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When You Cannot Reach Your Goals

When You Cannot Reach Your Goals

  Being optimistic as we develop and set out to achieve our goals increases our chance of achieving them.  When the going gets tough a little positive self-talk can keep you moving toward your goal. I often refer to the story of “The Little Engine that Could” remembering how this little engine took on such … Continue reading

Reversing Negative Momentum

Reversing Negative Momentum

On Wednesday I wrote about defining successful and how this is an individual experience.  Even though each person needs to define what success is to our self, many have a hard time doing that.  They are stuck because of someone or something.  They can never see themselves being successful at anything. My blogging friend, Kristen Barton Cuthriell, … Continue reading

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

We all have experienced a time, maybe a few, when we have gotten stuck in a rut.  We feel down, maybe sorry for ourselves, and just cannot seem to pull ourselves out. Times like this may be triggered by some bad event or unhappy change in our life. If we do not pick ourself up … Continue reading

How Do You See Yourself?

How Do You See Yourself?

  Far too often we allow how we see ourself to be influenced by how others see us.  It may be difficult, but we need to put away what others may think and reach deep down inside of ourselves to pull out who we know we really are. That is what matters, that is what … Continue reading

Business Core Values

Business Core Values

the past few days I have been interviewing potential employees, I find this task to be a two-edged sword.  As a business owner you want to find the best employee for your business, yet you also want the employee to find the best employer they possibly can.  It needs to be a win-win to truly … Continue reading

Facing Adversity

Facing Adversity

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” ~ Epicurus

Losing Your Creativity

Losing Your Creativity

Creativity emerges from asking questions, from inquiring why certain procedures are followed, how things work or why they do not, and in general the “why” can’t it happen. I remember decades ago when my first child was a baby and I was a stay-at-home mom, and I watched a friend’s little boy who was two … Continue reading

What Are You Going To Change This Summer?

What Are You Going To Change This Summer?

Summer has officially begun. Depending where you live it may be time to plant your garden, get the beach or lake equipment ready, plan some barbecues and set up a summer exercise program. Summer represents a fun time, one that people look forward to all year. Summer is a time of anticipation of beautiful weather, … Continue reading

Coworker Misunderstandings

Coworker Misunderstandings

  Occasionally having a misunderstanding with your coworker can happen with only one of you realizing that something went wrong.  Our time is so demanding and we rush around having multiple things on our minds. Something is said as one person passes by another, never intending for it to be taken seriously, but who knows … Continue reading