I’m Not Good at Math

I’m Not Good at Math

In 5th grade Mr. Williams told me I wasn’t good at math. In my little kid mind, I figured he knew something about me that I didn’t. He was the teacher after all, so I believed him. In high school I took algebra three times, because I didn’t set myself up to study...
Vaporizing Myself

Vaporizing Myself

It wasn’t that many years ago that I lay on the floor of my bedroom and sobbed. My business had tanked. I was at the end of a painful 3-year relationship. My kid was struggling with learning challenges and the school was less than responsive. Everything that I had...
The Thing We Don’t Talk About

The Thing We Don’t Talk About

Besides sex, money is the one topic we don’t talk about. It’s taboo. How often have you shared your income with your friends? What about your debt, or even your savings goal?” Most of us have grown up hearing sayings like “Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “Money is the...
How to Manage Your Monkey Mind

How to Manage Your Monkey Mind

Everybody has limiting or negative thoughts at some point… even the most “positive” person. It’s how you deal with those thoughts that matters. Tony Robbins has admitted that not everything in his head is 100% sunshine and roses. The difference is how Tony (and you)...
The Funny Thing about Going to the Gym

The Funny Thing about Going to the Gym

Last week I had the opportunity to visit my friend’s “fancy” gym. They have all the latest equipment, steam rooms, a basketball court and more… lots more. I’ve been there with him before, but last weekend it was a very different experience. It was packed to the...
How Brave Are You?

How Brave Are You?

I never thought of myself as brave or courageous for that matter until recently. Generally speaking, I’m just doing my thing and not really contemplating if it’s any different than what most other people do.   Truth is, most people won’t put everything on the line to...
What I Wish I Knew

What I Wish I Knew

My first business was as a personal chef. When I started, I had almost no idea what I was doing business-wise. Cooking and the process of making 8 meals at once… that was snap. Figuring out how to register my business name and determine whether I should be an LLC or...
Stop Letting Your To-Do List Run Your Life

Stop Letting Your To-Do List Run Your Life

I am a list maker. I love lists, especially my To-Do list. It gives me amazing joy to cross stuff off… as in I’m the one who will put it on the list as I’m doing it, just so I can cross it off. Yes, really! Even if you aren’t into lists like I am, working your to-do...
When Anger Becomes Inspiration

When Anger Becomes Inspiration

Generally speaking, I believe that the emotion of anger is a waste of time.  It sucks every ounce of your life force way force out of you and, let’s face it, very little productivity comes out of it. The exception is that in rare times it can fuel massive inspiration....
My Socks are My Biggest Productivity Hack

My Socks are My Biggest Productivity Hack

We aren’t as productive as we could be. And I do mean all of us. If we were, there wouldn’t be hundreds, if not thousands, of books and trainings on productivity, performance, or habits and rituals. We spend well over $100 million in planners every year. Yes, you...