“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
"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.
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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
"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
True success is achieving what you want in a way that aligns with your Core Values
(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…
(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.