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Yesterday I finally achieved part of a long time goal of mine. I completed the PF Chang’s Half Marathon in 2 hours, 34 minutes and 48 seconds. I have so many thoughts and comments, I don’t even know where to start. My journey began in March of 2012. You can…

May I share a recent story from my own life with you? On Monday, Nov 19th, my sweet dog, Oreo and I were out for our morning jog. I don’t normally bring her with me because she’s quite the adventurer and it’s hard to keep an eye on her. This…

This week’s challenge is all about managing our time more effectively. There are a lot of great tools available for time management but the one that works the best is the one that you are most likely to use.Ask yourself the following questions: Am I a computer or smart phone…

You are a small business owner dealing with a recession.  There are fewer employees (if any) doing more work (including yourself) for less money.  It’s getting harder and harder to find business and you are wondering if you’ve made the right decisions. The only thing keeping you from throwing in…

There’s an interesting thing about success. I call it the Success Paradox. The Success Paradox is the concept that what we most desire from success is the very reason we don’t work hard to achieve more of it. What is this factor? Comfort. In all of my seminars and workshops…

Gratitude, it probably comes as no surprise, changed my life. I find it to be such an important point in our journey to reaching our true potential that it is one thing I require of all my coaching clients. Since we are in the midst of this year’s Gratitude Project,…

To help avoid confusion as to the expectations of the Gratitude Project, I have written this little list of guidelines. First off, there are no “rules”. This is your project to do with as you feel it works best for you. If you’d like some ideas on how to express…

Here are just a few of the many incredible benefits of gratitude. Studies cited in the Benefits of Gratitude infographic: Gratitude & Wellbeing The Role of Gratitude in The Development of Social Support, Stress, and Depression: Two Longitudinal Studies  

As we are right at the start of the Gratitude Project 2012, here’s a round up of some of my most popular gratitude blog posts.   Who Packed Your Parachute – A reminder to be grateful for the unseen people in our lives. The 3 Levels of Gratitude – Did…

Today is the start of Gratitude Project 2012. This second annual event encompasses sharing your gratitude for 90 days until Thanksgiving day in the USA. In honor of this project, I thought I’d take a moment to start you off and list 90 things for which I am grateful. Please…