If you focus your attention on the lack of money, that’s what will get reinforced. Where you put your mental attention is what gets nourished. Poverty comes to the person who is emotionally and intellectually prepared for it. Prosperity is attracted to the person who is...

Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. -Pete Carroll, American football coach What’s your opinion of peak performance coaching or,...

Why brand yourself? For one primary reason.  Branding shines a light on you and your business. Branding reveals the essence of who you are and what you offer.  Your brand separates you from the crowd.   Branding is mandatory for any entrepreneur’s company to be noticed, respected,...

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we are not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power. -Louise Hay     Throughout history, events and happenings that could not be logically...

The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side. –George Lucas Everyone experiences emotional or physical trauma.  Perhaps due...

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.  A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt   Are you a kind person?  Do you like to be treated with kindness?  Why should you be...

You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. “I cannot” never accomplished anything; “I will do” has wrought wonders. -George Gissing – English novelist and teacher     How many times have you broken your New Year’s resolutions?  What...

Recently, the Critics’ Choice Awards were televised and, the Golden Globe nominations were announced. I am fascinated because I LOVE movies.  They have been a staple part of my life since my earliest childhood.  Films have entertained, influenced, informed, educated and ignited my creativity. Full disclosure: ...

Do you think creating successful business teams is more or less important in today’s world than in the past?   The reality is that it’s a collaborative world that depends on teams of people working together across time zones and continents.  However, do managers and leaders...

Here is the best piece of advice I can give you for avoiding the chaos and stress of Black Friday.  Don’t leave home!  Choose to do all your shopping on the internet.   But, if you want to take the risk and choose to plunge headlong into...

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford Brainstorm   An illumination of an idea popped into my head the other night: “Given what I know about the human mind, how I can be part of our fractured, fragmented...

In my previous blog, Duck & Cover, I provided a short history lesson as to why we worry.  Next, let’s take a look at how you can manage your thinking and mute your worry, now.   Worry without resolution is a total waste of the imagination. Worrying is...

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry.  If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― Dalai Lama XIV     Do any of...

Full disclosure: I’m writing this article to shake up your thinking.   Are you sure, really sure, about what you believe?   Beliefs are usually something we observe and judge in others, yet very seldom examine in ourselves.  That’s why - by our nature and in order to remain...

  “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” –Ayn Rand     Money worries head the chart as the most common causes of stress among Americans.  But, how much of our financial stress could be eliminated by...

5 STEPS TO IGNITE YOUR BRAIN FOR STORYTELLING In my last blog I presented the story of my adoption. Now, let’s look at the nuts and bolts of effective storytelling. THE SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING Storytelling and can help us make better decisions every day: Northwestern University psychology professor Dan...

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. —Salman Rushdie THE STORY THAT UPENDED MY PERCEPTIONS AND...

“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?” ― Isaac Asimov, I,...

There are approximately 15 million Americans dependent on EpiPen to quickly administer the adrenaline for a multitude of allergic reactions. Many simply cannot afford this price-gouged drug....

I have coached my clients for years that - in order to grow - you need to choose to become aware of your thinking and to realize that most of your judgments come from the models of how you believe people should act and the...