How’s Your Artist?

Feeling a little uninspired?  Not enough creative umph to get you through the day? When’s the last time you took your inner artist on a date? Years ago, I worked through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Artist Dates are one of the tools she recommends to help keep your creativity flowing. Simply choose a new [...]

When Talent Collides

Here’s an unusual question for you… How far are you willing to stretch your wings with your talent? Do you play it safe most of the time – flying under the radar? Or do you actively seek out new opportunities to see if you can cause a flap? Take a moment to see what happens [...]

Becoming a Problem-Free Zone

In my early days of coaching, I was exposed to the idea that you can become a problem-free zone. Yep. Problem-free. Imagine – never having another problem as long as you live. What would it take to achieve this? Cleaning up your life, for sure. Taking care of finances, relationships, health matters, etc. What if [...]

Don’t Take My Advice…

How often do you take the advice of experts? I’ve been asking random people this question and have been greeted with similar reactions — a little giggle, and a glancing away in embarrassment. It seems that many of us are in the business of ignoring the experts and going gung-ho, willy-nilly in the direction we [...]

What’s Haunting You?

There’s no way around it… You have a past and its contents are haunting you! Question is, how spooked are you? On the general subject of what’s slowing you down, standing in your way, or stopping you altogether from having the career of your dreams… Your past is most likely the number one culprit. Maybe [...]

What Would Rocky Do?

Have you ever wanted to learn to speed walk? Me neither.  I’ve been an avid walker since I was about 11 years old, and always thought I was just fine at my usual snail’s pace. Apparently not, because a few years ago, a friend of mine decides I need to learn to walk faster in [...]

Are You Too Chicken to Try Frog?

When’s the last time you tried something for the first time? Last night I coached at a networking event for the Project Management Institute.  As you can see in the picture above, I offered people the chance to try something that may or may not have been frog. As far as I can tell, no [...]

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Sometimes "You're Out!" — Even When You're Playing it Safe!

When I was a kid I loved playing softball. My Dad taught me to “anticipate the play.” To try to figure out what I would do in any given situation on the field. If the ball came to me, would I throw it to first? Depended on whether runners were on any of the other [...]

Who Pushes You to be More?

Do you have anyone in your life who pushes you to be more? In a world full of people who are in a “people-pleasing” stage, it’s easy to get complacent and settle for being good enough. Time to trade “good enough” for being “truly great!” How do you get there? By finding at least one [...]