Category: Personal Development

The Power of Imagination

24 Jan, 2018 , , , ,

Your imagination is a powerful tool that can reveal your purpose to you, simply by looking inside. Once you know your purpose, you can use your imagination even further to make it a reality. You will be able to plan for the future and set goals. At one time or other, things like cars, planes, […]

4 Fundamentals to a Truly Purposeful Life

3 Jan, 2018 ,

Recently, we’ve been talking about New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t already, check out: Resolutions Are Great, But Why Wait! What have you resolved to do to bring more purpose into your life?  What would that include? Would it mean writing a book? Sharing your story? Or something else?  Think of this as designing a blueprint for the next chapter of your life.  […]

Looking Back on 2017

27 Dec, 2017 , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This year was full of highs and I learned a lot. I’m glad you’ve been along for the journey, whether that means becoming a published author, finally putting your pen to paper or stepping into your greatness in some other meaningful way. Before the year comes to a close, I wanted to reflect back on […]

5 Mistakes Authors Make with Their Platform

13 Dec, 2017 , , , , , , ,

If you want to make a difference and change lives, you NEED a platform. Otherwise, how are people going to have access to you? You simply cannot reach and connect with others, if you don’t have a platform. Your platform is a representation of you and your brand. It will define how people think of […]

Winter Blues Got You Feeling a Bit Down?

6 Dec, 2017 , , , , , , , , , , ,

It happens to the best of us. In fact, the “winter blues,” also known as seasonal affective disorder is more common than you think and impacts people of all ages, including children. As the days get shorter and colder, it can be difficult to get motivated to do even the simplest tasks, like writing, exercising […]

5 Ways to Defeat Self-Doubt for Authors

3 Oct, 2017 , , , , , , , , ,

Self-doubt plagues even the most confident writers. In today’s Digital Age, when we’re so easily exposed to the opinions and judgments of others, it can become difficult not to let it affect our own self-perception. As a writer and author, self-doubt can be a huge obstacle in the creative process. Not only can it impede […]

Your People-Pleasing Habits May Be Problematic

30 Aug, 2017 , , ,

People-pleasing isn’t always a bad thing and it certainly doesn’t make you a bad person. On the plus side, you just want others to be happy and comfortable. However, the negative side of people-pleasing could be a compromise of your values or opportunities to be taken advantage of. Take a close look at a few […]

Are You Taking More Than You Give?

23 Aug, 2017 , , , , , , ,

Early in my career, I learned the most valuable piece of advice that has stuck with me decades later. “You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.” This lesson came, of course from my mentor Zig Ziglar. The idea that to get what you […]

Why Do We Make Bad Decisions? (And How to Stop!)

16 Aug, 2017 , , , , , ,

Hindsight is always 20/20. Have you ever looked back on a poor decision and thought, “what was I thinking?” We’ve all been there! Bad decisions don’t happen by chance. There is almost always a driving force influencing your decision, and it’s usually not a good one. Whether you call them reasons, excuses or habits, here […]

Science Says You Need to Laugh More… And So Do I!

9 Aug, 2017 , , , ,

It’s hard to feel stressed when you’re laughing. But laughter can do a whole lot more for you than just stress relief — laughter can make you more productive. Researchers have compared laughter to that of a “potent drug” with “contagious powers” and a lengthy list of benefits for both mind and body. Check out […]

Are You Stuck in a Rut?

3 Aug, 2017 , , , ,

It’s a phrase we’ve all heard: stuck in a rut. When I thought about being “stuck in a rut,” I became curious of where the phrase even came from. So I did a bit of research and here’s what I found: The phrase is thought to have originated in the early 1800s when the wheels […]

It’s Time to Find a Mentor

11 Jul, 2017 , , ,

The entire course of my life changed when Zig Ziglar became my mentor! Aside from the fact, Zig was a master in personal development, inspiration and motivation, having a mentor coach me through my personal and professional life, kept me on course to achieve my fullest potential, and then some. You may have never considered […]

Do You Love What You Do?

5 Jul, 2017 , ,

Loving what you do is called passion. And if you know anything about my blog or brand, you know passion is the bread and butter of my business. I was lucky enough to discover at a young age: What I’m passionate about What I love to do And, I’ve been pursuing that passion ever since! […]

Failure Is Your Ticket to Success

20 Jun, 2017 ,

What I’m about to say might surprise you: failure is a good thing. Of course, failing all the time isn’t great, but a healthy dose of failure is the best motivator you can have. Here’s why. Failure makes us appreciate success. If everything worked out perfectly every time, success wouldn’t be so sweet — we’d […]

Taking Control of the Physical Spoke on Your “Wheel of Life”

14 Jun, 2017 , , ,

Recently, we’ve been talking about the Zig Ziglar “Wheel of Life,” made up of seven “spokes” representing different aspects of your life. Here’s a reminder of those spokes: Mental Spiritual Physical Family Financial Personal Career This week, I want to talk about the physical spoke of the “Wheel of Life.” In mainstream media, there’s a […]

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