Mar 26
I Don’t Have Time

How often do you hear yourself saying, “I don’t have time?”  In our fast-paced instant response society it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel like there is more to do than fits in a day.

The truth is we all have the same amount of time; the question is


Mar 20
Your Two Brains

Have you ever wished you could stop the negative chatter in your mind?   You know the voice that says, “You can’t really do that.” or “You’re not good enough.”  That critical voice was quieted when Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist suffered a massive stroke. Jill observed what …


Mar 12
Everybody Hates Me

Everybody Installation, designed by Tibor Kalman with Scott Stowell and Andy Jacobson, M&Co., Times Square, 1993


Who is everybody? Can I be 100% confident EVERYBODY hates me? I think my Mom likes me…at least a little bit.

In all seriousness, how often you use words like: all, nobody, everybody, …


Feb 26
Winners Don’t Try

Growing up we are told:

 “Mistakes are proof you are trying”

“You haven’t failed unless you quit trying.”

“It’s better to try your best and fail than never try at all”

It is impossible to “try” when it comes to effort. The statements above are the softeners we …


Feb 19
The Power of Focus

“Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out take another shot”  Anonymous

Lizzie Valsques’ inspiring story provides an excellent example of using the power of focus to define reality. Born with a rare, undiagnosed syndrome, she …


Feb 12
Life Balance

What happens when one of the tires on your car is completely flat? Are you able to move? No and if you try it will be an extremely bumpy ride. What happens when one of your tires is low on air? Can you travel as fast? No and if you …


Feb 5
The Happiness Advantage


Did you know your brain is more creative when you are in a good mood? Shawn Achor’s Ted Talk on “The Happy Secret To Better Work” will show you why the “work hard to be successful and happy” formula is wrong. Shawn’s decade of research at Harvard proves you …


Jan 31
Growing or Dying

Often when people create their plan for the year they focus on business results, physical results and/or personal results…do you have a plan for GROWTH results this year?

We have all heard the saying, “you are either growing or you are dying” and yet most of us aren’t purposeful about …


Jan 20
Making your emails count

Nearly 200 billion emails are sent and received every day.  It is no wonder that even in the era of electronic communications; sometimes our message doesn’t have the intended impact.

The consultants at Mendel Consulting came up with a six-step method for increasing the impact of short conversations, voicemails, and …


Jan 12
Are You Part Of The Minority?

Most people start their year with lofty goals and yet according to research at the University of Scranton only 8% of those who make New Year’s resolutions achieve their goal. 

Here are 7 tips to help you stay on track in 2015:

Be specific – Often people set vague goals (i.e. I want to lose weight) that cannot be monitored or measured so it’s difficult to see progress.  Without progress it’s easy to get discouraged and quit.  Get specific and