Open New Channels

Some people (including myself at times) continue to pursue a path that isn’t really yielding the desired results. Why this may seem illogical, it can seem like an “easy” as the path of least resistance.

So if you feel like you’re not making the progress that you want, take a babystep out of your comfort zone and so something different. Consider this a series of of tiny experiments. Start with a goal that is low risk and enjoy the ride.

Much success,

To Grow Your Success . . .

It seems like a ton of people have the “one” answer on how to achieve greater success. Actually, each year experts deliver the next perfect model to do so. Do what does this tell us?

  • There is no one answer.
  • Learn what you can and then craft your own “best of” that you can implement consistently.
  • Teach what you learn to others – an excellent way to solidify what you know.

Oh yes – the biggest thing of all is to let go of a “right way” to succeed – then you will grow your success AND happiness.

Have a great day,

Step Up: The World is Waiting

I often chat with people who aren’t sure they have enough of one thing or another to really add major value to the world. Once and for all, this just isn’t so. Each of us has many things that at least one other person needs to hear, learn from, and take action on.

So before you negate your next idea, product, or project – STOP! You could be the perfect person to do what is noodling around in your head. So do it and remember, you don’t have to do everything yourself. You can build a team to support your efforts.

Have a great day,

Share Some Confidence

If you’ve ever read or heard another person’s story and it inspired you to take action where you had previously been stalled, you borrowed a bit of confidence. While you eventually needed to build your own confidence, in the short term you could ride on the tail of an individual’s triumph over a challenge.

I can tell you, from first hand experience, that learning about others’ tales, of turning obstacles into a success, was a lifeline for me in one of the most difficult times in my life. I will be eternally grateful.

So, what’s your story? Who can you encourage by sharing it? Do so and you share a bit of confidence in the process.

Have a great day,

My Greatest Opportunity

I find that I allow fear to make me procrastinate from doing certain things – personally and professionally. Yet, I don’t think fear is my real impediment: it’s actually believing that every challenge has to be dead serious – as well as its solution.

I have friends who take the opposite approach. While they take obstacles seriously, the don’t believe that solutions have to be. They create positive results with fun, joy, and a bit of mischievousness. I am learning to be less humorless and sullen and more lively and joyful. Please note: I am a work in progress.


Find Your Success Threshold

I was chatting with a friend (let’s call her Jamie – not her name) last week and she was stressed about not having enough willpower. When I told her I don’t believe in willpower, Jamie looked stunned. It isn’t that I don’t believe it effort, work, and tenacity, it’s that I feel that finding your threshold beats willpower every time.

Here is my approach – when I have a goal, I start by finding an action that I can take – that is under my control and doesn’t stress me out. Each time I complete my task, I build up my confidence to succeed at it. In relatively short order, the action becomes a habit and willpower isn’t needed. This works for me and it could just work for you.

Something to consider.


Gratitude is the Secret Sauce of Success

As I think back to this day (2.16), many years ago, when I was crushed by an elevator, my life was a struggle until I was able to feel gratitude. While is was far from easy, without it, I would be living in that loss instead of creating an even better life.

Thank you for all who helped me see what was possible.