We were sitting at a wine-filled dinner, the six of us, discussing life, kids, and jobs. Lydia* and Philip*, a university professor, and a high-ranking British colonel, respectively, were charming, intelligent, and always a source of stimulating conversation. Philip was ‘deployed’ to Canada to teach combat tactics at the local military college. I asked him [...]
In life, and business, we will all face our critics. Whether you finally got your post baby bod, 10 years after giving birth, and posted a bikini photo that your sister-in-law publicly slammed on Instagram or you decided to finally start a business and your so-called bff is now your mff – missing friend forever. [...]
We have only 31 days left in 2017 and I hope you are crushing your goals. No doubt you have a lot going on and that is why I like to make The 3 brief. Who has time to read long, boring emails? Certainly not a productive person like you so let’s get right [...]
I have a question for you – are you feeling a little all over the map right now wondering if you will finish the year where you want to be? So many people struggle with prioritizing their goals only to waste massive amounts of time. In the words of the late Jim Rohn, who I [...]
While I was procrastinating on writing the Thursday 3… just kidding. I wouldn’t call myself a procrastinator however I sometimes do delay tasks until I have the inspiration thus one might call me an ‘intentional delayer.’ According to Dr. Joseph Ferrari, Professor of Psychology at DePaul University, 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators. [...]
On my recent birthday weekend, I decided to go away to beautiful Sedona, Arizona and spend some time in quiet contemplation. As a mother, wife, owner of two businesses, and working on a startup, getting away, even for 2 days, isn't easy however in order to effectively live into all of the roles I play, [...]
The quest for “great ideas” to stand out from the competition in today’s market is challenging, but can also be a fun adventure! Whether you are trying to launch your entrepreneurial vision, support a philanthropic effort, close a big deal, land your dream job or get that next promotion, we are all looking for that spot [...]
On a recent Saturday, I found myself sitting across a classroom desk from a woman who was pouring her heart out to me about her life, her kids, and her marriage. We were volunteering at our children’s school and on this brief reprieve from our duties, I listened to this very familiar tale of many [...]
Whether we realize it or not, we are always setting some form of goal; even if ‘getting through the day,’ is on your wish list – that in and of itself is a form of a goal.
Let me know if this feels familiar – you have a call with a person who criticizes your actions and suddenly you feel deflated. You ruminate on it for days feeling no self-worth and vacillating from anger to pity.