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Sometimes when you least expect it – you will win

Every once in a while something happens that restores my faith in how the world works… Recently, I came upon a story of hope where the good guy (or gal in this case) has a shot to win. Not to say the others in the race are not as worthy, because frankly they are, but… Read more »

Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win

As I’ve gotten older I’ve really tried to keep myself out of trouble and I’m doing pretty well, thank goodness! It’s not that I go looking for trouble but sometimes it just seemed to find me – usually because of something I said OR it was something someone said I said. So I have had… Read more »

You’ll never be the same again

Steve Jobs said, “When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very… Read more »

Walking through the rooms of our lives

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman I like the idea that… Read more »

She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.

Let me be one of the first to welcome you to the New Year 2014. I am excited because I fully believe this is going to be a good year – in spite of all the predictions, politics and pundits. I believe in the message that I shared last week about Write it on your… Read more »

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year

As I thinking about what to give as a word of encouragement this week I wanted to share something that would be uplifting and not just educational or a training session so when I found the first part of this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson I knew I had landed on my thought for this… Read more »

I choose to live by choice, not by chance

I choose to live by choice, not by chance~ Miranda Marrott To live by choice, not by chance; To make changes, not excuses; To be motived, not manipulated; To be useful, not used; To excel, not compete; I choose self-esteem, not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion… Read more »

If opportunity doesn’t knock – build a door…

I grew up with the idea of when opportunity knocks you open the door and let it in…but what do you do when opportunity doesn’t knock and you need an opportunity – I agree with the funnyman of yesterday – Milton Berle – If opportunity doesn’t knock – Friend you build a door. Yes –… Read more »

The Power of a Nudge

I don’t about you – but I sometimes struggle to get moving on projects, book writing, speech writing, and radio show writing you name it and I’m usually dragging myself to get it done… What’s odd it’s not that I don’t want to do it but I find so many other “worthy” things to do… Read more »

What’s Your Balance?

I don’t mean your physical balance – although that is important but what I am asking about today is your “credit” in the accounts of “worthy organizations”… such as your volunteer activities… your kids school… your place of worship… what I find (more so at the holidays) is that for many of you – you… Read more »