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 […]

What Do You Want Your Retirement Transition To Be Like?

Retiring or entering the Encore stage of life, also known as Prime Time is a process. Even though it feels like it's one decision that sounds like "I'm going to retire on this date," it really isn't. That is one of the reasons entering this new stage in life feels like a challenge. It is actually […]

Be Successful with This Attitude: Realistic Optimism

Much has been written about the value of optimism. Some people believe success will come easily if you are just optimistic – sort of like wishful thinking. Unfortunately, life isn't as easy as visualizing what you want and waiting for it to happen. I know this from personal experience. Does this mean optimism is not helpful? […]

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 […]

You Can Do These 4 Things to Be More Resilient

No matter what stage in life you are in, to increase your satisfaction and happiness, you need to be resilient. When you are resilient, you regain your sense of balance as you struggle or deal with change or a challenge. This last week I gave you 3 characteristics of resilience. Read below for 4 more […]

Do You Want To Create the Life You Desire?

May and June are a time of year when many graduations happen. It is a time of opportunity. During these ceremeonies, there's usually a focus on creating the life you desire.  In addition, there are other stages in life that are natural times for thinking about living the life you desire. Many of these times […]

Quiz: How Healthy Is Your Self-Esteem?

Over the years, there has been a lot written about the importance of self-esteem. There are advocates for increasing self-esteem as well as people who believe self-esteem can be a deterrent to success.  To me, self-esteem is more than self-confidence. It is the belief in yourself that says you have the right to be successful […]