Six Things to Avoid if You Want Success

success-Throughout my life, I’ve been lucky enough to hang around million-dollar athletes, history-making attorneys, world-famous musicians, and friends that you never heard of who change people’s lives for the better every day. The common bond between all of these people is the ability to live life to its fullest on their own terms.

While there is no secret to success, I’ve tried to learn from other successful people who have entered my life, even if only for a minute or two. Today, I’m sharing a few of those lessons. The universe offers boundless rewards and only your own thinking and behaviors can determine how much of it you reap. I’m not saying that I’ve perfected all of these, but I have witnessed the result of both positive and negative influences. Continue reading “Six Things to Avoid if You Want Success”

Reflect, Embrace and Move Forward

DSC_0413Last week I talked a bit about reflection—looking at the past year and appreciating what worked and what might not have worked.

I might not have stressed enough the importance of reflection. Without reflection, improvement is UNATTAINABLE. Continue reading “Reflect, Embrace and Move Forward”

Whoa … Was That 2013 That Just Zipped By? Five Questions To Get You Thinking About Goals

Goal planning for 2014We’re three weeks from the new year! Wow, where did the year go? Now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and appreciate everything that you have accomplished. It’s time to rejuvenate, refocus, and start planning for next year. Taking inventory is a great place to start. Write down the changes that took place and things that you accomplished in the past year. It’s fun to go through this exercise—often, you don’t realize all the things that you achieved in the past year until you see it in list form. Continue reading “Whoa … Was That 2013 That Just Zipped By? Five Questions To Get You Thinking About Goals”


Ways to bring focus to your writing world

It gets crazy with all the events, work, social media, family commitments, and pure clutter that crop up every day. Not that some of these things aren’t important; they are. However, to be successful in writing, you need focus.

With focus, you become more efficient and the process becomes repeatable. Focus allows you to concentrate on what your abilities can do, and where they can take you. We have many excuses—time, money, insecurity—the list goes on. Continue reading “Focus”