Practice Leads to Better than Perfect

Practice moves you from where you are today to where you want to be. It provides learning and growth, builds skills, creates new habits, and cultivates resilience and strength. And that’s just a handful of its many benefits. Consistent practice...

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What’re You Making Up?

You do it. I do it. We all do it. (This is one the birds and bees don’t do!) My friend Dawn does it. Last weekend as we were out walking, I asked about her new job as President of...

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You’re not a rhinoceros

Have you ever seen a new-born rhinoceros? A few years ago, with a stroke of good luck, I did. Just seven hours after the calf was born, my tram at the San Diego Wild Animal Park rolled by and there...

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You need a compelling why

Motivation is critical to success. And as nice as it would be to flip a switch and fire up your enthusiasm, it doesn’t quite work that way. You need a compelling why; a reason powerful enough to propel you past...

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Humblebragging, Busyness, and Essentialism

Greg McKeown’s recent Harvard Business Review article, Why We Humblebrag and About Being Busy, is worth a read. While I might frame a few points a little differently, his overall comments on the causes and recommended antidotes to busyness are...

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You Can Be Who You Imagine Yourself to Be

It wasn’t that long ago that Suzanne Beaumont would only run in the dark. She was that self-conscious about being seen, huffing and puffing, struggling to get into shape. Although Suzanne had run earlier in life, many years had passed...

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What’s Worth Doing?

“If I’d known this was how it would turn out, I’d never have done it.” In one day, two clients and a friend said exactly the same thing. Although each of their situations was different, they’d each had an incredibly...

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Who Ya Gonna Call to Make Everything Easier and Less Stressful?

Not long ago I picked up a voicemail from my friend Ruth asking for help with an upcoming presentation. She’d been up to her ears with a big deadline and while this was important – it was an internal presentation...

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Find the Fun

A few evenings ago, I’m in a yoga class in the middle of a pose that only Gumby could do, when the teacher calls out, “Find the fun here.” My arm is attempting to wrap itself around my leg, requiring...

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Is Your Head Messing with Your Goals?

Last month I presented my Heart Goals ARE Smart Goals: Achieve What Matters Most program aspart of the Ignite Creativity Conference put on by the Visual Art Exchange (VAE). As with everything VAE does, it was fabulous! The conference focused...

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