Category Archive for: ‘Motivation’

Outsmarting Your Slightly Evil Twin

your slightly evil twin

I know your slightly evil twin – because I have one exactly like it. In fact, I am sure my twin knows your twin and I’m convinced they swap notes – I’m sure of it because mine can’t be that tricky all on its own! Let’s see if any of this is familiar. If it is, you’ll likely believe that …

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5 Ways to Procrastinate Successfully

There are many reasons we don’t do what we intend. What is yours, and is it “procrastination” or something else? Here is: A hard line on a valueless skill. There is a little barb, a sting, attached to the word “procrastinate” that is not necessarily there when you say “delay”, “postpone” or “take a raincheck.” What makes it sting? “Procrastination” …

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3 Simple Happiness Hacks

Act Happy

Everyone wants to be happy! In fact, it is our right to pursue it. Here are some ways to inject happiness into your day – quickly and easily, right now. Here they are, three ways you can start to feel happy immediately. The first is really the only one you need. Sometimes it’s a little hard to do, though, so …

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Can You Make It Rain?

Are you a rain maker

…and thoughts of being in the real world. Do you ever “wish the real world would just stop hassling me,” as the song, “Real World”, from Matchbox Twenty says? Whenever I hear that song, it sticks with me for a few days. They call it an ear worm, a song that keeps on playing in your head long after you …

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Your Holidays – Treat or Drama

holiday treat or drama

One constant about the holiday time of year is the coming together of people who normally don’t interact with each other. This can mean trouble or a time of blessings. What will you get this year? The holidays have a way of disrupting normal routines, particularly our human interactions. Family members and friends are thrown together, parties connect strangers and …

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Protect Your Heel


We all have an “Achilles Heel” – What type do you have? You know it as a vulnerable spot – a place where you can be hurt. The Achilles Heel is often a source of deep pain or even shame, treated like a secret or skeleton in the closet, just waiting to take one down. But it doesn’t have to …

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Your Dream Job

Dream Job

How often do you have the feeling, “this is what I was born to do”? Where does that sense of certainty come from, and how can you get it if you don’t already have it? I want to start by quoting NYU graduate and activist, Rita Mae Brown: “I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your …

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4 Ways to Work Your Passion

work your passion

It is a fact: We all lose passion for what we are doing from time to time. How do you get it back quickly… before the irritation or boredom set in? I’ve written before about holding your passion separate from your work and your everyday life – and how ineffective that makes you. When you shut your passion down, it’s …

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5 Essential Verbs for Success

enrich your life

What is holding you back? You can do more, be more. You know what that “more” is – it comes from deep within you. Yet here you are. Just enough… and that is not enough. Act on your moments of inspiration! Ask yourself what your current course of action is costing you. How is it holding you back? Look at …

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How ‘Fresh’ Are You?

ready to change

If you’re feeling life is a never-ending struggle, it’s possible that it’s you and not your life (or business) that needs a makeover. Sometimes, we even recognize that in ourselves, but don’t know where to start. Do you always get the response you are looking for? Are you getting what you want out of your relationships? Is your business richly …

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