Happy New Year! Many of you will have heard of choosing 3 words to guide your days for the year. I have decided to adopt this practice for 2014. My 3 words for 2014 are Centered, Disciplined, and Achieving. Centered: I feel best when I’m calm. And I’m definitely […]

Huh? No goals! Are you crazy? Well, maybe, but I think I’m onto something here, so bear with me for a minute. I’ve been discovering the deeper value of developing regular habits. And I think you should, too. Here’s why… Goal Setting 101 When I learned about setting goals, […]

There’s a basic technique I use regularly that has a big effect on how I experience my days. It seems way too simple to make so much difference, but I promise if you give it a try, you’ll notice a change in how you feel. What am I talking […]

This is the season when exclamations of joy abound. But does rushing from store to store and party to party create joy? Is joy measured by how many presents we open or the number of lights we hang on our houses? The stores and parties often generate more stress […]

In my New Year’s post, I wrote about my business intentions for the coming year and I referred to reflecting on what we want to be/do/have in the next year. The way I expressed my intentions was in terms of “doing”. I think that’s quite typical, that most people […]

With regard to my productivity, the concise and not too surprising news is that my process works much better when I actually do it! I was so busy making presents the weekend before Christmas that I was totally fried by Monday and didn’t get my to-do list made. And […]

I heard from a number of people in response to last week’s post. I’m still tweaking my daily process as I see what works and what doesn’t. I’ll give you an update soon as to what I’m learning. I’ve decided to write shorter posts and occasionally post more often. […]

I was on a call with Jack Canfield recently where Alex Mandossian was interviewing him to promote Jack’s book, “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” There was a great metaphor Jack used that I wanted to share. You should […]

This is another story I appreciate. I hope you will, too. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She […]

I thought this week I would step back and get a bit philosophical. I know many are going through hard times, due to real estate issues or flooding or hurricanes or job loss. This little parable is an old story, but one of my favorites. It never fails to […]