You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

In the book The Answer, authors John Assaraf and Murray Smith talk about the negative messages we receive growing up: By the time you are 17 years old, you’ve heard “No you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s thirty no’s for every yes. That makes forContinue reading “You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself”

Insults Don’t Motivate

I once had a boss who thought it was OK to hurl insults at me across the room; shout out directives; curse and belittle. This was how he encouraged me. It didn’t work. There are countless stories about Joe Jackson – dad of the famous Jackson 5 – which of course included the infamous MichaelContinue reading “Insults Don’t Motivate”

It’s So Important to Acknowledge and Celebrate Your Progress

In his book “Daily Readings for your Best Life Now”, Joel Osteen talks about a famous mountain climbing resort in the Swiss Alps, catering to businesses that encourage their employees to hike up the mountains and trails together. The goal is to build camaraderie and to teach teamwork. Although it is about an eight-hour trekContinue reading “It’s So Important to Acknowledge and Celebrate Your Progress”

What Motivates You?

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Growing up my mom made bread. I loved the bread. I didn’t like the crust. I saw my friends bring their sandwiches to school crust-less. Not in my home. You HAD to eat the crust. So I devised a method of eating the crust first…all the way aroundContinue reading “What Motivates You?”

Think on These Things Whenever You’re Stuck

Are you working on too many goals/objectives? Do you have a to-do list that doesn’t seem to quit? Do you find yourself occasionally having to pull an ‘all-nighter’ because you’re trying to make up for lost time because you were busy doing stuff you were having fun doing, leaving the not so appealing project behindContinue reading “Think on These Things Whenever You’re Stuck”

Don’t ‘should’ on Yourself!

Do you remember the last time someone told you that you SHOULD do something? How did you feel? I’m sure you didn’t graciously say “why thank you for that tip” Why am I so certain of your response? Well should is a word that we attach to authority figures, be it parents, or folks paidContinue reading “Don’t ‘should’ on Yourself!”

If you really knew me…

Popular folks have a hard time keeping their “dark” sides to themselves. Everything that happens in their lives is “news”. And today, with all the social media leveraging, and devices that make it easier to have the Internet in the palms of our hands – “news” spreads FAST! Robert Downy Jr., Whitney Houston, Tiger WoodsContinue reading “If you really knew me…”

Change is difficult – step or otherwise

There’s something to be said about persistence. There’s something to be said about having a good support system in place particularly when you embark on an unfamiliar journey. Kinda reminds me of the song “How Do You Keep The Music Playing” made popular by James Ingram and Patti Austin in the ’80s. “How do youContinue reading “Change is difficult – step or otherwise”