Invest in You

When you wisely invest in a building, business, or other venture, the value of that investment will likely go up. The same is true of you.

When was the last time you invested in you? Perhaps it was yesterday, last week, or even years ago. So how can you invest in yourself right now?

Just like that business or building, when you invest in yourself wisely your value will increase in ways that will pleasantly surprise you.

Have a great day,


The Self-Help Convenience Store

Do you ever go to you local self-help convenience store? It’s the place where millions of people try to cram themselves into a theory, technique, or breakthrough method to help them instantly solve all of their problems, achieve all of their dreams, and become absolutely happy without actively deciding if it’s right for them.

So the next time you contemplate an approach that worked for somebody else, be a good consumer with your mind and heart. If it makes sense to you, test it out. Keep what works and modify what doesn’t to create your customized personal “success” program.

Have a great day,

Are You the Next Lego?

Do you ever get discouraged and consider giving up on something that you desire? Virtually every successful person has considered quitting at one point or another.

There’s a whole army of people, “the faultfinders,” who would love to see you give up. They may attempt to convince you that your goals aren’t worth the effort. They may push you to quit.

Your best defense is a clear understanding of why your goals and dreams are important to you. So if one of “the faultfinders” comes to your door, you’ll be prepared. Tell them to go away. As you close the door, let them know that Disney and Lego were considered foolish ventures doomed to failure.

Have a great day,

Your 4-Minute Mile

Once it was believed that no human being could run a 4-minute mile (let alone anything faster than that.) The barrier was broken decades ago by someone who didn’t believe in this arbitrary constraint.

So what is the “4-minute mile” in your life? Where have you placed limitations on your own potential? You, too, can break through the invisible barriers holding you back. What small step can you take today to begin “training”?

Have a wonderful day,

The Possible Versus the “Impossible”

Make a list of the big and small things that are on your mind. Now break the list into #1 – those things you feel that you can do something about and #2 – those things you feel are out of your control.

For list #1, decide what you are willing to begin doing today.

For list #2, consult with a close friend, partner, or colleague and ask him or her what you might be able to do to advance those seemingly impossible goals. Ask for assistance in seeing what is can do starting now, given your current circumstances.

By focusing on what you can do, you will achieve success which you can build on from the present moment into the future.

Much success,

Are Your Opinions Open?

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. Bertrand Russell

Ever have such a strong opinion that no one, absolutely no one, was going to change your mind? So did the people who believed the world was flat, it was impossible to fly, and the earth was the center of the universe. In fact, throughout history, people have gone to war to prove that their opinions were correct, regardless of what the truth was.

So next time you decide that you are right in no uncertain terms, STOP! There are likely other valid opinions. So open up your ears, mind, and heart and really listen to what the other person has to say. In doing so, you might learn something and give the other person the opening to listen to you, too.

Have a great day,

How to Win With Only “Weaknesses”

Don’t think you don’t have what it takes? Think again and listen up.

There was once a child with cerebral palsy who couldn’t use his arms or one leg. He entered a wheelchair race, but his one leg couldn’t more him forward. So he turned his wheelchair around and continued in the race backwards. He won the race even though he couldn’t even see the finish line.

That’s a lot like life. You often don’t know exactly where things will end up. So do what the Special Olympic gold medalist did: decide what you want, create the desire, and build on what works.


Have a great day,


Whistle While You Act

Some people grin and bear it; others smile and do it.  Anonymous

What separates the two groups? A lot of it has to do with what you believe about yourself.

Most people sit around, feel helpless, and do nothing. The less they do, the more helpless they feel. Yet those who believe that we are all connected and what we do or fail to do impacts us all, act regardless of the odds or what others think. And sometimes it is the most “unlikely” person who creates big, powerful, and positive change.

Remember the thirteen year old who couldn’t stand the fact that fisherman catching tuna were killing dolphins? He created such a grassroots movement that the fisherman began to use nets that wouldn’t kill dolphins. Adults told him to forget it and the 13 year old – he “forgot” what they told him he couldn’t do, went out and acted, and made a big difference, especially to those dolphins.

Have a great day,

The Mistake Dilemma

Mistakes can be terrifying thing, depending on your ability to learn from them and be in an environment that allows for errors.

While it might feel comfortable in the short term to “hide” your mistakes, it will reduce your credibility, reputation, and ability move ahead.

o do you have the courage, own your mistake? If you do, you prime yourself for larger challenges and a bigger life.


Success Fuel

I am the first to admit this – when an obstacle arises in my life, I freak out – if only for a moment.

In that moment, I may think I am failing.

As long as I take a step back and see the obstacle for what it is – a challenge to my sense of worth, courage, and confidence, I am usually able to rise to the occasion. In the moment I make the decision to overcome the challenge, it instantly becomes fuel for my success and happiness.

You can do the same.