What is your procrastination telling you?

For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words. Ecclesiastes 5:3 NKJV In my struggles as a recovering procrastinator, I have learned a simple lesson: You can look extremely productive while producing not much of anything. In the name of planning, we procrastinate. We analyze, plan, research, […]

[FAN FAVORITE]: Stop Staring at the Closed Door

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell What door has recently closed in your life? Maybe it’s a job loss or a relationship, or an opportunity you […]

Is Impatience Sabotaging Your Potential?

Point to Ponder: Patience can be developed with practice. What goal or desire are you rushing toward? What is it that you just can’t wait to see unfold in your life? It often seems the thing we want most can take the longest to manifest. And while we’re waiting, it can be tempting to try […]

What’s your holding pattern protecting you from?

While I was returning from a speaking engagement on an evening flight, the pilot announced that he expected we would land a few minutes early. Instead, as we approached, nearby thunderstorms changed the plan. We circled for more than an hour, watching daylight turn to evening. At first, I found myself—like many of the passengers—feeling agitated. […]

Is Your Busyness Based In Fear?

When you say yes to things that are not purposeful for you, you are essentially saying no to your real priorities. What is it about saying no that makes some of us so anxious? Many people overload their schedules simply because they are too concerned with what others think. Saying no is simple, really: “No, […]

What Is the Most Important Question you Need to Answer In Your Life Today?

One of the reasons so many people can’t find the answers they need for the challenges they face is that they ask themselves the wrong questions—or never bother to ask questions at all. As a professional life coach, my primary job is to ask the right questions. I ask the kinds of questions that shift […]

What Are You Putting Off?

What have you been putting off? Almost all of us delay necessary actions from time to time. I’m convinced that procrastination is one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives. There is something in your life that you know needs to get done. Often, it’s not even something difficult. But you’ve made it […]

SPECIAL EDITION: Valorie’s Today Show Advice for Getting to Your Goals

Reaching goals isn’t just about knowing what steps to take. It’s also about how you handle discouragement, fear and stumbles on the way to goal. Research shows that the most successful people actually think differently on the path to success – and that mental toughness helps them to be resilient in the face of frustrations […]

What One Small Step Would Help You Make Progress?

Do you feel overwhelmed or that you’re procrastinating on something that you know you need to do? Many of us get overwhelmed because we don’t break our projects or tasks down into small enough pieces. There’s actually research around this and I have a very powerful, simple question you can ask yourself to coach yourself […]

Is this really necessary right now?

My New Book, Brave Enough to Succeed: 40 Strategies for Getting Unstuck will be out November 1st! This is a re-release of my popular book Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable. Get a FREE online workshop valued at over $125 when you order the book before November 1st. Do you ever have a habit of doing too much? You casually […]