Forget New Year’s resolutions and set goals instead to gain control over your time to achieve what is most important to you! Remember that lack of focus and lack of planning are not emergencies. Keep in mind that commitment to a written goal can be strengthened if you ask someone to hold you accountable to […]


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Life and Death

I watched a documentary about Valarie Harper and then I cried all night. The story made me sad and happy at the same time. I was in awe of her ability to be positive and enjoy each day, her courage to look death in the face and take charge of her life. So many have […]


Are you faking it?

“Sure I am successful, but I can explain all that: I got lucky, they’re just being nice, I had connections.” Despite actual achievements, some successful people believe their accomplishments have been overrated and that they will eventually be exposed as impostors. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving […]

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Fearful thoughts? This Is What Professionals Do:

An anonymous client once said: “If I succeed, it will cut into my sitting around time.” She was just kidding, but underneath the humor, she was terrified. Fear of the unknown may cause people to stay stuck in the same situation. Maybe you are considering a new job, or would love to start your own business. Perhaps you are […]


Are you ready to take the leap yet?

You can learn to simmer in pain for a long time. You can grow accustomed to a tense situation and convince yourself that it is OK to stay in this hot water (so to speak). Remember the experiment with the frog in a water tank? The researcher put the water tank over a slow flame. […]

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It’s all about the balance!

Let’s face it: time is our most precious commodity. Or is it? Are you balancing your time wisely? Or has the balance gotten out of control? Today we are all under a great deal of time compression. You know the buzz words…we have to increase performance, while managing more events in shorter periods of time, […]


When pigs fly!

The question is: “When are you going to change (insert behavior)?” And sometimes the answer is: “When pigs fly.” Pigs can’t fly! It’s impossible. That is the point.   Lesson 1:  You have to believe it is possible. If you say you cannot change, it is true. If you say you can, it is true. […]

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Time For Change

Do you sometimes feel that you want out of your current situation, but don’t know where it is you want to go? Or do know —-but you are not sure how to get there? Have you have ever tried to lose weight, start an exercise program, stop smoking, relax more, or at least not feel […]


3 Ways to Get Unstuck

You are sitting at your desk, looking at your to do list but you really do not want to do that list today. Try this: Ask: What is the best use of my attention at this moment? If the answer does not pull you into your most important priority, you may be ready for a […]

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10 Tips For Balance

Even successful people get out of balance. In my work coaching professional women I have found a consistent request for the magic solution for juggling the many priorities in one day. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the following statement: “By the time I get home from work, I feel exhausted. […]