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 [...]

Putting Your Personal Signature on Your Work

Your work. How much does it reflect who you are? Do you see your inimitable signature stamped on everything you complete? Do you share your personal style and flare with the world? It might not be as hard as it seems. Maybe you hand over that receipt with a smile and a wink. Maybe you [...]

The “Little Fun” List

Just for the heck of it, I started making a list of the little things that I find fun about my current life and lifestyle. I was fascinated to see that once I got on a roll, it got easier and easier to think of things until I ended up with well over a hundred… [...]

How Much Vacation is Enough?

In the U.S., we’re all accustomed to working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks of the year. But is this the way it has to be? In his best-selling book, “The 4-Hour Work Week,” author Timothy Ferris challenges us to think about what life would be like if we only worked 4 hours per week [...]

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 [...]

Winning at the Values and Lifestyle Game

Here we go with the 4th installment of Jeff’s Wisdom: Do you dislike your career or do you dislike the place you’re doing it at? For me, it was only the latter. And maybe that’s true for others. Sometimes its hard to separate the two. Even if I someday get tired of my position, I [...]

What’s your checklist?

Oprah Winfrey has created a new documentary series “Master Class” in which she interviews successful people and asks them to share their thoughts. Currently playing is Diane Sawyer. And here is one of her insights: “My dad, I still think, had the most beautiful, simple checklist for what you should do in life: Do something [...]

Are You Too Chicken to Be Resolute?

Why do New Year’s Resolutions get such a bad rap? Everywhere I look it seems I see someone putting the kibosh on setting resolutions. If they’re a bad idea, why did they get started in the first place? Here’s what I think: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with setting resolutions. Personally, I love the whole idea [...]

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 [...]