Use Your Voice

Do you know someone going through a challenging time and are not sure how to help?

While you may not be able to predict the future, you can offer your voice – and assure them that things will get better.

Even if their situation looks awful, your reassuring words could mobilize their courage, confidence, and determination to make the “impossible” possible. So be there.

Do it!


The Responsibility Paradox

Are you the proverbial Boy Scout or Girl Scout believing that “everything” in your life is your responsibility?

While it’s essential to take responsibility for what is yours, taking on more than your share is not very healthy. It can also lead to overload and rebellion from accountability of all kinds.

So relax, stay flexible, and practice letting go of the things that are not your responsibility. You life will be lighter, more joyful, and happier.

Have a great day,

Thrills without the Spills

Do you often leave things to the last minute and then have to rush around to complete the tasks at hand?

While procrastination is sometimes a result of fear, there is another possibility.

Some people like the exhilaration that comes from getting things done at breakneck speeds. So to accomplish this, they slow down to experience that thrill. What ways would allow you to experience that excitement without having to crash and burn in the process?

Have a great day,

“Right” Time Decision Making

Think it’s time to move on from a job or relationship?

If it’s not clear to you, here’s one strategy that virtually always works.

Do your very best where you are in ways where you add value and harmony to yourself and the team. Doing a great job doesn’t block but only increases your ability to know if and when the right time comes to move on.

So do you best and reap of the rewards of greater confidence, sense of purpose, and wisdom.

Thank you,

Better Decisions with Ease

Want to make better decisions no matter what the context?

Make them from a sense of peace. If you make big and “scary” decisions from fear, the outcomes will also be packed with anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty.

So they next time you have a big or small decision to make, take steps to make yourself comfortable and filled with peace. Some people meditate or take warm baths, while others gather lots of information. Do what works for you. Then the peace you find in the decision making process will be carried into whatever you choose to do.

Have a great day,

The 10-15% Solution

Do you sometimes put things off until the last minute and then nearly crash and burn to get the task done on time?

Many procrastinators underestimate the time required, but there is another way.

As soon as you take on a new project or assignment, complete at 10-15% of it early on. Then you can estimate how long the whole project will likely take and set an appropriate pace. This will give you a better perspective, more freedom, and greater peace of mind.

Have a great day,


Success Value

People spend more time connected to their work than ever before – in terms of both time and sense of self-worth. Yet you are not what you do, but how you do it.

Look at your current situation. How can do your work in ways that you will make you feel proud of yourself and add value to your colleagues, yourself, and your organization? Begin right now.


Masters of Winning

Want to learn a new skill?

Find people who have already developed the skill you want to master. Learn about them and even ready biographies and autobiographies of people who excel and win in their lives – on their own terms.

Notice how they developed specific skills, themselves, and their character. What can you learn from their lives and apply to your own?

Have a great day,

Errors as Teachers

Your past can help you predict your future, but not 100%.

However many people believe this, many live their lives as if their past dictates the future, and use worry to guide them.  Yet happiness is not found this way.

While past “errors” can be teachers, make them compassionate ones that allow you to grow, advance, and yes – even learn from a few more mistakes along the way.

So today, choose one goal that makes the most of your strengths that your have developed through both your successes and challenges.

Have a great day,

“But I Should Have . . .”

“I should have a better career,” a coaching client recently told me.

Instead of responding, I was quiet and let him continue. As this man talked for the next 50 minute, he came to a completely different conclusion. “Anita,” he concluded, “given what I have done and not done in my career – I guess I’m exactly where I should be.”

This individual went from complaining about his “fate” to realizing that if he wanted a better career, he would need to change from within and perform differently.

So what “should” you have and what can you begin doing today to make it a reality?