Your Words Have Power!

I had a conversation with my son recently. He said that it sounds weird when you ask someone how they are you doing and they say "I'm doing phenomenal!" I said what if they say, "I'm doing so so, or I'm doing okay, or I'm not doing so well today?" He said that sounded more normal than I'm doing phenomenal or spectacular! There is something wrong when speaking in a more subdued way is normal and speaking in a positive, upbeat way is considered weird. We went back and forth with this conversation. He said "its just…

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Don’t Let “Reasons” Hold You Back

During a conversation with a friend, she mentioned the same goals and dreams that she told me about 10 years ago. Actually, that type of conversation is not unusual for me. I seem to have become someone who is a magnet for pulling out the dreams and goals of others. This is a good thing! When I ask people a question like, "What would you love to do full-time?,” "What is your dream job?" or "What type of work would make you happy?,” most of the time the answer is…

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Succeed in spite of Struggle

Struggle is something we all face in life at one time or another. You can't get away from it. You may have heard the saying "Life's a struggle." It's not such a great thing to go around saying or having that linger in your subconscious mind.  It's important to know the reason why we struggle and encounter obstacles and what to do about it. We struggle for several reasons: To show you how strong you  are; To help you get over your fears; to teach you something new; to test your…

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Self-Care Really Improves Your Goal Achievement Efforts

Self-care is important because it’s inevitable…at some point in the pursuit of your passions, goal achievement and dreams, you’re going to get tired, frustrated and completely overwhelmed. And in some cases, you will want to give up. This is your moment of truth. Will you do as so many others do, and quit before you reach the finish line? Or…will you see it through to the end and bring your dreams to life? The desire to quit is perfectly natural. History is filled with tales of people in exactly this…

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