Today Matters

How much energy and time have you given to that next big thing you want to do? How much time have you wasted instead of starting? Did you already talk yourself out of your work? Relax, you're not alone. One of the reasons our biggest things we want to achieve fail us is we spend... Continue Reading →

My 7 Year Old Self

Move into your goals with intention. When we do, it's so much easier to find the energy and motivation to continue on. I've learned from several of my blogging peers, books I've read, and podcasts talking to a younger or older version of yourself can help. I decided to check in with my 7 year... Continue Reading →


Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.  You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you. - Viktor Frankl You have something... Continue Reading →

The Difference Maker

Complaining. "Why try, it's not going to be any different." "It's never going to work!" "We've already tried that!" "I wish someone would get it right." "Why can't they understand?" For most, it's just easier than the heavy lifting it takes to be the change agent that gets it done. Maybe we think, someone will hear us... Continue Reading →

Do Terrible Work

Wait, what? You can't build a brand in yourself or for those that you are reaching out to if you are not willing to start. To put it all out there. You might as well have not done anything if you are to afraid to at least put it all out there. Work through resistance... Continue Reading →

Get the Fullness of Life

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into a enough. We all have an opportunity to say enough is enough in what we do, what we have, and what we are. We push ourselves and others to the edge with our insatiable appetite for good enough isn't. There was a time,... Continue Reading →


I've had the last couple of weeks off from writing and posting. It's something that I would suggest to anyone. I do it a couple of times a year. Give yourself time to disconnect from your passion. It's a great way to reset yourself and at the same time remind yourself why you love to... Continue Reading →

Your Capacity

Hitting a perceived ceiling or capacity, stinks. You hit that ceiling and not long after doubt your ability to deliver. Capacity may seem like it's something that you cannot improve or increase. However, nothing could be a greater misconception. You can, with a little focus on some key capacity builders, consistently increase your capacity for... Continue Reading →

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