The Power of a Growth Mindset

growth mindsetHave you ever thought about the power and impact of a growth mindset?

Our mindsets have a tremendous influence on us as well as those around us.

The growth mindset sees the world differently than a mindset that does not want to venture beyond the stats quo. Growth wants improvement and change. The status quo mindset just wants to keep their world the same.

We have the power to choose our mindset and, in turn, much of what happens in our lives.

Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider a growth mindset: Read more

The Value of a Personal Development Plan

personal developmentDo you have a personal development plan?

A document that provides a plan for areas for which you want to receive education and training?

It can be areas you are just interested in learning about and you are not really sure why.

It can also serve as a roadmap to help you learn what is needed to move your learning along in the right direction.

I have personally found that with the plan I become more focused. Without the plan I can waste time moving from topic to topic, things that either do not hold much interest or are not what I should be focusing on to achieve my goals.

Remember that most people do not have a personal development plan, so if you take the time to create one you will make more progress over time than you otherwise would.

Here are some reasons to develop a Personal Development Plan: Read more

Five Ways to Overcome Fear

fearFear does not stop death…it stops life

Are you ever paralyzed by fear? I know I have been fearful enough over a goal, a relationship or a situation to stop in my tracks and do nothing.

If we can learn to deal with fear and overcome it, then we can make progress on our goals and create deeper relationships with people.

Here are a few thoughts about fear that can help us move forward instead of standing still: Read more


InspireDo you remember the last time you were inspired by someone else? What did that feel like? Think about it for a moment…I am sure it was a great feeling.

As a result of being inspired, you may have been ready to start your own business, run a marathon, fearlessly make a sales call on your biggest prospect or sign up to serve others less fortunate.

We have the ability and opportunity to do the same for others. All of us have the occasion to inspire others to do things that they otherwise may not have attempted.

Here are a few ideas to get you started on your next inspirational opportunity. Read more

The Value of Living in the Present Moment

living in the momentAre you living in the present moment? Many of us would like to think we are but unfortunately are weighed down by the past or anxious about the future.

We may have regrets or guilt over our past and we need to let these go because they are circumstances that we may not be able to change.

We may also be anxious about the future and what will happen to our families, our businesses or us.

When we are able to let go of the past and realize that most of what we are anxious about will never happen we can begin to just focus on where we are now: The present moment.

Here are some reasons why we need to let go of the past, not worry about the future, and practice living in the present moment. Read more

Overcoming Fear

fearsDo you have the desire to face down your fears? Overcoming fear takes will, courage, and the right attitude. Here are a few ideas on overcoming our fears of anything.

Relaxed Focus

To overcome fear we need to be relaxed. Fear tenses us up as it fills us with negative thoughts. We need to first close our eyes and think about an enjoyable moment or place to help put us in a state of relaxation. Read more