Archive for the ‘Work/life balance’ Category

is the american dream still possible?

Friday, March 6th, 2009

American flag As a child growing up in Los Angeles, it never occurred to me that I couldn't achieve anything I wanted.  It simply wasn't a part of the conversation in my household.  Don't get me wrong, it wasn't like we all had to be these intense over-achievers or anything like that... It was simply that it was instilled in us that the only limits that we had were those that were self-imposed.

Having gone out in the world, I recognize that my household (and that belief    Read More

on balance

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Balance_2 I saw this great quote recently and just had to share it.

Someone was being interviewed about how they maintain balance and this was the reply, "I fall short of being good at balancing everything, but I assume it's like golf: You can never master it, and you're in competition with yourself."

How great is that?!?!!

And how true!

As a coach, I always keep an eye out for the balance in my clients lives (as well as my own) and seeing this    Read More

if you aren’t in the mood, DO something

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Tiredwoman_2 How often have you said (or heard others say), "I don't feel like it."?  As human beings, we tend to be run by our emotions instead of our commitments.  Have you ever canceled a commitment because you didn't feel like it? Didn't work on a project you know you needed to complete or postponed something with your family because you didn't feel like it?  You aren't alone.  All of us have done it at one time or another.  Here's one    Read More

dreamin’ about….winning the lottery

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

As I write this post, the Florida lottery is at $10 million. Dreaming_2  All things considered not one of the highest winnings we've had in recent months, but certainly not anything to sneeze at.  I often ask people what they would do if they won a lottery and oftentimes I hear them say that the first thing they would do is quit their job, take some time off, buy stuff and most likely do some traveling.  The next thing I ask    Read More

happy new year

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

As a new year begins, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all who have supported The Next Step and have allowed me to partner with you in the creation of amazing accomplishments.  Let's keep up the good work in 2008 for an even more amazing and abundant year.

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to a simply abundant 2008!

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

As the New Year quickly approaches, I have a special invitation for you - especially my women friends and sisters in Spirit.  It seems that more and more often, my girlfriends and I don't have as much time to connect and just relax.  We are taking care of our children, our spouses, our extended families.  We are being good corporate citizens and successful business owners.  We are awaking earlier, going to bed later, sleeping less and enjoying less downtime.  We are busy, frenetic givers and we are burning out and losing our sense of self...our sense of ease.  Well...at least    Read More

to jamie

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I know it has been a while since I posted, thereby breaking one of the cardinal rules of the blogging world but it has been a tremendously crazy month.  I knew I "needed" to blog but wasn't feeling compelled to blog -- until today.  Today I am inspired to write because of the life of Mrs. Jamie McCloud Perez - proud mother, beautiful human being, amazing spirit.  I found out yesterday that Jamie passed away on November 29th (my daughters first birthday), and while I'm still trying to figure THAT one out, I received more details on her death today    Read More