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

Trust By Connecting The Dots…

(Reprint from Authentic Success Newsletter) "Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."  -Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005 Have you noticed … Continue reading Trust By Connecting The Dots…

2020. The Year To Reflect And Recalibrate.

(reprint from my weekly newsletter, Authentic Success) Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent." –Bill Gates2020 is the year for individuals and organizations to become more flexible, agile and adaptive. These same qualities are the #1 priority CEOs look for when evaluating new team members, according to the 2018 IBM … Continue reading 2020. The Year To Reflect And Recalibrate.

The Strongest Woman I Ever Knew

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March is Women’s History Month. There are so many courageous women to celebrate and be grateful for. Women who broke through barriers no one thought were breakable. Women who revolutionized the world. Women who contributed to the evolution of society. My mother was not one of them. But she was the strongest woman I ever … Continue reading The Strongest Woman I Ever Knew

Why Authentic Leadership Matters

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We live and work in a world packed with so much information, we exhaust ourselves trying to separate fact from fiction. So, when it comes to our leaders and influencers, we want direction and guidance that is simple, clear and honest. According to The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition, based on 3 decades of research and more than 1.3 … Continue reading Why Authentic Leadership Matters

A Mindset of Commitment and Passion

Portrait: US Army (USA) Brigadier General (BGEN) John H. StanfordWhat happens when we decide to be "all in"? Why does it feel good and why is it good for us? Recently, I had the good fortune to facilitate a board of directors retreat for a local chapter of a national charity. I was once again … Continue reading A Mindset of Commitment and Passion