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How to Keep What Matters Most Top of Mind

You know the saying…man plans and God laughs. This is my life. I’m the queen of setting strong intentions and making big plans…that instantly go to hell as soon as they’re put to the test in real life. It’s maddening. When you crave growth, progress and accomplishment, there’s nothing worse than the feeling of life getting in your way.

That frustration is a huge reason I decided a few years ago to give up setting goals and resolutions in favor of choosing a single word as my priority each year. Picking a one word theme allows for a lot more flexibility and is way less crushing when things don’t pan out exactly how you envisioned or on your perfect timetable. Read more…

How to Win 2017…in One Word

Feel like you’re just drifting through life on auto-pilot? For a long time that was me. I’d make decisions in a one-off fashion, jumping from one turning point, crisis or milestone to the next. In fact, 30 years went by before I ever stopped to really consider what kind of life would make me happy. What type of work would really fulfill me? What type of free time do I want and how do I really want to spend it? Financially, what do I need to be comfortable? What types of people do I want around me? Read more…

Why New Years Resolutions Are Pointless

What was your 2016 resolution? Seriously, don’t all answer at once…

If you can’t remember or are embarrassed you didn’t follow through, just stop. Stop it right now. Because resolutions are pointless. Only 8% of us actually reach our New Year’s goals anyway. So why do we set ourselves up, year after year, to proclaim something we inevitably drop less than 30 days in? Read more…

Measuring Up to the Carefully Curated Life

Wake up and before you get out of bed… check Facebook.
Right after (even during) your workout…Facebook.
Sitting in traffic…Facebook.
Over a conference call that’s going nowhere fast…Facebook.
In line to order lunch…Facebook.
Bathroom break…it’s so wrong, but yes…Facebook (you know it’s true)
On the couch watching TV before bed…Facebook.
And probably 5-10 more times in between…FACEBOOK. Read more…

Finding Your “It” Factor

Nothing breaks my heart like seeing an amazing woman want a man in her life so bad that she unknowingly gives off that desperate vibe. You know what I’m talking about, and you know what it attracts…everything BUT the incredible Mr. Right she deserves.

She makes herself INSANE wondering what she’s doing wrong and why she keeps attracting the “wrong” guy. Yet over the years I’ve realized the answer is crazy simple. If you want to find truly amazing love, you have to work your “IT” factor.

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4 Tools to Declutter Your Life

We hang onto a lot of stuff in our lives.
Chores we keep putting off …
Toxic friends we keep around out of habit…
Guilt and things we do because we think we should…

You’d give anything to have the time for a quiet Saturday to yourself by the pool, to spend more time with family and friends, or even look for a more interesting job. But with all that physical and emotional clutter mucking up your world, it’s impossible to squeeze that stuff in.

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