How to Stay Productive and Focused

I was recently cleaning out old files and documents on my computer. I came across the transcript of an interview I was asked to give about a year ago or so, on how I stay productive, maintain my focus and enjoy life....more

How Quickly We Forget

Relentlessly Pursuing Your Dreams and In the Meantime...

I often have this idea in my head of the “perfect” life.  You know, one with no challenges, zero drama, the perfect relationship, a hugely successful business with dream clients and lets not forget tons of shopping!Yes, it’s my own private fantasy and I am working hard every day to make it come true.  I know, I know, it’s probably not going to look exactly like that (hey, it’s my dream).  I mean come on, zero drama?  Even the most mellow of women who swear they don’t “play that game” encounters their share pretty regularly....more

Waiting on Perfect

We all know that there is no such thing as perfect.  Why, then, do so many of us wait for… The perfect time to start a business. The perfect body. The perfect financial situation before we start giving.  The perfect time to write that book or start a new project....more

You'd Do It If...

“If I didn’t have my ‘day job’”, “If all my bills were paid”, “If I was in a big city filled with more opportunities”…yep, we say all sorts of things when trying to convince ourselves that we would be a huge success in (you fill in the blank here) if only we had different circumstances.  Let’s be honest, if you really want to do something…and I mean absolutely, passionately want to start something, build something, DO something to the point that it excites you during the day, keeps you up at night and every minute in between…you’ll figure it out and nothing will ...more

Monday Motivation.

Last week I posted a few books I consider to be Good Reads, and in that post I mentioned a section in Ben Carson's biography Chapter 22 "THINK BIG". I told y'all to go read it, and I'm sure many of you would love to sit down and read a good book, but life isn't always so graciously accommodating to our wishes. Therefore, I'm posting a small section of Chapter 22, just so you get why this book is amazing, and also for a little push and motivation on this Monday!  ...more

D.A.R.E - D is for DO

  “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply....more

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Attitudes that Don’t Foster Success

Success is attainable for those who seek it with both their thoughts and their actions.  Unfortunately, people tend to give significantly more attention to their actions, not remembering that their thoughts and attitudes can dramatically impact their failure and success.  Too often the negative messages we hear while we’re growing up and our overall conditioning further contribute to anti-success attitudes.  For example, you likely have a negative attitude toward success if you repeatedly encountered the following types of messages while growing up:...more

Anti-Success Attitudes

You may have noticed that most successful people have an air of confidence about them; they are successful because they believe in themselves. For instance, there are several examples of very successful businessmen who never did well academically. In sports it is not hard to find people who made it big despite several setbacks (physical and/or financial). There are quite a few actors who are successful in every sense of the term without being supremely talented. If you look at the common thread joining these success stories, you’ll find it boils down to self-belief....more