Introspection

Have you ever hit a season of massive introspection?  Maybe it’s something that comes slowly with age.  Maybe it’s a personality thing.  Maybe the desire to self-reflect comes as a result of life events.  Or maybe it’s a combination of all the above.  My first round of really looking deep within came as a result […]

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My Mental Battlefield

How often do you go to war in your own mind? I spend a lot of time in a mental battlefield. I’ll be honest with you: at least several times a day I feel like my mission is too hard for me to accomplish. I think about quitting a lot. I think about how much […]

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Obedience

you got this obedience to self

Can we discuss a deep topic today? Obedience. Yikes. Why is it such a heavy word? Perhaps because of the negative connotations and childhood memories it sparks. Obedience to our parents and teachers as children usually meant going against our own personal desires. As adults, obedience to our bosses and other authorities, like traffic laws […]

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State Management

Welcome to the third edition of our Weekly Vlog! Last week we talked about the necessity to START UGLY in the pursuit of our dreams and goals. This week, we’re going to build on that ability and give you a massive one-two PUNCH to achieve self-mastery. We’re talking about a skill that is so rare […]

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Three Steps Forward…

three steps forward personal excellence

Do you ever feel like your life is following the pattern from the old phrase “three steps forward and two steps back”? This week I came across a very special tracking sheet that I used eleven years ago, and it had this phrase written in my hand-writing in magic marker across the top.  It was […]

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Note to Self…

We have designated Wednesday as outside expert day in our #90dayblitz. However, today I do not feel like listening to an outside expert. Instead, I feel the deep need for an inside expert. I’m asking my wiser, inner voice to remind me that I’m on the right path, because the girl I’m seeing in the mirror […]

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Good or Great?

Are you familiar with the concept of good versus great? There’s a classic book by Jim Collins on the subject that was quite possibly the first “personal development” book I ever read, as it was a requirement in my first semester of grad school.  It centers around how sad it is that most Americans never […]

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Start Ugly

Welcome to our second Digging Deeper Vlog episode! How long have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to get started? How long have you been waiting for life to calm down? What if we didn’t have to wait? What if we could start right now, just as we are? What happens if we start […]

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Freedom

How has it been 18 years since 9.11?  I’m in shock.  No matter what has happened since then, it’s a day when we can put all political differences aside and just appreciate our basic freedoms, the air we breathe, and the privilege of having another day to hug our families.  The heinous images from that […]

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What did you say?

microphone positive talk

I want to tell you about “a friend of mine” who “called me” awhile back to share her very, very, very bad day.  All within a 24-hour time-frame, she experienced a broken high-heel right before she walked onto stage for a big presentation, her cocktail dress malfunctioned, she found out that a non-profit project she’d […]

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