Six Productivity Habits That Give More Back Than They Take

When I’m busy or procrastinating on a big project that needs to get done, my good productivity habits fall by the wayside. I check email too often, rationalizing that I need to be accessible in a crisis mode (actually staying productive would be more helpful but my stressed out self has poorer … [Read more...]

Four Ways To Achieve Both Professional And Personal Fulfillment

The other day I was catching up with a very accomplished technology executive who was at a loss in forming her next professional moves because everything she prioritized right now pointed to her personal fulfillment – getting back into shape, focusing on family, travel. It made sense in a way since … [Read more...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% … [Read more...]

Three Counterintuitive Ways To Get Back On Track With Your Goals

If you are like the over 40% of goal-setters who have abandoned their new year’s resolutions by January of the same year, then you need strategies to get back on track with your goals. In my latest Forbes post, I shared four strategies (and new book recommendations) to help you maintain those new … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 3: Visualizing Your Perfect Day

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 3 which is about Visualizing Your Perfect Day. I was excited to get this particular challenge because it’s a popular coaching exercise, and yet I haven’t done it in a while. On the plus side, I haven’t felt a … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 1: Finding Your Focus

I posted on social media that I’ll be doing Natalie Sisson’s 10-Day Blog Challenge. Normally I blog 1-2 times per week here, plus posts for Forbes and Money. So 10 days of straight blogging in one place will be a lot! But after writing for over 10 years, I need to mix it up so I'm taking the … [Read more...]

Steven Wright on Having It All

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? - Steven Wright Of course, as a comic, I love to quote comics. But more significant than how funny this is, is how true this is. Having everything poses a space problem. More brings more headaches. This isn’t to discourage you from striving. … [Read more...]

Ralph Waldo Emerson on the Best Day of the Year

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year - Ralph Waldo Emerson What if the best day of the year was today? Would you get out of bed early with a smile and childlike anticipation? Would you be on the watch for miracles, big and small, or opportunities to pounce on?  What … [Read more...]

Jawaharlal Nehru on the Risk of Caution

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all - Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India I’m a personal finance junkie so the first example of this that comes to mind is saving in “guaranteed” rate CDs which provide a guaranteed but low return, but typically does not even grow at … [Read more...]

John Lubbock on Seeing Clearly

What we see depends mainly on what we look for -- John Lubbock What are you seeing lately? Growth, opportunity, success? Challenges, difficulties, obstacles? What if you looked for something else? In what areas of your life would you like to change your perspective? … [Read more...]