love to be wildly successful yet 80% of … Continue reading Sprinkles Are For Winners
We all know the maxim: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." We tend to describe ourselves very "hammer-like"...very vanilla...not too much to us...I'm just an x or y...not much talent needed to do what I do...I work at so so so...I work in … Continue reading Playing Chopsticks…When You Should be Playing Mozart…
build me a castle of memories just to have somewhere to go... What a beautiful line. (Someone with an online handle sardonicynic posted this on the site archiveofourown.org - a site offering a noncommercial and nonprofit central hosting place for fanfiction - fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, film, etc.) … Continue reading A Castle of Memories
One of my readers sent me an email which got me thinking about the frustrations of many individuals who have done EVERYTHING RIGHT yet still feel as if their life isn’t working. Yes, they got the degree or degrees in some cases. Yes they got the job with the great salary. Yes they are comfortable … Continue reading Feel Like a Failure? Great Schooling, Big Ambition yet still can’t make Life Work?
We started off with nothing so we used that... Diane Latiker, Founder and Present of Kids Off the Block Inc. When we're asked to take an inventory - whether it's financial, spiritual, emotional...if we're feeling particularly beaten down...we usually mouth, either silently or to others - that we have NOTHING. I've come to understand that … Continue reading Starting Off With Nothing….
The Universe sent a reminder... "there will be flowers, COLETTE, that only you can pick. Butterflies, that only you will see. Laughter and tears that only you will know. And dreams that only you can dream." Colette Cyrus-Burnett, Lead Magic Maker at Super Wings NY I saw this quote today posted on Facebook by my … Continue reading What Would Your Life Be Like if You were YOU?
Someday I’m going to: Take my business to the next level Get serious about leveraging what I know Write that book that’s been gnawing at my soul for the last 5 years Lose the weight that I’ve been incessantly complaining about Tell people exactly how I feel and not allow them to intimidate me or … Continue reading Someday Has Arrived!
I pluck inspiration from various places...I open books randomly...read whatever paragraph my finger points to and determine how I can apply what I've read to my life. I saw this suggestion recently from Paul Myers and tried it a few times. It's like a mini adventure: "Take any two books off your shelf at random. … Continue reading You Haven’t Opened All Your Gifts Yet!
I didn't realize it until I read a post by Jonathan Mead about "How to Stop Betting Against Yourself" on the Tiny Buddha site, what I was doing to me on a daily basis. I think if I were to describe my inner critic it would be drill sergeant mixed with 'always angry judge'. This … Continue reading Insanity is – Doing Battle with yourself…DAILY!
None of us are without demons. I am not talking about ghosts, goblins or the minions of Satan and I am not arguing whether these are real or not. I am talking simply about the demons of our minds. In her book ‘Feeding Your Demons’, Tsultrim Allione defines demons this way: “Our demons are our … Continue reading Despite Your Demons – Use Your Gifts!