Being a Warrior doesn’t mean winning or even succeeding. It means risking and failing and risking again, as long as you live…” ~Richard Heckler, In Search of the Warrior Spirit Are you a Warrior? What comes to your mind when you think of that word? Is it the battle cry of armies racing into battle […]
Unplugging for Peace
I sit by the pool, warmed by the sun caressing my pale skin. A trickling waterfall, babbling with playful birds has been my social network. I close my eyes and breathe in oxygen that does not have toxins of technology and To Do lists. I am alone. Unplugged and at peace. My Zen-filled fingers dip a […]
Back to the Basics
Originally posted July 13, 2011 Mother Nature had a bone to pick with the Midwest on Monday morning . I’m not sure who jerked her chain, but in response, she unleashed a furious fifteen minutes of temper tantrum on the northern part of Illinois. Hurricane level winds, lightning and thunder left huge trees torn from […]
Commitment, A Word That Will Change Your Life.
Commitment is a funny thing. It will wiggle out of any excuse you give it, any crack in your doubt, any chink in your armor. To be fully committed to a goal, person or situation, you must leave zero room for another option. Zero room for plan B, excuses, reasons, doubt or maybes. Full-on Commitment accepts […]
Focusing on First Things First
There is the saying: I got out of the wrong side of the bed today. A rather silly saying, but used to mean, “I didn’t get the day started off properly” and once things started off in the wrong direction, well…down the hill it went, like Jack and Jill, and no one could quite get […]
Tick Tock- Can You Hear the NOW Clock?
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ~Henry David Thoreau There is a funny thing that happens when you choose a […]
Losing Our Baggage.
In a dream I traveled, somewhere new, somewhere exciting, and the where, and the why and the mystery of it all had my heart pounding with anticipation and fear. I did not travel lightly. The journey was bogged down, my arms burning from the weight of dragging heavy luggage behind me, my body fatigued […]
Are You Wasting Time?
Many creatives have Two Modes of Operation. One is DO ALL THE THINGS! And the other is GO SLOW, TRY NOT TO MOVE. One of those tends to be a huge time waster. And it might not be the one you think There is a story that when Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, he stopped […]
Are You Taking the Right Action?
Take Action! Take Action! Ready, Set…Take Action! Everyone knows that if you really want your business (and life) to be happy, abundant and successful, that after all the mindset gurus have gotten done messing with your brainwaves, the thing that you have to do is take action. Get off your duff and get moving. After […]
CAN and WILL…and BELIEVE
As a very small child, whenever I would get discouraged, I would plop myself down on the floor like a doll made of rags and let out a hopeless wail. “I Can’t…..” would be my pitiful cry. “I don’t know how, it’s too hard, I’m too tired.” My mother would turn on a dime, […]