“Try not to be nervous” and other bad advice

Have you ever been nervous about an upcoming presentation at work? What about confronting a difficult family member or friend? We’ve all been there. You might feel the pressure in your chest, the butterflies in your stomach, or the tightness in your throat. What advice do others give? “Try not to be nervous” As if you have control over it. Don’t get me wrong. They are trying to help and mean well but telling you not to be nervous is like telling … Continue reading

5 Ways to Bring Life-Giving Energy into your Life

Life can feel draining. You are stressed, you deal with unexpected situations, you face difficult people. Did you know that no matter what is going on around you, you have the ability to decide how to feel? Imagine what it would be like if you reacted differently. I know that sounds impossible. There was a time when I didn’t believe it myself. After all, you are human and experience emotions. Believe it or not, you are not bound by how you feel. Your energy … Continue reading

Millennials are getting a bad rap

“Millennials are lazy; Millennials are entitled; Millennials are spoiled and self-absorbed” Sound familiar? I recently watched a parody on millennials and it played to the stereotypes perfectly. That’s what we are saying about them and like all stereotypes, there are some that prove this point. What about the ones that don’t fit the bias? The ones that do only make up a small portion of the whole. What about the rest? As a whole, let’s talk about what millennials are doing. … Continue reading

Full disclosure, I don’t always practice what I preach

Like many of you, I have been running myself ragged, trying to keep up with things. With a growing group agency, we recently moved locations and expanded our reach. To add to that, my coaching business is doing well with speaking opportunities. In fact, last week, I shared with a group of women in Chicago. It was amazing! As great as it all is, needless to say, it’s been hectic. I share often about listening to your body and for … Continue reading

The Three C’s of Success [Part 3 of 3]

Welcome to Part 3 of 3 There are many factors involved creating success in your life but in my experience, it can be reduced to three simple concepts. The first C is commitment; the second C is clarity. The final C is . . . Connection: Even though relationships are crucial for success, we still believe deep down that we can do it alone. We believe we do not really need anyone and because we believe this, we exhaust ourselves. Women are notorious … Continue reading

The Three C’s of Success [Part 2 of 3]

Welcome to Part 2 of 3 There are many factors to creating success in your life but in my experience, it can be reduced to three simple concepts. The first C is commitment; the second C is . . . Clarity:  Now that you are fully invested in making changes, you must be clear on what to do and how to do it. Clarity is essential to your success. No matter how committed you are, if you have no clear … Continue reading

The Three C’s of Success [Part 1 of 3]

Welcome to Part 1 of 3 We all want success in life. Some people seem to be able to make things happen while others struggle. What makes the difference? There are many factors involved but in my experience, it can be reduced to three simple concepts: Commitment:  More people fail due to a lack of commitment than any other reason. This is why commitment is the first C for success. If you are not fully committed to your success, no … Continue reading

3 surefire ways to deal with a negative co-worker

We all have bad days. There are days when the stresses really get to you and you need to vent. Whether it’s about your job, boss, or even a client, you need a ranting fest to get all those frustrated feelings out. That’s normal. Venting is helpful and can even be cathartic. What about those who are experts at finding a negative slant in just about any situation? You know the ones I’m talking about. The co-worker that, no matter … Continue reading

3 Challenges You Face When Building Your Dreams

Have you ever tried to do something new? You put yourself out there in a new relationship or start a new job or decide to have a child or invest in a new business venture. It starts off really exciting. You have a dream of your future, you can see it, even feel it. But then reality sets in. You run into obstacles and get scared. Maybe you even wonder if you made a huge mistake. If you’ve been there, you … Continue reading

Two-Step Process to Confront a Strained Relationship

Did you know that lack of social interaction is detrimental to your health? According to one study, social isolation is as detrimental to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! We need relationships, we need connections, we need one another. Here’s the thing, you need to make sure your relationships are healthy. Having a toxic relationship can be just as devastating to your health. I often share with clients one way to know if you are in a toxic … Continue reading