Productivity: The Crazy Way We Work [Infographic]

When was the last time you were totally caught up? I can’t remember such a time. The list is always longer than the day. The pressing, non-negotiable items are addressed and the other stuff gets moved to another list or just falls off my radar at some point. Clearly, I’m not alone in this scene. […]

The Key to Taking on the Impossible

Texas  A & M football wasn’t on my radar until recently. This team isn’t in the Southeastern Conference, so I can’t tell you what their ranking is or if they are playing in a bowl game. It was a remarkable game in another era that captured my attention – the one that led to the […]

Fear Is What We Feel – Brave Is What We Do

Most of us know fear on a first-name basis. Fear wears as many masks as the number of hats we wear. I’ve felt it as a business owner, mom, wife, community leader, musician, and speaker. When the wind is at your back, the skies are cloudless, and life is smiling at you – it’s easy to […]

The Great Eight of Effective Leaders

As a speaker at the Society of Human Resource Professionals Florida State Conference this week, I had the privilege to meet Dan Rather. He delivered the keynote address on The Great Eight of Effective Leaders and admittedly, it was an aspect of the conference I looked forward to with great anticipation. In my mind, Rather is […]

Overwhelmed? 7 Ways to Restore Your Equilibrium

If you’ve ever been knocked off your feet by a pounding wave and churned in the turbulence, you know what it feels like to be overwhelmed. It’s happened to me many times – both literally and figuratively  – and both form indelible memories. One vivid recollection comes from an adventure on the shores of Hawaii […]

Slaying The Giants in Your Life

Perspective is everything.  The right perspective makes the impossible possible. The wrong perspective can blind you, chain you, and keep you captive in thoughts of darkness and defeat. A case in point is the ancient story of David and Goliath. David was young, idealistic, zealous, exuberant and energetic.  Some might say he was incredibly naive. […]

Chart a Bold Course – Take Two

June is the Second January The best way to have a great year is to do a reset halfway through the year. June is the second January. Making measurable progress in the things that matter most to you is a vital component to a fulfilling life.  How is your progress so far this year? Perhaps […]

Lost Your Mojo?

If you’ve never lost your mojo, let me be the first to congratulate you. When you lose it, you know it. You feel like you’ve been side-lined while everyone else is enjoying the thrill of the game. Mojo is the rhythm you have when things are going well. You’ve got momentum, energy and feel the […]

How to Start When You’re Stuck

Out of gas. Stuck. Frustrated. Burned out. You know where you were headed and when you were supposed to be there, but now you’re delayed. Not to mention disappointed in yourself. How are you going to respond? Three Ways to Start When You’re Stuck 1. Dig deep and recall the reasons you started – whether […]

Momentum: The Power of the Push

Physics was not my favorite subject in school, but I must admit to a certain fascination with Sir Issac Newton’s Laws of Motion. He addresses momentum, inertia, acceleration, force, velocity and predictable reactions – all significant concepts when it comes to success. The laws of nature and science carry much wisdom that directly apply to […]