What causes us to act? 

This is not a question most people ask, but every day we make hundreds of decisions, respond to dozens of people, and fill our lives with busyness that tends to drive us to one form of action or another.  When I have asked this question to people, some say, ‘I do not know’, others will make excuses when they know …

Vision or Sight

Some of the greatest success in life comes not because a person knew what they were doing, but they were one who was willing to risk it all because of the vision they had in their heart. I heard a story once about a conversation that Thomas Edison had with someone, the man looked at him commented on the all …

A Strategy for Winning

I was reading an interview with Arnold Palmer in Harvard Business Review. In that interview he was asked the question, “You’ve described golf as precise yet unpredictable. How does one develop a strategy for winning in a game like that?” Part of his answer, “When you run into a tight spot, a situation so complicated that you’re not sure of …

Find Success, Reach for Happiness

The other day I was reading a back issue of Brain World and in there was a rather interesting article about weight loss. It is a topic that gets a lot of attention in today’s world and often holds a lot of weight in people’s lives emotionally.  (Pun intended!) The article quoted Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor from his book, ‘The …

What feeds our devotion?

One of the many definitions for the word illusion is, “something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.” Based on our view of life we can very easily be led by nothing more than an illusion. There are people walking around life feeling like they are not going to amount to anything. He or she will …

What is Beingness?

Beingness is the act or state of being.  Being is more than just existing.  Being is who we are at the very core of life, the way we were created, established and called to live- who we were before being influenced by family history, economics, personality conflicts, consequences of choices made (good or bad), or pressures we have allowed others …

Dare to Dream

What is the difference between those who are living their dreams and others who simply exist living from day to day? What is the difference in those who have made their dreams become a reality and those who spent their lives wishing and hoping but never seeing them take shape? There are many reasons behind the answers to these questions. …

Thinking Differently

In a recent coaching class I heard an interesting statistic that went something like this: “95% of what we are thinking today is what we thought yesterday”. I was taken back by that statistic. Not because I only have original thoughts, but if this statement is true than where I am today is mainly due to where I was yesterday …

Abundant Giving is Abundant Living

There are at least two types of victims. There are those who really have been victimized and made powerless by others without cause; and then there are those who give their power away to others. When it comes to finances, most of us do not think of ‘never having enough’ as a form of victimization, but in many ways it …