Archive for February, 2008

through the eyes of a child

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Child If you have followed my blog for a while, you know I have a 14-month old toddler.  Every single day I revel in her discoveries.  I get to be a kid again and she reminds me of what it was like to look at the world with eyes full of wonder and possibility.   

In playing with her, I am reminded that that sense of wonder is still available to me....and to you!  It saddens me when I speak with someone who decides it's    Read More

it’s a leap year: we get an extra day!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

        If we all did things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.                     - Thomas Edison

Time Tomorrow is leap day, giving us an extra free Friday!  What will you do with the extra day?  Will it be just another day that "passes you by" or will you use it as an opportunity to start something new?  Leap day is a great opportunity to get back into that hobby you haven't    Read More

thoughts on the oscars

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Oscars_2 I love a good movie but admittedly I don't have much patience for award shows.  That being said however, I'm also a sucker for a good success story and the Academy Awards is full of them.  Somehow, some way - every one of these folks made their way to "Hollywood".  To acting.  To a profession where the odds of success relative to the number of folks dreaming of being actors is slim to none and yet, here they were. 

I wonder how many times    Read More

how do you eat an elephant?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Elephant Do you have a great dream that you want to manifest?  Getting started can sometimes be the hardest part because plan development in and of itself can be overwhelming!  We identify what we want and then we develop this great elaborate plan to get there but then we actually have to figure out how to implement this amazing plan!  At this stage of the game, I always remind my clients of the old adage - How do you eat an    Read More

if you could achieve one goal in 24 hours

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Brian_tracey_2 I am getting addicted to YouTube!  What a wealth of motivational and inspirational information at out fingertips!  I find so much value in it that I have decided to post some of my favorites to the blog on a regular basis.  To that end, this post includes a video clip with a great action item from Brian Tracey on how to prioritize and take action toward our top level goals.  I speak of this often to my readers but it's always great to hear    Read More

analysis paralysis – the external conversation

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Scaredguy_2 How do you...?

Where do I start?

I don't know how to...

I don't know who to....

There's so much to do.

What if.....?

But......

Sound familiar?  Before we ever begin, we have a million questions that have us never take the first step.  It doesn't matter whether you're thinking about a job change or have a new idea for a project, we all have moments where we get stuck in the theory. In the question.  In the worst case scenario.  In fact, the first step in    Read More

the fierce urgency of now

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

5611_urgent_vs_important_perma Do you have a sense of urgency about fulfilling your vision and goals? 

In Barack Obama's recent victory speech following wins in Wisconsin and Hawaii, Barack stated that when encouraged by some party members to delay his candidacy for President, his reply was no.  I'm paraphrasing here but the essence of his reply was that now was the time.  He feels he has a vision for this country and now is the time for him to pursue the manifestation of    Read More

leading with vision

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Defaultcamfdrol_2 Two years ago, I had never heard of Senator Barack Obama.  Six months ago, I thought he was refreshing but wasn't sure he could overcome Hilary.  Today, as he steamrolls toward the Democratic nomination, I am enthralled by his ability to bring people together. Senator Obama understands something that many politicians don't get or can't effectively do.  He gets that in order to affect large scale change, one needs a vision that can unite others and the ability to enroll others in that vision.     Read More

tiger woods: a lesson in intention

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Tigerwoods As a begin this post,  I'm going to offer a disclaimer and ask for some poetic leeway to tell a golf story.  My husband is an avid golfer and as such we watch a ton of golf but admittedly, I'm not always as focused in as my husband. Nonetheless I thought this was a great story to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago, we were watching a tournament in which a rookie, just coming out of qualifying school (Q school) made the cut    Read More

show me the money

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Dollar_4 In the current economy where disposable dollars are being more closely guarded, businesses that are service oriented may see a slow down in business, especially where their "product" is viewed as a luxury.  As a coach however, I don't necessarily subscribe to the conventional wisdom that a slow economy means that business "must" be bad.  Here's why: Even in a slow economy, SOMEBODY has disposable income and SOMEBODY has disposable income that they will utilize in your industry.  The question becomes, will they spend    Read More