How to Keep Life’s Obstacles from Stopping You

Imagine that you’re cruising along in your car headed smoothly toward your destination. And then traffic slows to a stop. Is there an accident ahead? Construction? Some other impediment? No worries. Your GPS has an alternate route that’ll get you exactly where you need to go. What if you could find your way around life’s

Why What Used to Work May Now Be Working Against You (and what to do instead)

Imagine finding yourself in a dark room…It’s a room that was once lit but has since dimmed. And you have been doing everything you can to turn that light back on.  You’ve even gone so far as to build a contraption that allows you to generate electricity through your own manual effort, sort of like

Lightening Your Load: Mind Over Matter

Have you ever noticed that your experience  directly reflects  your state of mind?  When your mind is cluttered, your surroundings have a way of mirroring that.  Feelings of being scattered are often accompanied by piles of unfinished business everywhere you look or lists and notes of things to do that seem to multiply.  When you

Are You Running Out of Gas?

Very few of us would drive for long without a seatbelt, especially with the loud blaring noises most cars make to alert us of the fact that we’ve forgotten to take such an important precaution.  But if you ask people how long they’ve driven accompanied by a warning light that tells them they are due

How to Advance Your Career – Even with No Opportunity in Sight

  With all things being equal, what differentiates those who rise to success (and continue to achieve it over an extended period) from those who stay where they are? That was a question Mike Ettore, Executive Leadership Coach, author of Trust-Based Leadership, and founder of Fidelis Leadership Group, asked me on his podcast recently.  The

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,