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Pssst! Want to Hear a Secret?… The Secrets of Success Are Dull and Boring

And what is more, you probably already know them! You just aren’t doing them! Why? Well, there are also lots of “secrets of success”; each…

Don’t let Life get in the way of Your Life

We can all get busy; very, very busy. The day to day can turn into a whirlwind of ringing phones, dinging messages, strident, urgent demands…

5 Simple Steps That Virtually Guarantee Success (Yet Few Do Consistently)

Goals: Written, Specific, backed up by Action Plans with Deadlines/Accountability Checkpoints; Reviewed Regularly to ensure what YOU want, reflect YOUR passions, not social/parental/peer programing. Yes,…

Stressed? Or Blessed?

Stress is not an event but rather a learned reaction to an event. That reaction can be modified or at least mollified. It can be…

Little Things Make Big Things Happen

The details matter because big success is just the steady accumulation of small wins piled one on top of another. Everything is connected, all is…

9 Ways to Get More Happiness in Your Life

Go Toward Your Goals: Progress and building a sense of forward momentum builds confidence and lifts your spirit. Count Your Blessings: Listing all the things…

Choosing the World You Live In

Believe it or not, in large measure, you are choosing the world you experience. As has been said in many ways and many times, “we…

How to be Miserable… and the Antidote

Want to be miserable? Complain! Constantly! Construct a never-ending litany of things you deplore and fixate on them. Focus on all that is wrong with…

What You Choose to Emphasize Sets the Course of Your Days

What you focus on expands; thoughts held in mind attract in kind and every thought has emotional consequences. When you wallow in the downside, your…

Some folks feel the rain. Others just get wet.

Life. Stuff happens. Some of it beyond bad, other stuff beyond a doubt awesomely wonderful. But most stuff lies in between those extremes and that…

It’s Your One and Only Life, Right? So Own Your Days. Totally.

Everything is connected. Every action you take, every thought you have, every word you speak has consequences. Individually small perhaps, but collectively incredibly powerful. So…

Eight Powerful and Very Learnable Traits of Highly Confident People

They are voracious learners Insatiably curious, confident people continuously seek out new knowledge, ask intelligent, interesting questions, and listen to the answers. As lifelong learners,…

Success in 24 Simple Sentences

Surround yourself with things that lift you up, that call to out to the best in you. Believe in yourself; someone must win: Ask “Why…

Take Good Notes

If you want to pass a class in school, you take good notes. Makes sense that if you want to learn the lessons of life,…

The 6 R’s: Pathway to a New, Better, Happier You

The human mind is an incredible thing! It is estimated that we humans have between 50,000-80,000 thoughts a day. Unfortunately, all too many are automatic,…

Project Management: The Proper Place for Pessimism

While we might not think of it as such, we are all “Project Managers” at some point in our lives. We all have things we…

Expectancy Effect: Make it Your Ally, Not Your Foe

The “Expectancy Effect” is the phenomenon by which folk’s perceptions and behavior change as a result of their or others prior beliefs i.e. expectations. It…

The ABC’s of Success

Access your Best Self. This requires taking the time to KNOW yourself, developing both your EQ (emotional intelligence) and wisely exploring a wide range of…

What’s The Agenda?

Life is full of distractions, side roads, and dead ends; drama that may grab our attention but are not aligned with our purpose, our mission,…

If This Isn’t in Your Mental Toolbox, You Are Handicapped

I’m a big believer that solid, steady progress wins most races over the long haul and that the mastery of the basics, day in and…

First Rule of Project Management

Create a Timeline! Far more than just a final deadline, a timeline lays out, in sequential order, a schedule of all the events AND the…

Three Steps to Spring Clean Your Brain

Step One: Take Inventory Observe how you spend your time AND your energy. Who and What lifts you? Who and What drains you? What do…

Does Happiness Take Work?

The short answer is: “Yes, sometimes, even often.” Why? Because our impulses, our intuitions, our social conditioning around what will make us happy are all…

How Well Do You Know You?

When was the last time you did a “Self-Assessment”? Put yourself through an annual Mental/Spiritual Health exam? It can start with thinking about your thinking:…

The Best Tool in Your Mental Skills Toolbox… that no one talks about

Being “controlling” has a negative vibe these days and appropriately so in the context of a personal relationship. As a result, the concept of “control”…

Taking the Kindness Challenge: Can You Become a Kindness Factory?

How do we make “kindness the norm”? One way is by starting a “Kindness Log” where you record acts of kindness you have observed or…

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