It’s a Great Day When Something Needs Replaced

Have you ever had something break down on the worst possible day, at the worst possible time? And to top it all off, these “mishaps” seem to happen all at once or when money is tight. Grr!! A few weeks ago, I was pulling into our family church parking lot to attend the annual family reunion. There were no spots left except one spot with a light pole off to the side. I thought I had more than enough room to squeeze my short-nosed SUV in. I was correct…until…my bumper kissed some metal pieces hiding discretely at the bottom of…

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How Did I Get Mind Cancer? Part I

You have mind cancer. As a matter of fact, we all do. The good news is it’s the figurative kind. If we did have real cancer, our brains would eventually lose the ability to clearly process thought. The cancer cells would essentially distort our neuro pathways, and our thoughts would become unclear. What if this same process happens when we’re fed “abnormal” thoughts?  Abnormal thoughts occur when we take in the ideas and opinions of others and formulate a story about who we are and what we do. Just like a patient with a malignant tumor, our rational ability to…

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How Did I Get Mind Cancer? Part II

You’ve probably had mind cancer for quite some time. As a matter of fact, the dis-ease is so ingrained; you probably don’t recognize any symptoms. Most experts in psychology agree that most of our mental framework (ideas about the world and thoughts about who we are) are created by the age of six. Think back as far as you can. Did your mom and dad support you when you tried something new? What did they say about your dreams? How about your grandparents? Your teachers? Your babysitter? What did they say? How did they react to you? Whatever their influence…

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Diffusing a Bad Mood in Seconds

I didn’t mean for it to happen, but I had a really bad day recently. From the moment I woke up, everything I tried to accomplish turned into a hassle. By noon I was ready to go to bed and start over. Can you relate? Whether we subconsciously create bad days or not, we have the choice in how we react. The first option is to allow these days to manifest into nightmares. I’ve also been there…when I want to yell at anything that breathes! The second option is to step back, take a 30,000-foot perspective and breathe (without yelling…

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Are Your Actions in Alignment With Your Desires?

I was recently invited to a business networking event where the speaker was a web designer. He gave a wonderful talk about how to optimize a website for marketing. I decided after the event I would reach out to him and wrote down his website address. The last thing I expected to see was a “coming soon” sign when I typed in the address to his website. Why would someone who is poising themselves as a website expert to a room full of hot prospects not have a stellar website of his own? There could be a myriad of reasons,…

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Applaud the Naysayers

I used to be terrified to start a business because of the negative feedback I might receive when I started putting myself out there. I was literally paralyzed at the idea that someone would shame me or call me out on a public forum like Facebook. Or maybe even worse…what if someone I was speaking to said “no”… they did not want to work with me, or that my ideas and products stink. I played the scenarios over and over until the imaginary fear became real. Fortunately I had a village of strong heart-felt coaches and mentors support me through…

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