Want to Increase Your Confidence? Here’s How

I am often asked how to increase confidence. My usual response is to ask how did you become confident in something you already do well?  I get a variety of responses to my question. Usually though the general idea is that they started to do something by initiating a first step. In most cases, they admitted to actively choosing […]

Do This to Have More Creative Ideas

During the leadership training I'm doing this last year, I'm hearing the word "innovation" being used in organizations and companies as they look to the future and envision where they want to be in one or two years. Prospering companies think this way on a regular basis. Participating in some of these meetings started me thinking about […]

My Thoughts About Beginning 2014

First of all, I want to thank you for checking out my blog posts and following me this last year. I'm always glad to get your comments and learn more about what you are interested in. I hope you will continue to let me know how you feel about what I write. I welcome new […]

9 Proven Choices You Can Make To Be Resilient

Building your resilience is something that begins in childhood and continues throughout life. You might think of it as a skill that gets better with practice. When there are stressful situations, you can ask for accurate feedback​ from people you trust in order to further develop your resilience. The following ideas will get you started. Resilience is […]

Do You Want Your Bucket List to Be Helpful?

Bucket lists have become popular. Anybody at any age can have one. In fact, it seems almost everyone has a bucket list these days. It often is something like 100 things to do before I kick the bucket or 200 places to see before I die. Many people thinking about retiring start a bucket list. […]

You Can Handle Tough Situations Using These Tips

From time to time, we all encounter tough situations. How do you handle them? How you handle tough situations may depend on how you were taught to handle disappointments or rejection when you were younger. While there is not much you can do about that now, you can start to monitor your reactions to negative […]

Do You Do This to Increase Your Motivation?

Motivation is important at any stage in life. It means you are using one or more of your strengths, and you are probably doing something that is important to you. Whatever it is, it matches one or more of your values and is meaningful. What happens in life though when things are not going well? Perhaps a family member […]

Do You Know How to Make Change Positive?

How do you respond when change doesn't seem like it will be positive for you? Daily news reports continue to tell us about changes in the economy, employment, and politics. Sometimes it's good news; other times it isn't. Change can be good when you can see the benefits and feel in control. However, it can […]