The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The KonMarie method for decluttering your home was developed by Marie Kondo. She describes it succinctly on page 1 of her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She writes, “Start by discarding. Then organize your space, thoroughly, completely, in one go.” Next she makes the bold claim that if you take her approach, youContinue reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”

You’re the Villain When You Force Your Rules on Others

Somebody who used to be close with my family thinks I’m a villain. Ok, maybe not that I’m an outright villain, but definitely that I’m a bad guy. For the time that we were close, I gave advice and friendship by encouraging her personal development. My typical advice was along the lines of, be respectfulContinue reading “You’re the Villain When You Force Your Rules on Others”

My 6 Keys to Happiness

Happiness is a choice. I know it’s cliché to say, but I have found it to be true. In the past I was often dissatisfied with life, in response I threw myself into work and volunteerism – signing up for all sorts of projects. Somewhere along the way, I associated happiness with accomplishment. I setContinue reading “My 6 Keys to Happiness”

5 Difficult People & How to Handle Them

Ages ago I read a book called Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, and it imparted on me the idea of a toxic energy dump.  For me a toxic energy dump is a place where, or moment when, the interactions with others leave you feeling like you took a nosedive from aContinue reading “5 Difficult People & How to Handle Them”

Difference Between Reasons & Excuses

Last week I posted an article on how success can make others feel mediocre.  I started by sharing a list of excuses I made for not achieving my weight loss goals after seeing a colleague’s weight loss success.  This got me thinking about excuses.  I recall a conversation with a friend I felt also madeContinue reading “Difference Between Reasons & Excuses”

From Courage to Confidence

I was honored to attend the Executive Women’s Forum National Conference this year.  It was empowering to be surrounded by over 300 women who have taken on leadership roles in the IT world.  While the women I met were outstanding, the highlight of the conference was the keynote speakers.  One of whom was Mary Burke. Continue reading “From Courage to Confidence”

Limiting Beliefs Sabotage Desire

Last week I watched a video on Facebook that brought out strong reactions from viewers.  It showed a man holding a scratcher lottery ticket that was worth $500.  The video consists of him walking up to four people individually – so there are four clips made into one video.  Two of the interactions occurred in seemingly affluentContinue reading “Limiting Beliefs Sabotage Desire”