Imagine for a moment a child, innocent and sincere, looking up at you with big, brown eyes asking you to do something important. Something that means the world to that sweet child. Some wish that only you can fulfill. “Yes,” you nod, crossing your heart, gazing back into those soulful eyes with all the good […]
The Enemy of Creativity
Clutter is the enemy of Creativity. It is an evil, sneaky bastard. It eats creativity, feeds off of it and then breeds. It piles up in our heads, in our lives, messes with our relationships, stunts our businesses and overwhelms us.
Don’t Eat Your Elephant All Alone!
Let’s face it, we all have our frogs and elephants to chew on every day. You know… frogs and elephants. Or, in other words, those hard to swallow items on our To-Do list that are really difficult to get down no matter how we sugarcoat them and bribe ourselves with promises of dark chocolate, binge […]
Dirty Dishes in the Sink
Does life get you down? Is it easy to forget your blessings and harder still to forget your troubles each day? Take a few moments to contemplate your dirty dishes. Amazingly, our dirty dishes can remind us how much we have to be grateful for: THANK GOD FOR DIRTY DISHES; THEY HAVE A TALE TO […]
In The Silence Are The Answers…
I think I was twelve the first time someone turned to me with hands on their hips, frustrated, ready to rip out their hair and shouted, “Wendi! You know what your problem is??? YOU THINK TOO MUCH!!!” Oh, OK, then…I’ll just…stop…??? But what if…???? The world is an amazing place. Under every leaf and rock […]
Beware the Drift
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day. ~Jim Rohn Beware the Drift. That thought returned to me repeatedly […]
Do You Know Your WHY?
Ever since I have been working with coaches, they have impressed on me the importance of knowing my WHY behind the WHAT I do. They might not have always used that word. After all, I have formally been coached, one way or another since 1999. And…have invested in countless programs, classes, certifications and training before […]
The Power of Doing Less
Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you will have more time and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Marcus Aurelius, a philosopher and Roman Emperor, 161-180 CE, wrote the quote above. His words hold as much truth and power […]
The Creative Cave
To choose art means to turn one’s back on the world, or at least on certain of its distractions. ~Melvin Maddocks I have spent more time than usual these last few weeks in the cave. The Cave, otherwise known as my art studio/office is where I hang the DO NOT DISTURB sign so I can […]
Words of Wisdom to Live By
Words shape our world, our experiences and our Journey through Life. The words we use on ourselves and others shape the way our brain organizes thought patterns and beliefs, and sends messages to the Universe about what is most important to our value systems and desires. We soak up a great deal from the words […]