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Last weekend I had such a blast with my nieces and nephews. It was one of the first nice days that we’ve had this Spring here in the Chicagoland area. We all gathered at my sister’s to celebrate her birthday. So when the kids said,…

It's so hard to decide!

Last week I wrote about how to build up your confidence muscle. And if you are one of the many who feel like your self-confidence could use a boost, then it’s possible that you also struggle with decision-making. Difficulty in making decisions…

I wish I had more confidence!

I often hear people say, “I wish I had more confidence.” Can you relate? Well, what you might not know is that you can get more confidence. And it’s really not that hard. Contrary to what you might think, confidence is not something that…

Are you trying too hard to get what you want?

So many people are struggling like crazy to grow their businesses, elevate their careers or earn more income. Maybe you just can’t seem to land that new customer no matter how hard you try. Perhaps you’ve been passed over for promotion…

It’s the end of Q1: Do you know where your goals are?

This week officially marks the end of the first quarter, and hopefully you’ve made some serious traction toward achieving your goals. OK, be honest. Do you even remember setting your 2018 goals? Goal- setting at the beginning of the year…

Is your biggest fear just a bad dream?

When people are stuck in the wrong job or wrong career path, they know it. When they’re not living up to their full potential or performing at their best, they know it. The reason they know it is because it hurts. They feel burned-out,…

Do you want to become your very best?

I overheard a conversation at Starbucks today in which an employer was talking to his manager about upcoming job interviews. I heard him say that he is looking for candidates with “people skills. We’re looking for those soft skills. We…

Change! Who wants more?

I’m working with a lot of people going through some major changes in their lives right now. And frankly, change is scary for most people. When change hits, you feel out of control. You feel unsafe. You feel scared. Changes in external circumstances…

Consistency beats rapidity

This week as I was running on the treadmill, it dawned on me how much my approach to running has changed over the past few years. I can get pretty competitive with myself - always pushing to run faster and farther. In fact, a few years ago…

No more “to-do” lists

Last week, I explained the power of the PICK tool for prioritizing tasks. One characteristic that makes this tool so helpful is that it eliminates the old and ineffective “to-do” list. This is hard for me to say, because, quite honestly,…