Your purpose is simple. It's to create something that you -- and only you -- can create. As you think about a new year and perhaps consider setting resolutions once again, consider instead of resolutions asking yourself one simple question: What am I creating?
Please try slowing down -- just for one moment, this moment. I guarantee it will work better. And there's nothing more I wish for you than the gift of enjoying this holiday season more than ever before. It's time.
Whether you are reinventing your career, your business, your lifestyle or your relationships, you have to take certain steps to effectively make the change happen. Skip a step and you'll probably wind up right back where you started. That's how people get stuck.
When we shift from being an observer to becoming an active participant in our lives, something interesting happens. What's often found is that the greatest obstacle to accomplishing our goals comes from inside.
Transforming your life involves going beyond the way you live, co-creating a better life for yourself, and changing the way you live. You do this by using your thoughts, visualization, words, faith, actions, or a combination of them.
Being an "older" mom was never in my plans. But plans change. As I continue to look over Facebook posts from high school friends, I don't regret the choices I made or the paths taken that brought me to where I am today
Most people have a plan for everything these days -- a business plan, marketing plan and even an editorial calendar for their blog. It's not easy to sort out what you actually need initially in business, but I'm telling you your first focus should be on having a life plan.
Perhaps you won't even write much down. That's OK. But I guarantee that you'll be full of thought throughout your day. In fact, the harder these questions are to think about, the more likely it is that you need this in your life.
If I think "I am building muscle and cutting fat to 12 percent" yet I'm sitting on a couch and eating chips and guacamole (which are totally delicious), then this positive affirmation will be as substantial as a cloud. It will wisp away with the very next bite.
In the same vein as any work of art, appreciate plans for what they are and leave room for spontaneous creativity. What initially strikes us as a violation of or departure from the grand plan may become the focal point of the next.
Once we assess a person's current balance point and determine counterbalance techniques that they agree to employ, measure and adjust, we can create a life map to take this person from "here" to "there," wherever "there" is for them.