Prior to my coach training at iPEC (The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), had I used the list of the ten beliefs highlighted in Amandah Blackwell’s Huffington Post article, “Warning: These 10 Beliefs Keep You Stuck in Life,” I would have seen that more than 50% of thoughts I held to be true were…
I’ve been following Richard Branson’s blog for awhile now. I love the simplicity of his insights and how he easily translates his business brilliance to concepts applicable to a cart vendor in a developing country. In his latest installment, Not Going It Alone, Branson offers up one of his success formulas. Instead of the A,…
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” MLK reminds us we are all connected.
The weekend is over and Monday is here again. When I was first starting my coaching business, Mondays were often my most challenging days. They were the days when the ‘can I do this’ questions tended to pop into my head. Those are old conversations for me now and most days the challenge is not…
Been holding back in life? Falling short of the level of success you know you’re capable of? Not quite ready to make your next move? Watch this video and then ask yourself again,
What’s YOUR next move?
Every once in awhile, I experience a brief window of time where I’m not on my game. I’ll feel unclear and not as present in the moment as usual. As a former professional athlete, I have a good sense when I’m out of balance or things are not clicking. I’ll stumble, question myself, or make choices that don’t fully align with my values. It feels awkward and uncomfortable.
When I noticed this off-center feeling recently, I asked myself, “how do I get back on track?” Maybe because I’m a visual person or maybe because I’m a dancer; the image that popped into my head was a ballerina dancing on pointe.
It takes incredible balance and control to dance in toe shoes. Just walking in them is a feat well beyond the normal person’s ability. It takes years of basic training to strengthen the body to be able to make a ballerina look like she is effortlessly floating across a stage.
2013 is exploding off the charts for me, which is very exciting. It also means, I need to stay very organized and use as many tools as possible to streamline my business. So for anyone living in their high potential zone, here is a short list of my favorites that do the job for me. All of these have free options and/or free trials.
Dropbox – a lifesaver…period. File storage system that syncs all your computers and is accessible from your phone as well. I can pull up any document at any time even from my android. It also has file sharing capabilities so I’ve used it to replace my old ftp site and share folders with associates and business partners.
“Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life” ~ when Deborah Jane Wells, creator and host of this amazing VoiceAmerica radio show reached out and invited me to do an episode with her, it was an easy yes because I saw the opportunity to help more people break through what I call the “Dorothy Syndrome.”
To quote* Kelly Clarkson, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” But when it comes to stress, that’s only true if you learn how to reduce or eliminate it. It’s common knowledge stress is not beneficial. In recent years, the insights have gotten more specific about the toll it is taking on our health, careers,…
What is it that has us live as if we are separate, individual beings walking our own path? All around us is evidence of the connectedness of the universe. The single planets are part of a solar system. An event anywhere within that system has an effect on the whole.
It doesn’t really matter what causes this fallacy of unconnected lives. It is more important to seek the truth that, like the planets, the actions of a single person ripple out into the world.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen the power of people joining together and sharing resources to overcome the challenges of loss and lack of essentials. Cooperation over competition. We versus me. It is inspiring to witness and to take part in this universal exchange, but must we wait for a crisis or natural disaster to employ this way of living?