Saturday, July 18, 2015

You Matter!

Yes, you matter! You are one-of-a-kind! In a world that wants you to conform, please be you.

It is from the authentic self  you live a life of passion and meaning. Sure, we can conform and do what others think we should do or be, it seems the easier route. But it is not your route!!!

Be a trailblazer. Be you!

You were created on purpose for a purpose. To be the glowing example of the joy of being you full throttle!

Apologies that my posts are not as frequent. Priorities come into play :).

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Blessings and joy!!! And remember, you matter. Be the leader that you are.

Dare to be a Greater You!!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Living Your Legacy

Happy day to you all!

Isn't it awesome we have the privilege to live our legacy everyday?

Quite a challenge, yet worth it.

Are you living your legacy today or waiting? Every day counts! Every interaction counts.

My legacy I hope I am living every day -- to leave the world a better place. To give people encouragement and hope that inside they have seeds of greatness.

To be an Earth Angel.

Choose to live your legacy today before it is too late.

Live well! Be the blessing!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Are You a Listener or a Talker?

Think back to leaders you have known please. Did they have the ability to truly listen?

I bet they did. People we remember in a positive manner are people who listened with their eyes, heart and ears.

Being listened to makes us feel validated and respected. And who doesn't want that?

Who needs validation today? Go do it! You will reap respect and trust -- advocates.

My motto: Listen more, talk less.

This includes listening to your heart :).

Friday, June 12, 2015

Leader or Manager?

Which are you? Honestly, you need both depending on  the situation. My intent and hopefully yours is to move towards more leadership.

As a frame of reference, leaders love people and inspiring them to be their best selves. Managers tend to like task and control -- things neat. There is nothing "neat" about dealing with people. Including me.

Be the message of love!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Faith not Fear

Apologies for falling off the face of postings.

Fascinating how life gives you what you need for your next level of growth even if we do not want it.

I thought I had this faith stuff down really well. The rest of my life the best.

Then life happens and you go into a spin of fear. The fear you thought you've let behind.

What do I do in fear? I either lash out or shut down. I tend nowadays to shut down knowing NO One deserves my fear attacks.

Which do you do? If you always remain in faith, tips would be greatly appreciated!

I wrote in my latest newsletter you can sign up for at -- "The Real "F" Word."


What would you do if you had no fear of failing or rejection? Go do it!

Face the fear and do it anyway!

Lots of love.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Are You Living Your Legacy?

I often hear my clients talk about the legacy they want to leave.

My reality check is that you are living your legacy now. People believe actions over intent.

What legacy will you leave?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Gnawing Through Cement

Have you ever felt you were gnawing through cement to get heard? To feel appreciated? To count?

I have. A pattern instilled during childhood. And just when I think I have conquered it and moved forward, I get another opportunity to address it.

I have a client, you could have a boss or a board or a friend, that no matter how many loops you jump, it is never enough.

Just remember, you do not have to jump through hoops. Ask yourself, "What is this here to teach me?"

There are no wasted experiences.

Stay strong!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Feeling like You have No Options

There are always options. At the least, you can change your attitude.

What is underlying the "no option?" What fears are being triggered? What is the opportunity here to teach you?

What I have learned, any act out of desperation usually does not end up well.

Be still. Connect with your heart. It knows the answer and the right path.

Choose from love!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You ARE meant for GREATNESS, period!

Happy day! Happy everything!

What if you acted from the belief you were meant for greatness, period?

Think about entering every encounter with the thought, "I am great!" Of course, with a humble attitude. Truth is, we are all great! We just don't know it or act from that perspective.

Let it sink down to your soul -- you are meant for greatness!

Everyone is on your team for greatness!

Life is simply coaching moments!

Huge hug, Greatness!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Inspired Action

Funny how life is -- some days inspired -- others not so much.

What inspires you? Work from your inspiration -- your heart knows.

When the heart is engaged -- look out world!

Be the inspiration needed in this world!


Transparency builds trust.

Trust IS the competitive edge in today's topsy-turvy world where things can change in a heartbeat.

When you are trusted, people will follow your lead when they might feel clueless and afraid.

We need more trust. We need more leaders. Choose to be the leader that I know you are!

Friday, March 20, 2015

More Questions Whether You are a Leader

Continue the self-reflection with these questions:

In my conversations, do I tend to use "I" and "me" or "Us" and "We?"

