Live a Life You Love

The Power of Stepping Away

Take a look at the picture at the bottom of this post . . . Notice how by “stepping away,” others are protected too? Sometimes, by stepping away, you protect yourself – AND – your integrity, your values, your health, your wealth, your family, your business, and more! Stepping away isn’t always easy. Yet, when you look at the big picture of the consequences of staying put—and the benefits of leaving that something behind—it gives you the strength to take those first steps . . . . . . and those first few steps can seem the most challenging. Is there something—or… Read More

A Cure for Perfectionism: How to Halt Unrealistically High Expectations

Are you a perfectionist? Are you a recovering perfectionist? Are you not responding because you’re afraid of answering incorrectly? Whatever your answer may be, one thing is certain . . . Perfectionism breeds worry. Think of it this way, if you’re a perfectionist where work is concerned, you may find yourself worrying about making mistakes, being rejected, losing the sale, or being anything other than number one in your field. If you are consumed by achieving the perfect appearance, you’ll likely worry about aging, your weight, or your wardrobe. I realize that striving for perfection does have its place. At… Read More

Answers to the Top Five Questions I’m Asked through Social Media and After Speaking Engagements

Can you guess which questions I’m most frequently asked through social media and after speaking engagements? Well, here they are: How do you get your teeth so white? How did you become a professional speaker? How old are you? How did you get your books published? Are you always this positive? I’m answering these questions here for two reasons: One, maybe you’ve wanted to ask me one, some, or all of these questions because you’re curious . . . in which case I’m happy to appease your curiosity! Two, maybe you’ve wanted to ask me one, some, or all of… Read More

Are You Trying to Get the Harvest Before You Plant the Seed?

Are you trying to get a harvest before you planted the seed? Imagine your life, your goal, your dream is a seed. In order for it to grow, you need to plant it. Planting that seed means putting it in the soil to grow. That’s where most dreams die . . . in the soil. The reason is, it can be lonely and dark in the soil. It can bring up feelings of uncertainty, doubt, or disappointment. That’s when we become afraid and dig the seed back up. Resist digging up in doubt what you planted in faith. Trust the… Read More

The Boomerang Effect

I was sitting in my car at a gas station on the corner of a busy intersection watching the line of cars stopped at a stoplight. Two teen-aged boys sat in the first car stopped at the light. The teenager in the passenger seat threw a pop can out of his window. Immediately after, the driver in the car behind the teens jumped out of his vehicle, picked up the pop can, tossed it back through the teenager’s window and got back into his car. The light turned green and they all drove away. The whole scene fascinated me and… Read More

Are We There Yet? A Cure for “Destination Impatience”

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” If you have children, you likely have first-hand experience with just how impatient they can be when it comes to traveling. Or perhaps you can remember the impatience you felt as a child during a long trip. Now that you’re all grown up, the big question is: Are you still impatient on the journey? Many of us have carried this “destination impatience” forward into adulthood. When we’re in school, we can’t wait to graduate. When we graduate, we can’t wait to work. When we work, we can’t wait to work somewhere else, find… Read More

The Power to Create the Best You

In his book For One More Day, Mitch Albom writes, “I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes. ‘The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,’ he said. ‘You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.’” That’s good advice to remember. It’s easy to value, accept, and care about yourself “on the way up,”… Read More

Three Questions to Help You Get Unstuck and Move Forward

I was jetting around the waters of Key West, Florida in a two-seat mini race-boat on my way to check out a marine sanctuary, when the boat came upon a sandbar and the boat’s propeller got stuck. The guide, whom I’d been following, called over to the man driving my boat and told him to turn off the motor and walk to the front of the boat. That way, the propeller would be lifted out of the sand. As instructed, the six-foot tall and roughly 240-pound driver of my boat got out of his seat and… Read More

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

I took a walk on the “wild” side in Los Cabos, Mexico a couple of weeks ago. I had the opportunity to explore Cabo’s Wild Canyon and, as I scanned the property, I saw the longest hanging bridge I’d ever seen. The distance it spanned was greater than any bridge I’d even imagined. Turns out this hanging bridge, which stretches over the Los Cabos Canyon, is 1,082 feet long and made of wood. It was an incredible sight and looking at it I said, “I am not walking across that!” But, because it looked so impressive, I decided to at… Read More

Forgot Why You Came?

Have you ever walked into a room—specifically to do something—and then forgot why you entered the room in the first place? Most of us have had it happen at one time or another. Why does it happen? In this next video, you’ll discover the answer . . . and, chances are, it’s not the reason you think! I’d love to hear from you! Think back to a time when you forgot why you entered a room. In the comment section here, tell us: What did you say to yourself in the past when you forgot why you… Read More