Are You Not Motivated . . . or Not Inspired?

Are You Not Motivated . . . or Not Inspired?

Several years ago I was sitting in a seminar on motivation and the speaker asked how many of us, at any point in time, felt like we lacked motivation.  There were about 50 people in the room and each of our hands shot up at the same time.  As he continued to talk and...
Are You Listening??

Are You Listening??

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  ~  Epictetus Humans are social creatures and as such, we often seek the companionship of close relationships and intimacy – that experience of being in the presence of another and feeling...
Operation Outside a XMAS box!

Operation Outside a XMAS box!

Giving is rewarding.  Giving gifts is rewarding too.  No doubt about either of those statements.  For some however, gifting may be very uncomfortable.  What happens when we feel times of low creativity or when we just cannot figure out something to offer when giving...
Answer Gracefully . . . Live Calmly

Answer Gracefully . . . Live Calmly

I AM are two of the most powerful words available to us.  It doesn’t matter what environment, what job, what person or what conflict … I AM defines the situation because what we put behind them shapes our reality. It’s true.  And, it’s advantageous to keep in mind –...
Balancing Grief and Work

Balancing Grief and Work

My father passed away this May and I often find myself struggling between grief and productivity.  My attention to work has greatly diminished and even though owning your own business alleviates the “getting fired” aspect, a decrease in productivity means that your...
We Got ’em But Do They Work???

We Got ’em But Do They Work???

A goal without a plan is merely a wish! As we close out 2015 and welcome in another year, there is no shortage of information about the usefulness of goals (maybe under the auspice of business plans, personal development, physical health, etc.) and how having them can...