New Year’s Resolutions – Again!

Goals vs. Dreams Well, it's almost that time again.  New Year's Resolutions.  Does the idea of making (and breaking) them depress you?  If so, try something different this year. Change your thinking . . . instead of a "goal" think of your resolutions as a "dream".  Instead of thinking of the work it will take to achieve your goal, focus on how your life will be improved [...]

Why Is a Non-Baker In Charge on Cookie Day?

Cookies, cookies, and more cookies. This is the time of year when you see cookies everywhere! In fact, today is even National Bake Cookies Day. If you like to bake – what a wonderful time of year for you! If you prefer not to bake then you certainly would appreciate an alternative. I fall into the “I’d rather not bake” category. (For a pretty [...]

Self-Care for the Holidays

The following was adapted from the Time Management Home Study Course for Direct Sales Professionals.  If you find that balancing your career, family, direct sales business, and holiday obligations causes you to push aside your self-care, I encourage you to continue reading!   I find that self-care is one of the toughest principles for business owners to follow. When you are exhausted, you are [...]

A.W.E. Inspired – Balance

Welcome to another A.W.E Inspired post! "Life is like riding a bicycle - to keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein Where can you move to today?   Try following this 3 step approach as you create change. A - Awareness If you could do anything today, what would you do?  What do you want to focus on? W - Work [...]

2016-12-07T20:01:14-04:00By |AWE|35 Comments

To See a Change, You Must Change

How will TODAY be different? If you want today to be different from yesterday, you will need to do things differently. Seems simple, yet many of us find ourselves doing the same “stuff” day after day, week after week,  year after year after year and then are disappointed when we do not see significant change. So, how can you jump out of this rut? [...]

How to Get Into “Work Mode” Even if You Work From Home

I've found that turning actions into habits is a great way to create lasting change.  We identify an obstacle, create a structure or routine to overcome this obstacle, and then refine our process until we no longer need to think about the solution - it becomes automatic. For many of my clients initiating action is a challenge. We know "the advantage of working from home is [...]

Should You Celebrate “All or Nothing Day”?

Yes - there really is an "All or Nothing Day"!  Is approaching your life in an all or nothing way productive?  My thought is "no".   I often try to see both sides of an issue - however, I'm struggling to see the "YES" part of this question.  (So if you are a proponent of All or Nothing Thinking - I urge you to post [...]

How “Berry” Tackled Creating Change by Using Routines

I'm always curious around what strategies and techniques are my clients finding the most helpful. Which changes are they the most excited about?  How has their quality of life improved?  But I also want to know what isn't working. What stumbling blocks have they run into since we last worked together?  What old habits have they fallen back into?  (Backsliding is common when creating [...]

If You Are Frustrated by Your Endless To-Do List, Try This

The 80/20 Rule Revisited! When I committed to start AND finish the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I realized that one of the keys to my success would be to use the 80/20 rule.  (Wondering what I'm talking about?  Click here!)  But, there are many, many, many ways to apply Pareto's Principal (also known as the 80/20 Rule).  In this YouTube video, Brian Tracy explains how [...]

2016-12-07T20:01:35-04:00By |Prioritizing|10 Comments

Christmas in July

Did you enjoy the holiday season last year?  Or, did you feel stressed, over-whelmed, out-of-control, and thankful when January finally arrived? Were you wrapping gifts on December 24th (or possibly purchasing gifts on December 24th) or were you sitting back enjoying a quiet moment reflecting about the reason for the season? Many of us get caught up in what we "should" do during the holiday's that we don't enjoy [...]