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. […]

What bold decision is it time to make?

A real sign of spiritual and emotional growth occurs when you stop making decisions based on everyone else’s expectations. You end unhealthy relationships, take a leap of faith toward a new career path, or speak up for what is right. Some decisions in life are tough. Some conversations are uncomfortable. Some choices will not be […]

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, […]

Should You Give Up or Get Up

Is there a goal you’ve set, but haven’t really made much progress on lately? If you’re like many people, the answer is yes. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution you set and forgot about or a dream that just feels too hard to hold on to, it can be tempting to give up at times. […]

Fan Favorite: Pinpoint Your Life Purpose with the One Question

There’s a scene from my favorite movie. I got to see that scene on the live stage when we attended The Color Purple on Broadway. From the first time I saw the movie 30 years ago until now, the words have always resonated with me. It’s the scene in which Miss Celie finally musters the […]

Will You Let Go of the Old to Make Room for the New?

When I bought my first place back in the 90s, I decided to replace the handles on every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen and the bathrooms. I went to a hardware store and picked out new handles, unscrewed all the old ones, and replaced them with the shiny, new modern ones. Then I did […]

How would it feel to work less?

Work to live. Don’t live to work. Valorie Burton Point to Ponder: Happier people are more productive, thereby getting more work done in less time than others. Imagine for a moment what it would feel like to work less—if you could focus more on your family and other things that matter in your life. Work […]

What’s Your PR Strategy?

Celebrities and huge companies aren’t the only ones who benefit from a good public relations campaign. Smart workers and business owners employ a public relations strategy of their own. Do you have one? Good PR will help you develop and grow relationships, gain more influence on the job, and land on your feet quickly should […]

This Isn’t the Way You Planned It

Do you ever feel like life just isn’t going the way you planned it? Perhaps you find yourself on the verge of giving up on a dream. Your job search seems fruitless. A relationship keeps hitting a brick wall. You get a little extra money, and then an unexpected expense saps the money as quickly […]