Does my presence energize or deplete others?

Do I defend the status quo or do I look for ways to innovate?

Am I open to feedback?

The choice is yours!

Be the leader you were meant to be!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Are You a Leader?

There seem to be several definitions of leadership. To make leadership more relevant to you, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

When I talk, do people listen?

When I turnaround, is anyone following?

Do people seek my input and opinions?

Are people asking me to be their coach or mentor?

Do people open up or shutdown?

Food for thought. One thing for sure, position or title do not make for a leader -- just the icing!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Direct is a Good Thing: Cruel is Not.

Being a coach and observer is fascinating. I keep learning from those I have the honor and privilege to coach.

Working with this one company, I noticed that the CEO was very direct. As his stress went up, his direct-ness which is good thing, became harsh and cruel.

When your stress goes up, does your candor become harsh?

If yes, would you want to be on the receiving end?

Do other's deserve your stress attack harshness?

Is harsh motivating?

Does harsh create a culture of trust?

How long will people give you the benefit of the doubt before shutting down?

There is always a choice!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Appreciation Counts

Have you received any appreciation and thanks lately?

Imagine how you would feel if you did receive a sincere thanks? Would you feel more energized? More engaged? Thankful? Ready to push forward regardless of external forces?

If you have a disengaged workforce, perhaps it is time to make the rounds or make a few calls to give your sincere thanks for his/her contribution. If you can't think of anything to appreciate, perhaps that is the reason for the disengagement.

Engage the heart and the rest happens!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Did You Know...

Did you know you:

You were created on purpose for a purpose?

You are divine?

That no one can be a better you than you?

That excuses keep you from being a greater you?

That you are the author and director of your life?

My knowing the above truths changed my life from depressed and stressed to here and happy regardless of external factors.

Change your thoughts to change your world!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thriving Made Simple

I tend to make things complicated for myself; whereas I am great at simplifying things for my clients.
Just call me lucky! I am in San Diego preparing for a workshop. The client's organization is stuck in negativity. Negativity will shut a place down faster that the economic times.
As I came up with my slides for tomorrow's workshop, I made the wrap-up simple:
Be Happy and Thrive!
  • Smile more!
  • Love more!
  • You and your organization will thrive!
It always begins with us! We are far more powerful than we can imagine.

Are you smiling? Are you expanding your love? Why not be happy and THRIVE?!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's Diluting Your Effectiveness?

As a person and leader, everything counts. There are  NO neutral actions! None!

I am off on a consulting/intervention assignment, the client's organization is stuck in negativity.

Negativity is a waste of precious energy! If you or your team or stuck in the blame game, festering and negativity, here's a few question to ask yourself:

How did I contribute to this situation?

Am I exhibiting blame and life is not fair or finding solutions?

One solution is to leave. Change the situation by speaking your truth in a way it is heard, see if action is taken if not, than change your attitude or leave. There must be a reason you are still there. Is it fear you won't find another position? Do you have student loans to pay-off? Whatever the reason, than stay with a good attitude. There are no victims.

I have soooo many more questions for you.

Start with these.

You always have a choice!

Monday, January 19, 2015

You are Always on Stage

Whew -- reality can be a bit unnerving for sure.

YOU ARE ALWAYS ON STAGE. Someone is always watching. You are always communicating. There are NO neutral actions. People and organizations have long memories.

Make you unique mark on this world by staying conscious and building your brand with your actions.

You get to create the memory you leave with others.

What memories are you living and leaving?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Words Have Power!

Happy day wherever you are!

If you are not happy, what words are you using to describe your current situation?

Our words have the power to energize any situation. I finally got it! When I use words like stepping stone instead of stumbling block, I shift my energy and find better solutions. When I use opportunities instead of obstacles I feel empowered, not weary.

Use your words wisely and create the life you want!

You are far more powerful than you imagine!

Friday, January 2, 2015

An amazing 2015 for an amazing you!

This is your year to soar to new heights with people!

Start the new year right by being easier on people, including you. That does not mean you allow dysfunction, it means:

giving people the benefit of the doubt
giving praise and encouragement
saying please and thank you
listening more and speaking less
and more behaviors and actions like these.

Remember, excellence is great. Whereas perfection kills energy and is a waste of valuable resources.

2015 is your year!!! Blessings and joy!

Here for you!