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How to Transform Pesky Problems into Energizing Goals

  “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”  ~ Albert Einstein     The Decision that Lifted Me from Chaos to Clarity Tired of the 2020 chaos? Covid-19 and other simultaneous 2020 societal, financial, political, and climate crises have sapped our energy. […]

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Do Values or Principles Matter Anymore?

Do values or principles matter anymore? If so, what is the most important value or principle you live by? Why? For me, two intertwined principles seem to rise up from deep within our collective humanity during trying times such as these we are facing today—a global pandemic, widespread unemployment, and the recalibration of political, cultural, […]

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Strengthen Your C.O.A.R. in Business and Life with Strategic Focus

Want some relief during the stressful, chaotic times we are experiencing on a global scale? It helps me to remind myself that chaos is the catalyst for great opportunity, to strengthen strategic focus. We can choose to be creators or reactors in life. A creative life is a joyful, expansive life. A reactive life is […]

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50 Books for Small Businesses

Hope your summer is off to a terrific start. Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading. Here are 50 books that a colleague, Lindsey Anderson, recently shared on her blog that are sure to keep you inspired and your business thriving even during your summer adventures. If you don’t own a […]

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Your Compass to Realize Business Success

Spring has nearly sprung to life. Here in Arizona, wildflowers are bursting into bloom. Soon the rest of the country will follow suit. Spring is also a time for cleaning and organizing our lives—and our businesses. It’s the perfect time to refresh your strategic plan. Strategic planning is one of the best ways to truly […]

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How to Realize Your Goals Like a Pro

Introduction Are you looking to grow and expand your business and life? There’s and art and science to it. The art is choosing to create an intention (or goal) you love that is meaningful to you and others. The science is invoking the universal creation process to realize your inspired idea. Invoking the 4-Phase Creation […]

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9 Ways to Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

What do you do if someone you know or work with has a bad attitude or poor habit of doing something? A leader’s and parent’s job often includes mastering human relations by changing people’s attitudes and behavior. In the last article I shared the “12 Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking ” […]

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12 Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking

Navigating today’s social and political climate which appears to be raging with divergent points of view takes mastery in human relations. Below are twelve common sense principles that can help. In the last article I shared the “9 Ways to Be a Friendlier Person” from Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.* In this article […]

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Human Relations Principle #30 to Be a Leader

Human Relations Principle #30: Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest. (“Make people glad to do what you want.”) (This is the thirtieth in a series of articles where I will encapsulate each of Dale Carnegie’s timeless, life-changing principles for dealing with people. (Adapted from How to Win Friends and Influence […]