Your Purpose is Waiting

Mark Albion writes in More Than Money, “It’s easy to slide into a career that matches your skills but not your deepest desires. When you get good at something you don’t want to do, you feel as if you’re dying a little bit each day – that your soul is being sucked out of you. WorseContinue reading “Your Purpose is Waiting”

Seven Principles for Success

There are seven principles that, when follwed, deliver the results you desire.  This is true whether your goal is tied to finances, fitness, career or your social life.  They are well known to everyone who has seen a measure of success in their lives, and most likely, you already know them too. Know what you want andContinue reading “Seven Principles for Success”

Prepare for Lay Offs

I saw a meme last week that said, “The words ‘Coronavirus is gone’ is starting to sound a lot like ‘You’ve won the lottery!’”  From day to day, coronavirus continues to affect our decisions.  People have changed how they work, shop, exercise, socialize, and worship.  Many businesses are dramatically impacted.  Some have closed down permanently, and others are reducingContinue reading “Prepare for Lay Offs”

Start With Why

In Start With Why author Simon Sinek helps leaders understand that a clear Why is foundational to business. Your Why should shape how you do what you do.  It should be at the core of every pursuit.  Taking action that is triggered by the emotional flex of a profound Why will result in on-point marketing that connects you with partnersContinue reading “Start With Why”

Fall Forward

In IT it’s common knowledge that when system changes are made, you should always have a backout plan. This way you can revert to a known good configuration or version should a failure occur.  However, this is not always desirable.  Let me explain… Before changes are made in production, they are tested in a lower environment or labContinue reading “Fall Forward”

Speak with Confidence

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.  How untrue!  I get that this phrase is meant to instill a greater self-worth and confidence so that mean words roll off your back.  In truth, however, words do hurt and they are powerful.  They can help or harm your life.  TheyContinue reading “Speak with Confidence”

How to Build Integrity

Last week I was putting up Christmas decorations.  In particular, I was swapping out some Thanksgiving decor from an herb window I have above my kitchen sink.  That window is also where I’ve placed my mom’s Swarovski crystal figurines that I inherited.  She loved them, and since I have only managed to keep one plantContinue reading “How to Build Integrity”

Why I’m Obsessed with Fixer Upper

Having committed to its fourth season after being introduced less than three years ago, it’s clear that Fixer Upper is a big success. I love catching it on marathon and letting it play in the background while I clean house, play with the kids and prepare food. I really enjoy this show and I’m notContinue reading “Why I’m Obsessed with Fixer Upper”

Get a Side Hustle

My journey to abundance is taking all sorts of unexpected twists and turns. It started with going underwater on my mortgage, took a detour into credit card and car loan territory, explored high end consumerism and then crossed into Ramsey land with the precise goal of getting debt free. I have also downsized my belongings,Continue reading “Get a Side Hustle”

Run to Challenges & Take Accountability

Sometimes at  work we get presented with problems that we don’t want to deal with.  It reminds me of when I was in the school and I would look down to avoid eye contact if the teacher asked a question I wasn’t prepared to answer.  Similarly this can happen at work.  A problem occurs andContinue reading “Run to Challenges & Take Accountability”