One Decision Every Successful Woman Makes

Fearless. It’s a word that gets used a lot. We are told to be fearless. We hold it up as an ideal to aim for. But fearlessness is a myth. If you want to succeed, if you want to live a more fulfilling life, you don’t need to be fearless. You need to be brave. […]

Go Ahead, Cheat a Little

I was coaching someone recently who beat herself up for veering from her financial plan. She’d done a great job for a couple of years and paid off all of her credit cards, but recently slid back into some old habits that prevented her from reaching her next goal: Saving money. As she described her […]

The Key to Reaching Any Big Goal

What would you have to give up in order to have what you want? Most of us have dreams, but why is it that so few actually achieve them? Without realizing it, many of us underestimate the effort it takes to get to a big goal. As a result, it can be really easy to […]

What will you do differently next time?

All of us get stuck from time to time. Whether a relationship problem, work challenge, 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 […]

How resilient are you?

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill In the face of downsizing, outsourcing, and higher demands on your productivity, would your employer call you resilient? Resilience is a skill more and more companies are looking for in their employees—people who can embrace change rather than […]

[FAN FAVORITE]: What to Do When Your Emotions Keep Ruling Your Decisions

I’m really excited about my next book. I’ve been working really hard on it and just finished the draft this week! You may have noticed that I haven’t been on social media as much and we’ve even shared some of our fan favorite newsletters, which we’re doing again this week as I’ve been focused on […]

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 […]

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: […]