Ditch Commitment To Succeed

-Invest in the process of attaining your goals rather than committing to them. I am not sure how you feel about commitment. If you are like many people, commitment sounds good in theory but hard to practice for a significant length of time to make a difference. Commitment focuses on delayed gratification, sacrificing pleasure today for a better … Continue reading Ditch Commitment To Succeed

How To Manage Relationships for Success

-4 fundamental principles that will help you have better relationships in your career and life.2020 upended a lot of things for us. Social distancing resulted in remote work, different work or no work, restricted travel, recreation and freedom. A bitter divide over politics has separated us ideologically. However, one thing has not changed. Relationships are … Continue reading How To Manage Relationships for Success

You Succeed According To How You Fail

“Most things disappoint till you look deeper.” – Graham Greene, English novelist I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had their share of disappointment this year. We’ve all been discouraged at some point in our lives, but this year it was magnified times ten!From career and business expansion to travel and wedding plans to health and wellbeing, our … Continue reading You Succeed According To How You Fail

Quiet Uncertainty With Perspective

“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”― José Saramago, author of The Double  Most of us are experiencing a lot of uncertainty about what will happen in our world. We are unsure about our jobs, the industries we work in, our health, how to educate our kids, and our country's future, to name a few. … Continue reading Quiet Uncertainty With Perspective

5 Secrets For Better Working And Living.

"When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you."-lyrics from When You're Smiling, a popular song written in 1928 Bronnie Wrae made a living by comforting people in the last few weeks of their lives. As a palliative care nurse, she cared for patients who had gone home to die. Her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying … Continue reading 5 Secrets For Better Working And Living.

Harness Your Attention With Purpose. (Part 3)

"Attention must be paid."-Linda Loman, character in the play Death of a Salesman (This is the last of a three-part newsletter on creating success and happiness.) (Read Part 1) (Read Part 2) Your attention is valuable. It's so precious that advertisers are willing to pay over $5 million for a 30-second advertising spot during the Super … Continue reading Harness Your Attention With Purpose. (Part 3)

Success And Happiness; A State Of Mind, Not A Destination. (Part 2)

"Not always sunny, but always in a sunny state of mind."-Lilly Pulitzer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, American socialite (Read Part 1 here) To succeed and be happy, you must first define what these concepts mean to you. Differentiate your ideas from others. Make it personal. If you don't, uncertainty and vagueness will erode your motivation. However, even with crystal clear … Continue reading Success And Happiness; A State Of Mind, Not A Destination. (Part 2)

How to Realistically Succeed and Be Happy (Part 1)

"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."  -Walt DisneyWhat does success mean? If you ask ten people, you get ten different answers. How about happiness? Same thing. Success and happiness are ideas. Like all ideas, these definitions lie in the mind of the … Continue reading How to Realistically Succeed and Be Happy (Part 1)

Resilience To The Rescue

"Under adverse conditions – some people break down, some break records." - Shiv Khera, Indian author, activist and professional speaker Life can be complicated. Add to that the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic.The adjustments you have had to make in work and life schedules can take a heavy toll on your mental and emotional reserves. You may be concerned about … Continue reading Resilience To The Rescue

How Assumptions Block Authentic Communication

"Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." - Rudyard Kipling (reprinted from Authentic Success Newsletter)If you want to excel at communicating, commit to inquire more and assume less. Unless highly aware, you will likely interpret the meaning of others' words and deeds through the filter of your experience and belief … Continue reading How Assumptions Block Authentic Communication