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How Do You Handle Life’s Roadblocks?

I am often asked how do I stay focused and motivated on my goals. The truth is, this has been a journey and like any journey you have road blocks. To accomplish any goal, you must first know what it will look like at the end.  I call this your big picture. But if we...

The Mirror Doesn’t Lie

Let me ask you, what lessons are you teaching your kids about technology? I know lots of great parents out there that are discussing with their kids the importance of internet safety and monitoring their youth’s social media pages, desperately trying to stay on top of...

Five Costly Mistakes That Are Holding You Back

Five Costly Mistakes That Are Holding You Back I have written many times about how, in order to be successful, you must first define what success means to you. I think it is safe to say that most of us are looking for success in many areas of our lives, such as our...

The Secret of High Achievers

I remember years ago at my first fulltime “real” job, being overwhelmed with all the ins and outs of the job. There were so many rules and regulations that I was expected to know. My initial thought was, how am I ever going to learn all of this was? After about six...

Sticks and Stone

We’ve all heard that saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” It was the saying that your parents taught you when you were being picked on at school. This saying helped to build up our self-esteem so that we could stick up for...

Seeking Your Purpose

Do you ever wonder if you are on track with your life or should I dare say, living your purpose? Your purpose doesn’t have to be your career. Remember Bono (the lead singer of U2), he makes millions of dollars, but he shares that music is NOT his purpose.  His true...

The Best is Yet to Come

Living in Iowa, we have some pretty cold, long winter seasons.  During the winter, we have less daylight hours, frigid temperatures, snow, ice and powerful wind.  After several months of this, we sometimes get an early taste of spring… you know, the bright sunshine,...

One Moment Please While I Put You on Hold

I was recently at a women’s event when I overheard a woman share with others that she doesn’t have to time to focus on her marriage right now. She went on to explain that she plans to do that when her kids are in college. Those who know me well, know that statements...

Four Ways to Decrease Your Stress Today

In my coaching practice I have found that all too often we create our own stress by the way we think. Last week’s blog called, No More Stress, stated that the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Today, we are...