Category: Self Improvement

Five Ways to Carpe Diem Today

18 Apr, 2018 , , , , ,

Carpe diem. Seize the day. It is a simple truth with extraordinary power. Each and every day we have the opportunity to make a difference, make a change, leave a legacy, impact the world, and live our purpose. When is the last time you lived a day to its full potential? When was the last […]

You’re Not Living Your Purpose If…

11 Apr, 2018 , , , ,

Our purpose, legacy, WHY and passion are more and more important to people than ever before. It’s no longer enough to just show up in the office, do your job and go home, just to do it all again the next day. We crave meaning. We want our work to impact lives, change the world […]

Guilt Free Ways to Say No

4 Apr, 2018 , , , , , , , ,

Are you a people pleaser? At one point or another, we’ve all been there. A friend asks for a favor and even though you really don’t have the time, you say yes. A colleague asks you to pick up some slack at work and even though you’re already spread really thin, you take on the […]

It’s Time For a Mental Spring Cleaning!

28 Mar, 2018 , , , , ,

This spring, I’m challenging you to a mental spring cleaning. Why should tidying up be limited to just our homes? Think of how great it feels to come home to a clean, sparkling home: the floors are clean; beds are made; dishes put away; everything is exactly where it belongs. Now, let’s get to that […]

Cut These Words From Your Vocabulary to Become A Better Author, Leader & Friend

22 Mar, 2018 , , , , , , ,

Words mean a lot. They hold an incredible amount of weight and value in the way we speak, express ourselves, connect with others and share our story. Not all words are created equal. I don’t mean to pick favorites, but there are certain words I completely eliminate from my vocabulary because they don’t serve a […]

What NOT to Do With Your Time Off

7 Mar, 2018 , , , , , ,

Pretty soon spring and summer will be upon us. That means more long weekend, holidays, school breaks and vacation time! How do you spend your time off? Do you commit to unplugging and unwinding; or are you still swept up in your list of to-do’s? The most successful people, in their professional and private lives, […]

Are You Really Living Your Priorities?

1 Mar, 2018 , , , , ,

You’ve all heard me talk about the “PRINCE”-iples of Success. They start with knowing your passion and identifying your purpose.   The First Steps Passion and purpose are two of my favorite things to talk about! One of the reasons is because they’re “easy” to identify. They are the things that you LOVE, what you […]

How to Give More than You Take from Your Network

31 Jan, 2018 , , , ,

Have you ever heard the saying that your network is equal to your net worth? Helping others always pays off — sometimes in ways you can’t even imagine. Take “Book Bound” alumni, for example. Since the first year I began “Book Bound Workshop,” we’ve built a community of authors, entrepreneurs and business owners who have […]

How Do You Define ‘Happiness’?

17 Jan, 2018 , , ,

How often have you talked about your “happy place?” For many of us, our “happy place” is an actual, physical location- maybe the beach, your childhood home, or favorite vacation spot. Have you ever stopped to consider why it is your happy place? It probably has to do with how the place makes you feel: […]

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 […]

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Guns When Willpower Is Low

6 Sep, 2017 , , , ,

Whatever your goal, lack of willpower can sabotage even the best intentions. What do you want to achieve? Do you want to…. Write a book? Start a business? Get a promotion? Be a public speaker? Shed a few pounds? Buy a new car? Change the world? Goals come in all shapes and sizes, big and […]

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 […]

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