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 (positive or negative), it’s how you interpreted these experiences. Ultimately your feelings towards them developed the subconscious program you run on today. Anything you absorbed…

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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 of course!) I’ve been better about this one lately! This option not only allows us to stop the trajectory of pain and chaos… we have…

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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, but my guess is he is so focused on other aspects of his business, (like getting more clients),his last thought was about his own web…

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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 the process of overcoming this fear. Is this something you can relate to? Do you dream of starting a business, but you just can’t seem…

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15 Minutes to Transformation

There are thousands of books and programs that promise to “change your life” if you would only buy them. There’s no doubt some of these programs hold value, but many of them gloss over one of the most important aspects to transformation: taking action. Most people get overwhelmed in that phase. I’ve been there. I’d start out and then think I didn’t know enough. I’d buy another book or program. For me, this was a period where one good book lead to six more good books and signing up for one guru’s daily email suddenly turned into 50 daily emails. The information consumption went into overload, and I had no room to breathe! This was the beginning of information paralysis. It took me months of…

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Why it’s Awesome to be Selfish

Now that I’ve got your attention, I want to talk about something our society has really put a negative spin on: Selfishness. I’m sure several faces come to mind as you consider this word. Yes, there really are people out there that have absolutely no regard for others, but there’s actually another definition of this word that is overlooked. As I was writing this article I was curious what Merriam-Webster had to say. I liked the second definition best to support the point I am trying to make in today’s article. Here it is: Selfish: “Arising from concern with one's own welfare or advantage in disregard of others.”  Yikes! Sounds pretty…selfish. Or does it? Let’s start with the first part, “Arising from concern with one’s…

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