Opening The Gift

At this holiday time we are given the opportunity to open gifts from those who care about us, and for most people that is a delightful experience. But when was the last time you opened a gift from deep within yourself? What special dream, talent or desire lies deep within you, waiting to be expressed? I…

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Small Kindnesses

Yesterday I attended a colleague’s memorial service, where many recounted the “small kindnesses” that she had extended to staff, to clients, and to the community she served in her work as a receptionist. It caused me to ponder…Is there really such a thing as “small” kindnesses?  A cup of water (often free) is a BIG…

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Say “No More” To Get More

Want to make a change in your life or your business, but not getting the results you desire? I use to think that affirming your desired future was enough, but now I am convinced that affirming is only “part one” of a two part process to change. Here’s the key:  Say “No More” to all of…

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Strengthening Through the Storm

I just returned from Houston, Texas where Hurricane Ike had blown in a few days earlier that week. Communities there were still reeling from the storm – curfews, power outages, flooding, and damaged homes were some of the more obvious effects of Ike. As my dear friend talked about Ike’s impact over a cup of…

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The gift of the life you desire

As you shop for those you care about this holiday season, I invite you to consider a gift for yourself.What would it take for you to receive the gift the life you desire?  It’s possible to live the life you desire! What would your desired life look like?  It could include starting a new career, losing extra pounds, or getting some help…

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The Slight Edge

Very small changes can have a huge impact over time. This, in essence, is what author Jeff Olson refers to in his book on success entitled The Slight Edge.  Frequently people think success comes through big breakthroughs or quantum leaps, yet a powerful success philosophy that is both doable and sustainable isThe Slight Edge – taking a…

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The Only Way to Lead

Example is not the main thing in influencing others – it is the only thing.   – Albert Schweitzer Yesterday I met a new neighbor –  a “young” military man, and his two year old son who was not quite talking yet, but was at that phase where he was babbling a mile-a-minute, and seemed to know…

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Try Not!

“Try not! Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda (Star Wars Jedi Master) Today I would like to invite you to stop trying to get the results you want. Yes, I really did say “stop trying!” – Today is the day to stop trying…and instead to put in motion the actions that will get you there!…

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The Value of the Stinky Stuff

For those of you who have lived near a farm, or have planted a garden using fertilizer, you probablly know what fertilizer is and how offensive it smells – pretty stinky. Yet that stinky stuff is required to get the maximum yield on crops that have been planted. Wtihout fertilizer, you can’t begin to get those results.  Today I invite you to see…

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What Fills Your Cup?

Renew, refresh, restore, rejuvenate, recreate. All of these are terms to describe what we need in order to feel our best and do our best. Some call it “filling your cup.” Sometimes work “fills your cup,” and other times, you may experience something that leaves you feeling like your cup is empty. The important thing is to…

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