My Work Is Not Who I Am…

“But my work is not who I am and frankly I’m not willing to put in the hours like my friends Beth and Ed for something that doesn’t represent my essence.”  Sarah, a pretty thirty-something is sitting at my kitchen table, running a hand through her dark brown hair, her beautiful eyes flashing with spunk and attitude.  “I’m not sure I know what my essence is, but what’s important to …
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Who’s in Charge? Stop the Comparison Conversation

Pat pulled open the file drawer in her bedroom.  Ten manila folders were hanging there, each neatly labeled with the names of the Girl Scout badges we were working on: Cooking, Adventurer, Reader, Camping and so on .  My eyes widened.  My chest felt tight.  I was jealous, anxious, afraid.  She was so far ahead.  I would never catch up.  What would I do? I was eleven, and Pat was …
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Are You Letting Limiting Beliefs Guide Your New Endeavor?

Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of people branch out into new territory to discover their Yippee.  They’ve started new businesses, switched careers, learned to love their old jobs, sold their companies, taken sabbaticals and, in many other ways, made huge life shifts that changed the trajectory of their lives forever.  And one thing I learned? If you let your fears and limiting beliefs guide you, the endeavor often falls …
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Are You Sitting on a Night-Blooming Cereus?

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The Night-Blooming Cereus is a small wonder of nature.  Once a year on a summer’s night it produces a spectacular white blossom with a tantalizing fragrance that lasts only one night.  My first experience with the magic and mystery was as a child in my grandmother’s garden.  The second was many years later when a friend loaned me her plant while she was out of town and it bloomed! Needless to …
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