August Launch Into A Smooth Week

Awesome August to all this 1st Friday of the month! Today is a great day to put in place a strategy to make this a stellar month. Start out by deciding on a few things you can do today to prep & launch into a smooth next week?   Some ideas to consider: 1. Review your top initiatives for the month. 2. Identify priorities & sequence of steps supporting those initiatives. 3. Schedule them into your calendar as no miss appointments to work on them.   What can you add to  your success routine for setting a productivity flow. #GoalsForSuccess […]

Daily Bright Spots

To find our daily bright spots we need to consciously look for them.  To shine a light on life’s bright spots energizes us & lifts our spirits for a bit of reprieve from some of the rough weeks we’ve all experienced.  Holding on to the wonders of this world not only get us through but helps us cherish the small delights.  Connecting to those simple bright spots eases the way when emotions are raw & life feels harsh beyond measure on so many levels.    Personally, on these summer days – I begin with a soothing cup of coffee as […]

How To Fulfill Our Limitless Capability Capacity

Powerful quotes to ponder wisdom of the ages: From Abraham Lincoln ~ “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday “ To Thich Nhat Hanh ~ “ Waking up this morning, I smile.  Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. ”   The ‘wisdom of the ages’ message is clear – as each day unfolds before us, we are blessed to have another day.   Gone: 24 days – 341 remaining this year.  Each moment within […]

“Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of HOPE.” MLK ~ “I Have a Dream” 1963

“I have a dream…” Martin Luther King Jr turned vision & dream into a goal, turning personal resolve into a collective revolution.  Hi vision & dream continues to bring change beyond what the status quo was in our country.  He demonstrated patience with the understanding that big changes seldom happen overnight.  His enduring legacy empowers & motivate us to keep striving & working on what matters personally and globally.  As we pay tribute to his lifetime of dedication & what he started  – we also recognize that much yet remains in need of change. Taking that inspiration to a personal […]

Priority Focused Mindset For Managing Overwhelm

“Ultimately, each person chooses whether he comes out of the tumbler crushed or polished.” Elizabeth Kübler-Ross Success in life, whether abundant or lacking, tends to correlate with the consistency of of our choices and decisions. The ones many we make, the ones we avoid, and the ones we are ignorant about. Life is indeed full of them. Our personal and professional growth & success depends on the level of confidence we have regarding how and what we habitually choose for achieving what we want.  And of course, the actions we take when the inevitable challenges, obstacles or adversity materialize. We […]

Spring Forward Towards Your Priority Goals

“You are successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal.” Charles Carlson Spring is the season of new beginnings and growth, and one we look forward to.  If you are still looking for a reason to begin implementing on meaningful and profoundly important goals – then this season is an opportune time.  Those are the goals that will significantly improve quality of life.   That first step tends to be the hardest,  but the alternative of not taking the first step and delaying, means remaining in the same place.  To find comfort in the discomfort of being stuck.  A […]

I Have A Dream…

“I have a dream…” Martin Luther King Jr turned vision & dream into a goal, turning resolve into a revolution beyond what the status quo was in our country.  He demonstrated patience with the understanding that big changes are never an overnight achievement.  His enduring legacy empowers & motivate us to keep striving & working on what matters.  As we pay tribute to his lifetime of dedication for what he started  – we also recognize that much yet remains needing to be changed. Taking that inspiration to a personal level, our own dream begins with a vision. When that dream […]

Mighty Mindset: 3 Step Plan

“A priority focused mindset is the operational software of a powerful engine driving goal achievement with strategic actions, aligned & aimed at desired target results.” Didi L. Barbour Haven’t planned for this day, this week, or month yet? It’s not too late – take 10 – better yet 20 minutes to think and schedule in a couple of game changing initiatives that will created impact in narrowing the gap between where you are, how you plan your work & where you want to take you life.  Yes, that would be in addition to the long ‘to-do’ list of the routine […]

New Year Launch In February

February feels like a less of a pressure month than January to review & renew our aspirations and goals for the year. Endings and beginnings require pause to reflect on the past and to project forward to a desired future. Regardless of what this past year has been like or what it failed to deliver, it’s helpful to keep in mind that we all have our share of self-doubt, & temporary setbacks.   There are times when the obligations of everyday life can feel like a succession of detours and roadblocks to our desired success. Yet, we persist and persevere, slowing […]

Taming Your Dragons 101

“If you lack the iron and the fizz to take control of your own life, then the gods will repay your weakness by having a grin or two at your expense. Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don’t be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked.” Tom Robbins   Ghost, goblins & gremlins, oh my!! It’s that time of year when those creatures surface for some fun to ‘Trick or Treat’. But when they move in to reside as your constant  internal critics – they will adversely affect your mental, emotional and physical domains.  That’s no […]

Everyone Needs An Oasis…

“Everyone needs an oasis of solitude & silence…a daily period of being present to our deepest self…” Thomas Keating No matter the roles you play on the world stage, you need regular connection to an internal sanctuary of well being with touchstones to carry that peace found within throughout the day. Taking time to deepen your experience with your higher self generates signpost reminders that you are a multidimensional person, with many levels of hopes, aspirations, & needs. This oasis is a much needed plug-in destination for grounding to our world within, so we can better function in the outer […]

Priority Focused Mindset Benefits

I continue doing research on how we can better focus on what matters most to us in life. What surfaced is a parallel analogy to better aim our attention like the functions of a camera lens zooming in on the specifics we want to capture. Similarly, a priority focused mindset homes in from an angle to more selectively perceive, view & sustain attention on the important & what we really care about while cropping out the superfluous clutter. If pays to heighten our awareness as to where we regularly aim our focus and energies.  Knowing what is important sharpens our […]

Make End of Year Time Count

As this year winds down, most of us are experiencing either a sense of pride at the progress and success achieved or pangs of remorse or frustration for falling short from our set goals.  At this point you can decide to write off the year or choose to spend remaining time more productively.  I plan on pushing a bit harder each day for a stronger close by making the most of every remain moment, as well as laying the groundwork for 2019. I like to approach year’s end by taking time to solidifying a better foundation for next year,  looking […]

Gauging Progress & Achievement For Success on Priority Goals

As we close out 2nd quarter marking the midway point of the year, make time for some high leverage activity by reviewing the vision & mission of your priority goals.   It’s an opportunity to engage & strengthen commitment to your priority goal pursuits.  And – to adjust  key objectives, initiatives and projects assure continued alignment driving the overarching vision and desired year-end results. If you haven’t created clear benchmarks with a ‘scoreboard’ for key projects & initiatives, how will you assess & chart progress indicators for priority goal achievement? Metrics are the benchmarks of success to keep you and your team […]