discover your purpose

The Remarkable Benefits of Purpose

Victor Frankel learned a lot about human behavior by observing people under the most inhuman circumstances. Victor wasn’t just observing the behaviors of others under horrible conditions. He was also living under these oppressive conditions. Victor and the people he observed were beaten mercilessly, forced to do grueling manual labor, and randomly executed. Victor’s observations of human behavior occured in …

3 Ways to Improve Your Success in 2017

Each New Year’s eve, we create a list of resolutions and promises to ourselves. Some people promise themselves to eat healthy and eat less fat. Some focus on spending quality time with their family. Others plan to pursue their passion. To finally fulfill the desires burning inside them.   But most times, we find ourselves unable to stick to the routine or timetable we had planned out …

willpower leads to success

Ignoring Willpower Can Cost You Money, Relationships, & Your Health

Willpower is something that we tend to believe is a zero sum game. Some people are blessed with endless reserves of willpower and others just aren’t. This idea might comfort those of us who consider ourselves in the latter category. But, it is a dangerous belief to maintain. Willpower is critical to the success of our careers, relationships, and health.  We can …

life balance

How Balanced is Your Life Portfolio: 3 Steps to Life Balance

Many of us are aware of the importance of creating a balanced financial portfolio, but do we know how to create a balanced life? Having an out of balance lifestyle leads to poor health, career burnout, chronic stress and depression. In a recent study , researchers found that obese individuals reported significantly lower life balance scores and much more stress. It’s likely that a chronically …

Focus on your dreams

Using the Power of Focus to Create a Life You Love

Most women I meet are stressed as they struggle to meet the demands placed on them by modern life. Performing in the workplace, caring for children, partners, elderly parents and outside relationships means that most women have very little time and energy to devote to nurturing their own physical and psychological health. As a result of this stress, many women are in …

How the Idea of Gifted Blocks Your Success

We like to think of some people as particularly gifted or talented in some areas. We think they they are born with innate abilities that make them masters in specific arenas. Yet, the mythology of giftedness is damaging to us as individuals and as a society. First, the ideology of giftedness is problematic because it is empirically untrue. Second, the belief …

Increase your confidence with collaborative thinking

The Secret Confidence Killer

You have a unique set of talents and a distinctive perspective that is unlike any other. Developing your talents and perspective are the keys to your financial freedom and happiness. Yet, you may be undermining your talent, freedom, and happiness with comparison thinking. Making comparisons is useful when it comes to shopping for cars or shoes. But, it’s deadly for our …

Saying No: the secret to creating balance in your life and work

People who are successful in life and their careers have mastered the skill of saying no. They don’t say no to everything. Instead, they say no to people, projects, and activities that are in not line with their core values and life purpose. In this article I share how this simple word can help you create balance in your life …

How failure can lead to success

Failing to First Place: How failure can promote your success

Failure is something that invokes fear in us and that we often seek to avoid. However, if properly embraced failure can catapult us to our success. In the video below we see Heather Dorniden (now Heather Kampf) fall on her face in her second lap of the Women’s 600 meter run. Yet instead of being immobilized by her failure, Heather …

Strength of Resilence

What No One Tells You about Success

Have you ever considered what history has to do with your present level of success and the likelihood of future success? It’s more than the proverbial statement “those that don’t know their history are bound to repeat it.” Recent social science research reveals that the . Resiliency is a pre-requisite for success   Current social science research reveals that resiliency …