“Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.”― Alain de Botton
If you think Botton’s use of the word embarrassment is a bit harsh, you’re still too attached to outcomes and how people view you and how you view yourself.
I can remember feeling humiliated for making mistakes on-air when I was starting out as a news reporter in Dayton, Ohio. It was my first news gig and I was learning on the fly. I was determined to avoid making the same mistake twice.Read More
Each day we have the ability to make an impact on our lives and the lives of others. For most of us, we don’t have a ritual in place to track daily impact. Most of us don’t review it after each week or each month or each quarter. We usually wait until the end of the year to reflect.
Whenever you choose to recount gratitude, blessings, lessons learned and victories, make sure you write them down. Record the larger than life moments as well as the smaller more quaint experiences. A gentle handwritten note from a friend can make an impact. A warm smile from a stranger can have a payoff as well.Read More
Everyone has a list for the holidays. A list for their favorite things, a list for gifts, a countdown to this or that and lists that empower you to take action for the New Year. It’s all super exciting and totally inspiring.Read More
The world needs your gifts. Your gifts bring value. Your value makes your clients happy. Happy clients influence your bottom line. You deserve credit and compensation. But for some people, especially women, there is a problem with this equation.Read More
People are hurting. Togetherness is a healer. Be the healer. Sharing your life with others is one of the biggest contributions- if not the biggest- you can make. No matter how skilled you are in your profession or how many designer handbags you have, love wins! The relationships you are building and will build sets a tone for your entire life.Read More
When did you connect the dots? When did you realize that you are strong, when did you know that you had it all along? Was it a moment when you beat the odds? Or the time you won the long, drawn-out, hard-fought race at seven years old or at 57? Maybe you pinpointed that relentless strength after a proverbial swearing in ceremony that you’ll never repeat that mistake again because you’ve learned your lesson.Read More
It doesn’t matter how strong of a person you are, we have a desire to be liked. It’s in our nature. When someone goes against the grain with unflattering or unkind words about you, it might sting but the key is to counter the heat before it does damage.
Caring about what others think of us is truly a waste of time. We know this but it can still be a challenge to put an end to the nonsense. Worrying about these trivial things can deplete your power. Losing power is counterproductive to the hard work you’ve poured into yourself.Read More
I’m not waiting for a drumroll to say it: The future for female small business owners looks bright.
Reports suggest that women own nearly 40% of businesses in the U.S. These female bosses are transforming the small business landscape and there doesn’t appear to be a slowdown in sight.Read More
Grudges can be dangerous. The inability to let go can eradicate joyful living, it can leave you empty and mad…very mad. Bitterness causes problems, it prevents you from settling into self, it cuts you short of embracing what’s good and great about YOU. You get stuck and when you’re stuck the greatness that you work so hard to achieve, slips further and further away…
I’ve always been the one asking questions, if not out loud, my curiosity was noisily within. I question the motivation behind my neighbors just as I do with world leaders. Questioning motives can lead to all sorts of ah-ha moments and one of those moments led me to RE-TV…Read More