Using Your Fear As Fuel

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Most of us are taught that being a strong, successful person means that you don’t entertain fear and you certainly don’t show it. Probably because wallowing in it can be draining and can rob us of our joy, self confidence, energy and our power. I know this to be true as I lived with anxiety…

Confessions Of A Reformed DIY’er

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I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s in the midst of the women’s liberation movement. Being a strong, independent woman meant I could do whatever a man could: change my own flat tire, support myself financially, be the CEO of my own business, paint my walls… I could “do it myself”. I remember feeling…

A Healing Perspective

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I was speaking with a client the other day about her long term goals for her business. When it came to the subject of her retirement, her whole energy froze. She said, “Um, what retirement fund?” I could feel her energy sinking fast as shame rose to the surface. I told her: “Stop worrying about…

The Gift of Imperfection

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I often say “Business is just another path of Soul growth”. This is because, in my own journey to building 3 successful businesses and having a life I love to wake up to everyday, I have discovered it’s more about who you become in the process. It’s about being who you need to BE. So you…

Success Is Relative

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It’s 98 degrees on a hot summer day. My box of 36 Hershey bars won’t last long in this heat. The clock is ticking. I have 2 hours to sell them all and get some lunch before being back at my sales seminar. I duck into the nearest business place and break out my winning…

The Power of A Great Question

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A few weeks ago I was completing the intake form for my new coach. One of the questions asked: “Where are you consistently letting your clients down?”. My instinctive response was a defensive, indignant “I’m NOT!”. (Lol!)   Noticing my rapid and reactive response, I took a breath and asked myself: “If you were, where…

Creating Joyful Success

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How do you define Success? What does it look like for you? A 6 or 7 figure business? A beautiful home? High end car? Gorgeous, loving, attentive, wealthy life partner or spouse in your bed? Beautiful, healthy children? Financial and personal freedom? However you choose to define success, getting clear on what you desire is…

Business As A Path Of Personal Growth: Lessons learned on the Journey to Success

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July 2011, Dallas Texas. I’m walking aimlessly around the exhibit hall at the Ewomen Conference in tears, feeling confused and dejected…like a complete failure.    I had been working with a mentor since February that year, part of a high level business coaching program, in an effort to get my coaching business off the ground.…

The Cure For Procrastination

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“Procrastination is the biggest thief of time” I don’t know who said that (other than my Mother who said it to me … a lot!)  For many years I was plagued by procrastination and that saying would ring in my head like a loud (and annoying) church bell when you’re trying to sleep in on…

Embracing Opportunities

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Part of living beyond struggle and limitation is that you begin to have an awareness of opportunities everywhere and receive them. The dictionary defines an opportunity as: 1- an appropriate or favorable time or occasion 2- a situation or occasion favorable for the attainment of a goal 3- a good position, chance or prospect, as…