Tag: self-improvement

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are You Letting a Small Setback Stop You?

19 Jul, 2017 , , ,

Here’s a question: when you hit a roadblock, do you get up, dust yourself off and try again, or stay down and give up? I have to be honest here: I’ve done both, and you know what? Staying down and giving up on myself never felt good. In the moment, it may seem like the […]

10 Truths to Change Your Life

17 Apr, 2017 , , , , , ,

There’s no better occasion than the here and now to turn your brain off autopilot and channel your attention towards the beauty and indeed, fragility of life. The 10 Truths you’re about to read are likely ones you know and have heard time and time again. But they need repeating and reminding, so we don’t […]

The Importance of Identifying Your Strengths

22 Apr, 2016 , , , , , , , , , , ,

We’ve all been asked the following question during a job interview, what are your strengths? We usually try to answer with the assumed expectations of the interviewer. But are the answers we give in times of nervous stress our truths? If asked outside of a job interview, would we be able to tell honestly, what […]

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