Trust your unique expertise – you have everything you need

Feeling that we need more – more education, more information, more time, more money, more training, more experience – is a lie we tell ourselves to stay stuck because, believe it or not, this is a comfortable spot. It’s what we know. What we don’t know is what’s scary to us so we never ventureContinue reading “Trust your unique expertise – you have everything you need”

The psychology of suffering…

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in contemplating what it really means to be awake, adding: “Only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred million to a poetic or divine life.” That’s what legendary philosopher and founding father of modern psychology William James (JanuaryContinue reading “The psychology of suffering…”

Sprinkles Are For Winners

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% ofContinue reading “Sprinkles Are For Winners”

Playing Chopsticks…When You Should be Playing Mozart…

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 inContinue reading “Playing Chopsticks…When You Should be Playing Mozart…”

A Castle of Memories

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 – 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”

Feel Like a Failure? Great Schooling, Big Ambition yet still can’t make Life Work?

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 comfortableContinue reading “Feel Like a Failure? Great Schooling, Big Ambition yet still can’t make Life Work?”

Starting Off With Nothing….

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 thatContinue reading “Starting Off With Nothing….”

What Would Your Life Be Like if You were YOU?

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 myContinue reading “What Would Your Life Be Like if You were YOU?”

Someday Has Arrived!

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 orContinue reading “Someday Has Arrived!”

You Haven’t Opened All Your Gifts Yet!

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!”