The New Year’s Resolution That Can’t Fail

As you and I both stand on the brink of 2014, there are results we want to create in our lives, absolutes and must have’s for the year. Our lists don’t have to be long.  But they have to be significant. Everything on the list must engage our emotions, we have to really care. Why?  Because to reach our outcomes, we will have do different things. Remember Einstein’s definition of …
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Should You Tell That Person Off?

Have you ever wanted to “tell someone off”?  They are wrong, you are right and you’re not going to let them get away with anything.  Right?  After all, we’re told to tell the truth and stand up for yourself! Wait!  Before spouting off, it can be good to PAUSE. Alyson is a smart businesswoman in a male-dominated industry.  For a long time she was in a successful partnership with, let’s …
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When Success Means Just Showing Up

Have you ever found yourself in situation where you say I’ll just skip it, no one will miss me?  Or I know I signed up for this but, I’m not sure I want to do it… Of course it’s OK to change our minds and re-evaluate decisions we’ve made.  Circumstances change, what looked like an opportunity at first can turn into an obligation. But before you decide to withdraw ask …
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The Game It’s Time to Stop Playing

Did you ever play Gotcha Last when you were little?  My sisters and I used to play it all the time. You tag someone, shout gotcha last, and run away.  Then they do the same thing back to you.  This can go on until one person says, “I quit”.  If you’re ten years old, the other one gloats in victory. It’s fun for about a minute.  But after that?  Pretty …
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What’s Next for You?

There are days when I feel like such a failure and feel like I just can’t answer the question, What Do I Do Next? Do I clean off my desk?  Finally follow up with non-urgent email?  Work on the YIPPEE webinar?  Design the next planning retreat?  The voices of all the experts ring in my ears First things first.  Focus on the A priorities.  Quadrant 2 activities. Then there’s the …
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