4 Steps To Success

Famed motivational speaker Jim Rohn says there are only 4 steps to success Collect good ideas. I’ve been doing that for a while. Okay. All my life, I’ve kept a journal. I am not consistent but there are many, many notebooks where I have written down quotes and lessons and experiences. The thing is that I…

Word of the day: sacrifice

Sacrifice always precedes success. You have to give up something to get something better. Decide whether you want the thing you have or the thing you could get. Then act accordingly. Dave Ramsey says, One definition of maturity is learning to delay pleasure. Children do what feels good; adults devise a plan and follow it….

January 2016 Goal Check-In

Successful people write down their goals and intentions, create a schedule and then get to work achieving. Why?  If you don’t have a clear picture of where you want to go, how will you know you’ve gotten there?  And if you don’t have a schedule of when you need to accomplish things, how will you…

4 Steps For Moving From Failure to Success

Many dream, but few dream and fulfill. The fear of failure hinders us moving from dreaming to doing. We’re afraid of what will happen when our dreams are exposed to the sunlight and don’t look the way they did in our minds. So we keep them locked inside our heads, afraid of failure but also…

Intentionality

Life happens… Or it does if you let it.  Instead of letting life just happen to you, you can plan it. You can be intentional about your experiences by strategizing them.     We often plan meetings but we are better served planning relationships.  We are accustomed to planning events but we can plan our…

Make time for running

Now that the days are significantly shorter, so short in fact that they feel as though they are about half as long, it’s a challenge to go running outdoors in daylight. At other times of the year, I struggle with motivation, injury, snow or heat. There’s always a hurdle. Right now, the biggest challenge is…

7 Outfits for 7 Days

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know my morning show of choice is NBC’s Today show. And my fav host at the table is Tamron Hall. She’s pretty, she’s black, she says she does her own makeup for her TV appearances, she talks about her life as a single lady, she…

5 Challenges To Meet Your 2015 Goals

On New Year’s Eve, you got caught up in the hype and you set some goals, probably lofty ones, for 2015. Now that the glitter has fallen off and the champagne sparkling cider has gotten flat, how do you meet these goals? These are 5 challenges that I am working on in 2015. Financial Challenge: Start with $1 per…