16 02, 2015

Accept Your Brilliance

By |2017-09-18T09:29:40+00:00February 16th, 2015|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Accept Your Brilliance

Have you taken a purposeful pause today? Consider this one! Take a moment to pause with me and consider ways you can value yourself more. Many of my coaching clients often struggle to see the value they bring to the world around them. If they did, they wouldn't be afraid to pursue their passions, charge what they're worth, ask for the sale, or step into the difference maker shoes they've been called to fill. Your life changes when you can see yourself as you really are: brilliant, wise, strong, influential, loved and deserving. My clients' struggles with money, relationships, fulfillment [...]

9 02, 2015

If You Want To Soar, You Must F-L-Y

By |2017-09-18T09:30:48+00:00February 9th, 2015|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on If You Want To Soar, You Must F-L-Y

In my quiet time of meditation and prayer, I ponder the question, "What is love?" As I wait and listen for a still, small voice, I hear the answer: Love is four seasons. I take that to mean that love is perpetual. It is everlasting, always present, and all around us. At times I hear the words, you are love. That means, you are too. In essence, we are all love. So, that leads me to the question, What are you doing to nurture the LOVE called you? In order to be successful as we pursue our goals and dreams [...]

2 02, 2015

Greet Each Day With Yes

By |2017-09-18T09:32:14+00:00February 2nd, 2015|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Greet Each Day With Yes

Most of us say no to things that could literally transform our lives. We say no to new ideas and approaches, creative possibilities, and unexpected adventures. We need to say yes more! I'm not suggesting that you say yes to everything that comes your way, but I suspect you could say yes to more than you do. We say no a lot! Some of us say no so often that it's become a habit that we don't even realize we have. Responding no to all that life has to offer will keep you playing small and dwelling in your comfort [...]

26 01, 2015

What I’ve Learned About Risk

By |2017-09-18T09:52:46+00:00January 26th, 2015|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on What I’ve Learned About Risk

I read this quote by Peter Drucker the other day, "People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year." The message for me and you, "Risk it!" Today, take one small step outside your comfort zone toward where you really want to be. One of the biggest roadblocks to living my dreams and realizing my purpose was my own fear of taking risks. As long as I can remember, I've been risk averse -- you know, trying to avoid failure, humiliation, rejection and [...]

19 01, 2015

Change Is Hard But It’s Not Impossible

By |2017-09-18T09:33:40+00:00January 19th, 2015|MindShift Monday|1 Comment

Some people fear change as much is they fear failure. They don't realize that by avoiding change and failure they limit their potential to live a rewarding life. The new year is a time many people will set resolutions, desiring to make changes in their life. Instead of avoiding change, they will embrace it for their good. However, we know from experience (at least I do) many of those well-intentioned resolutions will fail. Why? Because change is hard. It's uncomfortable. It's messy. It's scary. And, it's easy to get discouraged when you don't see the results you want right away. [...]

12 01, 2015

Pack Loads Of Curiosity For The New Year

By |2017-09-15T11:40:10+00:00January 12th, 2015|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Pack Loads Of Curiosity For The New Year

It's a new year, a new beginning, a new chance to create the life you want. Grab your luggage and let's embark on this journey together. Make sure you pack these three essential items to make 2015 your best year yet! Don't forget your permission slip. Give yourself permission to go for what you really want this year. Start from the imagination and creativity inside your heart, instead of the limitations of what you think you can have. What do you want your life to be? As you create a picture of what you want, you'll find the motivation to [...]

5 01, 2015

Give Yourself The Gift Of KINDNESS

By |2017-09-18T09:43:21+00:00January 5th, 2015|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Give Yourself The Gift Of KINDNESS

When I was younger, Christmas was about "getting" -- a new bike, a pair of skates, a Barbie, a new puppy. Today is much different, I'm different, the holidays are much more about giving and serving. I suspect you're a lot like me too, but the family gatherings, the parties, gift giving, and holiday celebrations may leave you feeling a bit depleted. That's why it's important to have routine practices that allow you to replenish, refuel, and fill your cup. I like the way Lisa Nichols, motivational speaker and my coach and mentor, teaches this concept. Lisa teaches you to [...]

29 12, 2014

Choose To Be Happy

By |2017-09-15T11:49:30+00:00December 29th, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Choose To Be Happy

Choose HAPPY this week! We hear the word "happy" countless times during this season: Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year. The other day I received a text from a friend wishing me a Happy Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year! And, I've posted a lot of Happy Birthday wishes to my Facebook friends this month too. I use the word in many greetings (I'm sure you do too), but as I was preparing to write today's message I paused to think about what I'm really saying. It's this: I wish you [...]

22 12, 2014

It Takes Courage To Dream

By |2017-09-18T09:44:23+00:00December 22nd, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on It Takes Courage To Dream

Are you a dreamer? I suspect you are! All of us have the ability to dream -- to imagine what's possible and to hope for something more, but it takes courage to make your dream come true. Courage is the most important quality of Difference Makers. Without it, you cannot achieve your big goals and dreams. Pursuing your purpose takes courage. What is it? Courage is the attitude that provokes you to action even when you are afraid. Yes, afraid! You wouldn't need courage if you didn't have fear. Nelson Mandela, a brave activist, explained it this way, "I learned [...]

15 12, 2014

Strengthen Your Determination Muscle

By |2017-09-18T09:49:38+00:00December 15th, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Strengthen Your Determination Muscle

Determination is key to success! Webster defines determination as the act of officially deciding something and the quality that makes you continue trying to do it. As you create your vision for the new year -- the picture of how you want your life to be, you'll need determination to carry it out. "Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you." -- Denis Waitley Determination is a muscle that gets stronger as you use it. So, that means, you have to do something. You activate the muscle when you DECIDE to [...]