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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Are You Telling a Victim Story?

It’s often easier to blame circumstances outside of ourselves for our failure to move toward our goals than it is to take responsibility for our choices.  It can be gratifying and fun to play the victim. You could have lost that five pounds if only you hadn’t had to go to  so many social events […]

Do What’s Hard

During my first week at college, I saw a flyer tacked up on a bulletin board – “If you’re interested in joining the women’s crew team, show up at this place at this time.” So I did. I had never rowed before, but it drew me in.  The first time I sat in a shell […]

Fear and Desire

I was thinking today about the fact that we are able to do things that scare us to pieces when we have a clear vision of, and a big desire for, the result we’re going to get by doing the scary thing. For example, I LOVE the beach at any time of year. Being near […]