When your happiness is contingent on someone or something else, you have given away all of your authority to a source you have no control over.read more
In the end, my search to understand this thing called networking brought me to a point at which I never would have seen – developing a peer-to-peer business development and networking group called IGNITE. Below are some of the networking tips I’ve learned over the past 12 years and I hope they serve you well and lessen your networking learning curve:read more
The Science of Not Complaining: How to Break the Habit of Negativity and Experience Greater Happiness
Energy Vampires are pessimistic people. They are chronic complainers that focus on their own issues and are relentlessly negative as opposed to their positive, encouraging, and solutions-oriented counterparts.read more
We should all have serene sanctuaries; places where we can find solace from time to time even if it’s just a few moments to quiet our minds. The problem is not the temporary respite – the trouble comes when the short-term reprieve becomes an unhealthy dark dungeon used to escape the things we don’t want to face.read more
Potential is a powerful word which resonates with possibility, optimism, and hope. On the flip side of the coin, unfulfilled potential is its polar opposite counterpart. Unachieved potential implies pessimism, unrealized promises, and dashed dreams. How confident are you in what you are doing NOW to avoid not living up to your potential? The good news is that your potential doesn’t have to lie forgotten in the cemetery of buried treasures.read more
As parents, we have countless memorable moments with our children. For me, two specific memories stand out as epic in my mind; the day my babies were born and their 2nd birthday. Those of you who don’t have kids may be wondering about the significance of birthday #2. Let me explain. Somehow, almost like clockwork, when kids turn two, those tiny humans expand their vocabulary to include their new favorite word: NO. Oh, and by the way, it’s on repeat for the next few years.read more
It was two days after I was asked to present on legacy to the Arizona Suns Charities 88 annual review event that I sat in the car with my dad. I’ve presented on legacy to non-profits and small business groups over the past three years and held a strong belief in what legacy meant to me. I believed that a person’s legacy is the greatest measure of how they affected the world; but, my view of legacy was about to be questioned.read more
Growing up as an only child did not prepare me for the dynamics of parenting multiple children. Sibling bantering was alive and well in our household on a daily basis. As a young mom, I remember my oldest son Jordan constantly doing what he did best – unmercifully teasing his younger sister Heather. He wasn’t belittling or bullying her; he was doing what siblings do; he was trying to get her goat.read more
Tired, frustrated, over-worked and underpaid – these were words that often described my life as a young mom. Being a stay at home mom came with a unique set of emotional challenges. I liken it to pulling a little red wagon uphill.read more
If you know me, you know I’m all about building a legacy. Not for self respect or for ego. No, I’m for building a legacy that gives others opportunities greater than I had.
I reflect regularly on what I want to leave behind for others. My greatest hero, my dad, taught me that whenever you meet someone – in passing, close friends, family, the waitress, everyone – you should leave a little bit of the goodness of your soul behind with them. I realize as I get older that the little bit of soul you leave behind is part of your legacy – a part that builds your legacy and the the legacy of the person you touched. I also realize that you can leave behind the goodness part of your soul or part of your baggage and that the choice of what you leave behind is yours to make.