The Art Of Hearing Others & Talking To Yourself: Building Personal Success

The Art Of Hearing Others & Talking To Yourself: Building Personal Success

Now, more than ever, the world needs impactful, positive leaders – those among us who will stand up and lead us to a more peaceful and caring way of being.Many of us believe that certain people are born great leaders. People look at the Nelson Mandelas, Mother Theresas, Martin Luther Kings and Princess Dianas and assume these people were born great leaders. In reality great leaders become great leaders because they intentionally grow themselves into people others want to be around, listen to and follow, and the truth is any one of us can grow into leadership that is worth following.

Is It Time To Ditch The Stock Market?

Is It Time To Ditch The Stock Market?

Now that we are eight years into a bull market, some investors and, most certainly the financial media, are assuming something just has to go wrong. As a result, you are seeing lots of stories about what area of the market is already in a bubble waiting to pop.

Here is an interesting take on some of these so called bubbles from economist, Brian Wesbury.

Walking & Water Consumption For A Fit You!

Walking & Water Consumption For A Fit You!

I don’t know about you, but weight gain has been a constant battle for me as the years have rolled by. I think there are probably many reasons for my own struggles. Well into my 30s I was very active athletically playing a variety of sports myself, coaching and staying active with my wife and kids. I’ve suffered with arthritis in my knees from my competitive athletic days and as I moved into my 40s it became clear that my participation in ballistic sports and training was over.

Should You Rely On Social Security In Retirement

Should You Rely On Social Security In Retirement

Once in a while we would run across someone who wants to exclude social security from their retirement plan. This, I think, is a big mistake which could cause people to work longer than necessary, or make cuts to their lifestyle they didn't really have to make when they look back on things.

When Letting Go Is Having It All

When Letting Go Is Having It All

This has been a year of letting go. Letting go of how I used to define myself and what success meant to me.In my workshops and keynotes I often share (and get many nods in agreement) how most of my professional life I had an ongoing checklist of things I had to accomplish in order to “be” successful. If you’re nodding in agreement as well,

Making An A Team: Cultivate An Inspiring Environment!

Making An A Team: Cultivate An Inspiring Environment!

In today’s competitive job marketplace, it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract and keep top-quality candidates. With sites like LinkedIn, recruiters are reaching out to skilled professionals all the time, and new job opportunities can come your way when you least expect them. So how do you stand out? How do you attract and keep an A Team in your organization?

Three Alternatives to Long Term Care Insurance

Three Alternatives to Long Term Care Insurance

With so many companies leaving the long term care insurance market place, or raising premiums significantly, we are getting more and more questions about whether long term care insurance is really a smart purchase.You may have heard a government statistic quoted, probably by an insurance agent, stating something to the effect that 70% of people over 65 will need some form of long term care.

The Importance of Routine

The Importance of Routine

In March, I wrote an article on the importance of a good morning routine and offered some suggestions on how to set yourself up for success by starting early. After I wrote that article and as I was reflecting on my own routines, I started to question why this small thing had such a profound impact on my own level of success and how making friends with it had changed my entire life. Here’s what I learned:

A Trivia Game and a Crack Pipe

A Trivia Game and a Crack Pipe

It was a beautiful day on the beach and we planted ourselves under the pier to avoid the super hot sun. We’d be there for at least 4 hours as we accompanied my husband on one of his unique work outings. Today, a world record would be set for the number of scuba divers holding hands underwater. It was a sight to see! As we settled in and claimed our spot among hundreds of divers, I heard his voice. A loud, obnoxious, slurry voice. In that instant my shoulders tensed, I felt a lump in my tummy, and I saw my daughter’s nervous eyes.