Courage: Pass It On

People are feeling challenged by many things today and many aren’t sure if it’s even worth doing anything to change their circumstances.

Often deep down inside, they see the value of transforming their situation, but lack the courage to do much about it. That’s where you come in.

First, give others your full attention and listen with your whole heart. Second, find ways to respect the other person’s life. And third, from that respective, share stories that show how others have done what they want to do.

As you encourage and inspire the other person, watch what happens to you.



Why Not You

Ever feel like you want to change something in society, but feel too many doors are closed to you?

There may in fact be a HUGE wall blocking your way and few would judge you for giving up.

Yet someone will go beyond complaining and actual transform the situation. Why not you?

So where could you get started today?

Make it a great day,

12000 Volts of Encouragement

While recovering in the hospital after being crushed by an elevator, I met an extraordinary man. Melvin’s both arms and legs had been burned off after 12000 volts of electricity went through his body.

During an interview for a local cable show I wondered how he kept up his own spirits. “Anita,” he told me, “I was feeling really sorry for myself just this morning. I momentarily wished I had died. I stopped myself and wheeled myself down the hall to cheer up someone else. I made his day and that made my day.”

So the next time you are feeling sorry for yourself, pick up the phone or walk down the hall or street and say hello to someone who could just need to hear from you. You’ll likely make her day and yours in the process.

Enjoy your 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,

An Unbeatable Combination

Are you an analytical type? Can you crunch the numbers with the best of them?

That’s a terrific skill, but it’s only part of the equation.

Since you will never have perfect and complete data, jumping off and acting without incomplete information is an essential skill.

So today, do your homework and act. It’s an unbeatable combination.

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,

Double VIP Status

What would your life look and feel like if you treated each person you met like the most important person in the world? And do it all while treating yourself excellently like that –  feeling generosity from deep within your heart and having fun all along the way.

I know a man who follows this approach each and every day. He is an amazingly success personally and professionally – and the people who are fortunate enough to know him feel special each time they get together. He feels great, too.

What could be better? Test out this approach and let us know what happens.

Have a great day,

Don’t Wait!

If you have something you want to accomplish, today is the day to act on it. Even one small step is a great start. Momentum is more important than the size of the action.

So press go!

Have a great day,

When Small is Fast

I will admit it, since childhood I have wanted to achieve my goals yesterday. Perhaps it’s a lack of patience or that I can get discouraged fairly easily. Whatever the cause, I wanted to accomplish my goals quickly and this led to a great deal of frustration – even though I cross the finish line more often than not.

That all said, I was looking for ways to accelerate my progress. What I found might surprise you. Friend and colleagues suggested that I acknowledge where I was and start small.  I initially objected as I thought this would make me fall behind. What I learned is that no matter how small that action, I actually achieved whatever I set out to do faster when I completed the task consistently. I also felt great which made me up my game and do a bit more.

As you set goals, determinations, and/or objectives, when you start small you will finish faster than you expect.


How to Remain Undefeated

It’s always exciting when our favorite team is undefeated. Yet, to me, the more important consideration is how you, me, and each person on earth can remain undefeated in this lifetime?

Some people believe that never having a defeat is impossible. I would disagree. Pause and remember what “undefeated” actually means. It is not that you never have a setback, obstacle, or even a failure. It really means not quitting, giving up, or giving in to doubt, fear, or discouragement.

Defeat begins in your mind and so does winning. You get to choose.

Have a great day,