Leap and the Net Will Appear

Everyone has a dream. A goal that you feel pulled toward. Maybe it’s to write a book, or run a marathon, or create a business, or learn karate, or build a house. There are as many dreams and goals as there are people to dream them! What breaks my heart is the person who’s not […]

Master the Power of Procrastination

When I was in graduate school I developed a strangely effective habit that’s served me well in the years that followed – I call it “Power Procrastination.” We usually think of procrastination as a bad habit, to be avoided.  We think of it as a mental block that stops us from accomplishing what we’d like […]

3 Ways to Manage the Voices in Your Head

You’ve set your daily and weekly priorities, you’ve defined your tiny action steps, but maybe still feel stuck and thwarted by the chatter in your mind saying things like: “You’ll never achieve that.  You’re not good enough, smart enough, young enough, old enough, disciplined enough – just not enough, period.” “Who do you think you are? […]

I’m Not Doing My Brilliant Thing Because…

…I can’t get myself to take action!   You do have a brilliant thing that you really want to create. Maybe you want to start a new career, or build a healthy, strong body, or host a fabulous party, or write a book, or re-do your closet… Something that you are super excited about. But […]

Why Is That Goal SO Hard to Reach?

You have a goal – to find a new job that better matches your strengths and interests; to spend more quality time with your family; to walk for thirty minutes five times a week; to take a fabulous trip to Costa Rica … something you say you are passionate about achieving! You’ve had this goal […]

Discipline is Remembering What You Want

This quote from David Campbell, founder of Saks Fifth Avenue, is one of my all time favorites.  We often think of discipline as a way to get ourselves to do things we don’t really want to do – whether that’s exercise; working on a large, multi-faceted project; eating well; or doing chores around the house. […]

How to Get Clear on Where You’re Going

You hear lots of folks talking about the importance of having a clear vision, clear priorities and clear goals in order to be living a joyful, fulfilling life – but do you really understand how critical this is? Clarity gives you energy, a sense of purpose, focus when making decisions, and a sense of both […]

Why The Olympics Are Good For Your Soul

“Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) Do you make a conscious effort to expose yourself to positive situations and people?  To read, view and listen to inspiring, encouraging and optimistic messages and images?  To limit your intake of advertising, gossip, emergency, doom and sensational crimes? It’s crucial to creating a life you love. This is […]

3 Step Formula to Get What You Really Want

We all know someone who has: ended one bad relationship only to dive into a new relationship and experience the exact same problems, or  left a toxic work situation only to find a new job that’s even worse, or started a new exercise program only to abandon it after a week, or sworn she’s going to stop […]

Take Imperfect Action and Call Me In the Morning…

You’ve made the decision to change something.  You’re inspired to to start a business, or begin an exercise program, or create a meditation practice, or clean up you desk.  You have connected to the reasons why doing this thing is important to you.  You know you want to start moving toward your goal. But you can’t […]