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How to Push Through Obstacles

Posted on March 15th, 2015 by

push through obstaclesYou start something new.  You’re excited and the ideas are flowing.  You get right to work and doors begin to open.  Great things start to happen.  You wake up in the middle of the night with ideas.   You can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning to put them into action.

Then BAM!  You hit a wall.   Everything stops flowing.  Things become harder and more complicated.  There are obstacles.  The learning curve is bigger than you thought.   You see other people further ahead of you.   You get tired.  You have flashing thoughts of doing something different.  Then you lose momentum and motivation.

Is this a sign to stop and go in a different direction?  Is it time to reconsider your passion? 

No, it is simply the natural cycle of success.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

The Cycle of Success

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by

iStock_000000588057LargeCroppedOver my decades of observing high achieving people, I have seen many roads to success.  But they all have one thing in common… they follow the Cycle of Success.

There is a 4-step cycle that will help you achieve your goals and conquer your fears.  When you understand this cycle, you will have the confidence you need to  help you overcome challenges and rise to the top.

1.  Excitement

The first step in the Cycle of Success is Excitement.

It starts with an opportunity.  It could be starting or growing our business, losing weight, a new relationship or a career change.  We start our engines and take off!

The future is full of possibilities.

2.  Failure

The second step in the Cycle of Success is Failure. 

Something happens and we get anxious.  Things don’t go our way.  It’s harder than we thought.  It gets complicated and frustrating.  We get tired and second-guess ourselves.  We wonder if it will even work at all.… Read the rest

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Don’t Settle for Less than You Deserve

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by know that saying, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”? Well, I have been looking at my house for years and just now noticed a huge crack!

It’s not a tiny crack, like chipped paint, but the kind of crack that could break my house in half any minute!I asked my friend about it and he said, “Your house is settling”.

I googled it immediately and learned that this “settling” causes sudden pressure to accrue on the support structures. The stucco cracks under this additional pressure because it has not been built to withstand it.


If a house crack when it settles, then what happens when we settle?

We all have a life we were born to live.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

It’s Who You Know

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by

colored_puzzle_connection_400_wht_9893Relationships are a powerful force in our lives.  In fact, they can mean the difference between failure and success.   
We all know people who don’t seem that smart or talented and yet they rise to the top.  Why?  Because they know how to connect with the right people.
I have always tried to surround myself with people that lift me up.  I have mentors who know more than me and are where I want to be.  I am very careful about the people I allow into my life. 
This strategy has served me well.  Over the years, I can credit the majority of my success to people helping me, believing in me and giving me advice when I need it most. 
But I’ve also made many mistakes along the way.  I am very trusting and I see the good in people so I have to rely on my intuition and my faith to guide me along. 
I love this quote: “You become most like the 5 people you spend the most time with”.Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth