People Pleasing Hides the Real You

A Former People Pleaser Are you one of those people out there that finds it hard to disappoint others? No worries if you are. Look around you. You’re not the only one! There are many just like you. In fact, I’m a former people pleaser. Once I finally understood that I didn’t actually need anyone … Read more

Who Told You That?

Questioning the Voices in Your Head Why is it so difficult to quiet the negative voices in our heads? During a recent coffee date with girlfriends, we began a conversation about how easy it is to help others combat their negative self-talk, but when it comes to us personally, it can get down-right difficult and … Read more

How to Fail Forward

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill Don’t Be Afraid of the F-Word Failure isn’t a dirty word! Failure doesn’t have to cause you embarrassment, cause you to take on the title of “has been”, or cause feelings of unworthiness! Failure is not catastrophic! Failure is a part … Read more

Learning to Enjoy the View from Your False Summit

What Is A False Summit? Have you ever been let down when trying to reach a goal? We all have at one point or another, right? Well today, I want to talk about learning to enjoy that view from your false summit. What is a false summit, you might be wondering? If you were a … Read more

How Playing Small Does Not Serve the World

It’s A Great Big World It all began with a field of flowers. I was hiking at our cabin recently, and I passed a field full of Queen Anne’s Lace, or Widows Lace, as my Mom called them. They grow wild at our cabin and flourish in the summer. I’ve always been a “visual” person … Read more

3 Benefits to Thinking Big

The Future Is Yours! There’s just nothing like having conversations with college kids that are on the cusp of stepping out into the “real world,” is there? You get to take a step back in time and recall what it was like to know that the future is “yours for the taking!” Recently, my twin … Read more

How To Ask For What You Want (Even if the Answer May Be No)

No’s Are a Part of the Journey In life, we will hear the word no. Plain and simple. In fact, we’re most likely going to hear a lot more “no’s” than we do yes. Regardless of the answer, asking for what you want is still very important. Here’s a simple truth: you and I will … Read more

Are You Using Bulldozer Words or Backhoe Words?

Construction Thoughts Let’s talk about words today. Have you ever thought about how our words can either build people up or bulldoze people out of the way and do serious damage? I’ve been thinking about this recently, mainly because I was driving by a construction site, and a couple things went through my mind. First, … Read more

6 Ways We Undervalue Ourselves

Been There, Done That Today I want to talk to you about undervaluing yourself. I work with a lot of people on this topic in both my direct marketing business and my coaching business. I love to address this problem because I too had this problem in the past. The best coaches out there are … Read more

12 Truths to Remember When People Don’t Get You

Does Your Tribe Get You? I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationships lately. Do you have a tribe who just “gets” you? Or, on the contrary, are there people in your circle who just don’t? It’s painful, isn’t it, when people don’t understand us? I’ve come up with 12 truths to remember when people … Read more