Which of these would best describe you? A.) I Play BIG! B.) I tend to play small and safe or C.) I haven’t really thought about it.
Many of us would answer B or C. We have been taught to avoid risks, color inside the lines and not make waves. Fear, self-doubt and the belief that we lack what it takes to succeed causes us play small. Our desire to be accepted and be liked often leads us to conform. Like Russian dolls, The more we try to fit in, the more we shrink and lose our individuality and creative genius.
Do you desire to play big in life and business?
Do you have a vision or a dream? Do you desire to do big things? Continue reading
Success Depends on Motivation
But motivation can feel like a roller coaster…
Up one day, down the next…
Motivation is the force that moves your intentions into action.
Have you ever wondered why your affirmations are not getting results?
Perhaps you heard about affirmations. Thinking you discovered the mother lode, you wrote or spoke your affirmations. You maybe even created a vision board. And then you waited. First day nothing. Week one nothing. Month one nothing. Discouraged they became hit and miss. It seems affirmations work for others but not you.
photo by Matthew Kane
You wonder if something is wrong with you.
For years I felt that. I watched others succeed almost effortlessly while I struggled. It’s not our fault. We were never taught how to create affirmations that get results. Continue reading
What if there was a single question that could break through your fears and doubts? What if that question could also mobilize your resources and increase your income?
There is! It’s a question that is repeated in both the Old and New Testament of the Bible:
That was the question God asked Moses (Exo 4:2). God had chosen Moses to lead a people out of bondage. Moses was not convinced he was the man for the job! All His mind could see was his limitations. He pleaded with God to find someone else. After all, he reasoned, how could he lead a multitude when he struggled to speak a complete sentence? Continue reading
Do your New Years Resolutions include being clutter free? Mine does. When I stepped into my office today it was anything but clutter free!
Building a life you life includes creating space for what you love and that includes loving my office. Here’s what I did Continue reading
The biggest illusion we must break to get unstuck is the illusion of lack. It is a deeply held belief system that we cling to with all our might. We create mantras, chant, mediate, pray and preach our lack. “I just don’t have enough _________” (money, time, support, education, etc.) to __________(live my dream).
Encouragement: Strength when you feel like quitting
Where do you encourage yourself when it feels like your world is falling apart? How do you find encourage when you feel like you are all alone? Who motivates the motivator? Who encourages the leader?
“It’s lonely at the top, so you better know why you are there“.- John C. Maxwell
When I about to launch my first corporation (a nutritional network marketing company). We invited Kevin McCarthy, author of “The On-Purpose Person” to be the key note speaker. At dinner afterwards, he said to me, “Brenda, do you have a female mentor who is in leadership?” I was young (28) and ambitious. “When you are a leader of a large corporation everyone will look to you to be their leader and inspiration.” He went on to explain, “At times you will feel alone. You will need someone to confide in that understands your situation. You need a female leader, like a Pastor’s wife, that you can go to for wisdom and encouragement.” Decades later, I can say this was sage advice!
But what about those times when there doesn’t seem to be anyone around to encourage you?
David (the one who killed Goliath in the Bible and rose to be one of Israel’s greatest kings) faced that. His story holds some powerful lessons. Continue reading
5 Benefits of Keeping a Journal
The benefits of keeping a journal span from improved immunity to business success. Journals are both a place to brain storm and a treasure chest to hold wisdom and knowledge. Journals are a place to pray, reflect, and clarify. They anchor us in the present and leave a legacy for future generations.
There are three things to leave behind: your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture! – Jim Rohn