Bust Out of Your Box: How to Move Beyond Life’s Most Stubborn Obstacles

  One day when my youngest son was eight years old, he came home from summer camp with a riddle. “Mom, pretend you are in a box that is sealed shut – air tight – with no doors and no windows.” OK,” I replied, picturing walls on all sides of me. “How do you get

What to Do When You Just Can’t Get What You Want

  Life has a tendency to disappoint at times – sometimes more than others, of course.  For many of us, the frequency has increased disproportionately over the last year or so. We have lost things we valued, endured things we never would have wished for, and weathered the increased tension and anxiety that comes when

Could there be order in your chaos?

  Rainer Maria Wilke once said, “The future enters into us, long before it happens, in order to transform itself in us.” I believe that quote speaks to some of those random experiences that on the face of things don’t make a lot of sense­ – but in retrospect seem to provide a sense of

What is Your Personal and Professional Blueprint?

  Have you ever driven by a construction site and wondered what was being built?  You may have seen people working diligently, each focused on their own specific task.  Maybe there were steel girders, half constructed walls, and unidentifiable objects at various stages of completion. Upon first glance, it likely appears chaotic and messy. But

Three Missing Links for Transforming Vision to Reality (and how to leverage them)

Orison Marden Swett once said, “There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.” James Allen published a beautiful book in 1901 called “As a Man Thinketh”, in which he wrote “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream,

A Visionary Approach for Getting More Done with Less Effort

  It’s been said that how you do anything is how you do everything.  If that’s true, then the improvements you make in the way you do things anywhere will spill over into what you do EVERYWHERE. I decided to play with that logic one weekend when attempting to find an easier, less grueling way

Ten Tips for Taking the Tyranny Out of Your To Do Lists

  My recent post, Don’t Let Your To Do List Keep You From Living Your Best Life, was born of a growing awareness that a fixation on to-do lists and time management systems can actually work against you if you’re not careful.  That being said, with or without to-do lists, there is never a shortage

Don’t Let Your To Do List Keep You From Living Your Best Life

When I used to sit down to eat meals as a kid, I would save the food I loved the most for last. I wanted to get all the other stuff out of the way – those squishy potatoes, the chewy meat, the cooked carrots.   What I really wanted to savor was the green beans.

Extraordinary Results. Less Effort. More Joy.

The other day I came across a piece of paper that brought back a rather unsettling memory of a pivotal conversation I had long ago, about something that was very important to me.  I didn’t realize just what an impact it had on me until I stopped to recall it – and consider all the

Why What Got You Here May Not Get You There – and What to do Instead

Imagine that software you’ve relied on for years stops working for you.  You notice your computer has been freezing up a lot and you’ve been experiencing some glitches. At first, it didn’t really bother you. You just made do and went on. But now it’s happening so often that you’re having trouble getting things done.