Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

It is easy to look at others and feel as though somehow you don’t measure up – as though what you’re doing, what you have or how you look are not “enough.” Whether it is something that happened in your past that you believe disqualifies you from a great future or something you feel you […]

You are as happy as your relationships.

“I choose relationships wisely and nurture them intentionally.” Most people are as happy as their relationships. Think about it. When there is turmoil in your relationships, it impacts your whole life. That is why it is so important to choose your relationships well and then invest your energy maintaining them. Even in the relationships, you […]

Rather than Complaining, Ask this Powerful Question

All of us get stuck from time to time. Whether a relationship problem, work challenges, financial habit or health dilemma, inevitably on the path to our goals, something gets in our way.  As a personal and executive coach for over 15 years, there is one tool I’ve discovered can help you get unstuck again and […]

Will you give yourself permission to make a change?

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Maria Robinson During a radio interview, a caller in her forties asked me if it was too late to change careers and pursue something she was more passionate about. “It’s never too late,” I told her. […]

Are you an emotional spender?

The number-one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy. Alan Greenspan Even when times may be tough financially, some of us still don’t have a handle on our spending. It’s not for lack of knowledge. Often, it’s a struggle with self-control. You went to the mall to buy a birthday […]

Is it time to stop complaining and solve the problem?

Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Philippians 2:14 Point to Ponder: When problems arise, resilient people determine what is within their control to fix and go about the business of fixing it. Perhaps the change that’s nudging you isn’t about a new career, a new relationship, or a new home. It may not be a […]

How bright is your light?

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 Point to Ponder: Happiness is derived from helping others, making a difference, and serving the world in your own unique way. No matter what your purpose in life, this is an underlying mission: […]

In what way do you need to speak up?

Point to Ponder: One of the most common traits of effective leaders is their ability to effectively communicate in any situation. While interning for a minor league sports team during graduate school, I heard rumblings one afternoon that civil rights icon Rosa Parks was in the building. Our offices were in the civic center, and […]

Could you turn your passion into profit?

Point to Ponder: Doing work you love has a significant impact on your well-being. “Do what you love, Val, and the rewards will come.” This was a piece of advice given to me by one of my mentors not long after I first began working. I was intrigued yet skeptical when he said it. If […]

What would financial freedom look like for you?

Point to Ponder: You need a vision for your finances just as you need a vision for your life. Get clear. Write it down. Then start walking toward it. In a culture that often equates wealth with materialism, it’s no wonder debt is out of control and savings are low. Answer these questions for yourself: […]