Relax and Be Present With This Simple Ritual

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

Last week I had the Monday of all Mondays. The kind of day that gives Mondays a bad name; when everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

First, my car wouldn’t start. I had to take it to the shop, which caused me to forget I had scheduled coffee with a friend. My phone died, so I wasn’t able to work at the repair shop. Then I spent the day trying to catch up, feeling frantic and frenzied. We’ve all had one of these days.Continue Reading

8 Signs You Are Meant To Be An Entrepreneur

"The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It." ~Peter Drucker Quote

If you’re anything like me, being an entrepreneur isn’t really optional. It’s in our DNA. It’s how we think and feel about the world around us. I started my first business at age 12, mowing lawns. Since then I’ve gone on to create and co-create several other successful businesses, including  working with CEO’s and other entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry.

We entrepreneurs certainly vary in our styles and in the processes we use for creating businesses. However, some traits seem to be universal. If these signs resonate with you, even if you don’t have a history of starting a company, you just might be an entrepreneur.

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5 Steps to Changing the World Doing What You Love

"You change the world by being yourself." ~Yoko Ono

Sometimes people make light of the idea that each of us is a “special snowflake,” but guess what? It’s true. There is no one else exactly like you in the universe, and there’s no one else exactly like me either. We each have a unique way of doing things and a form of expression that no one else has.

This uniqueness provides each of us with a rare and priceless opportunity to provide a unique gift to the world. Even when we do work that is similar to others’, our presentation and expression is guaranteed to be different.

The Dagara tribe in Africa understands this concept well. The Dagara know that each person brings an irreplaceable contribution to the world, not just to their family and community. When a tribal elder dies,  it’s seen as the equivalent of a massive library burning to the ground. In death, the elder’s knowledge and gifts are lost to the world.Continue Reading

25 Quotes to Inspire Confidence

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." Thorough Quote and 25 Additional Quotes to Inspire Confidence.

If you wish you felt more confident, you’re not alone. Everyone experiences fear and uncertainty at some point in their lives. Everyone has a lack of confidence about something. If you are striving to do new things or pushing your boundaries, it can be difficult to stay confident, even if you’re usually a confident person.

Unfortunately, confidence doesn’t just show up at your door one day, even though you may wish it would. In fact, confidence comes from trying new things, overcoming fear, and reaching for your dreams.

For me, a good example is my lack of confidence around public speaking. I used to really struggle with public speaking, and I still prefer to over-prepare for presentations. This past week, however, I was unexpectedly asked, while already standing in front of a large crowd, to give an impromptu presentation of one of my training seminars. I cringed for a moment but accepted the challenge and the talk went really well. I work to overcome my fear of public speaking through giving many talks and presentations, and it has really increased my confidence level. In this example, I was able to do something that I never would have thought I’d be able to do.

You may have a similar story in your own life. Take a moment and think back to a time when you’ve been able to overcome a challenge of your own. How did that feel? The good news is that confidence spreads to other areas of your life. If you’ve been able to increase your confidence in one area, you can most certainly increase your confidence in other areas as well!

Here are 25 quotes that will inspire you to be more confident today:

1. “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” ~ Cynthia Kersey

2. “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.” ~ Dale CarnegieContinue Reading