From Perfectionism to Excellence
A bit over a year ago, I realized that I had reached the point where perfectionism wasn’t serving me anymore (you can read about it here)—if it ever had, which I am questioning today. But early last winter, I had no idea that it would be possible for me to get this far. So what has […]
Stop Making Excuses!
I’m sure you are familiar with the sentence, “If you want to do something you’ll find a way, if not you’ll find an excuse.” I’ve always found that a pretty rude statement that might be appropriate on the social media of boot camp instructors, but has no place in coaching relationships. I still think so, […]
How to Manage Expectations
Have you ever been vastly disappointed because someone in your family or at your workplace did something so inconsiderate you could hardly believe it, all the while being totally oblivious to the effect their actions may have on you? Have you struggled to be the “good girl” (or “good boy” of course) others expect you […]
How to Build Self-worth
Truth be told, I am a bit confused about how many people think there’s a correlation between self-worth and net worth. I guess you can derive a sense of self-worth from your accomplishments, which may have translated directly into revenues. If that’s the case for you, good for you! But for most of us it’s […]
Journaling to change your thoughts
In case you’ve read some of my prior blog posts, you probably know that I am a huge fan of journaling. (If you want to learn more about it, check out the top five reasons to journal and types of journaling.) You may not know that I have a master’s degree in literature and language. Read […]
It’s been spring for a few days in Seattle, and that makes me so giddy-happy that I only want to think about happiness—so that’s what I’m writing about today. Now that the sun is out—and I hope it is too wherever you are!—my Positivity Experiment (more about it here) is a piece of cake. It’s hard […]
No Better Time Than Now—or Is There?
I’m sure you are more than familiar with procrastination, but how about precrastination? Yes, that’s a thing, and—spoiler alert—not always a good one. As per definition, a precrastinator is a person who does things immediately or at least well ahead of any deadline. So if you are struggling with getting shit done on time, the idea […]
Put your vision on a board
When was the last time you had a vision board? It’s been close to ten years for me I think. But this year I have one—it’s the one in the pic, actually—and I absolutely love it! Truth be told, I didn’t even plan to make one. But I am going to tons of events this […]
Permission to . . .
2019 has only just begun, so let me also ask the question you may have heard a few times over the past days and weeks: Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Personally, I usually don’t—not because I’m against starting the new year with a new habit or two, but because I have learned over […]