3 Powerful Reasons You Need to Be in a Mastermind Group

In 2010, on this very blog I created an 16-week online course for job seekers. It was my first real attempt at creating passive income beyond Google Adsense. While I had surveyed my audience to understand their needs, I still had many self-limiting doubts on how I was going to pull this off. Some of […]

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How to Create Guiding Principles to Design a Life and Work You Love

Back in early 2010, I quickly became overwhelmed. I was figuring out how to earn money blogging while still having a day job. I saw a new opportunity to make money so I went for it. The worse thing happened next. It was a huge success.  I was not prepared for how I was going […]

How to create guiding principles for your life and work

How to Immediately Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life

Have you ever started a project at home which led to another project and then another? Before you knew it, you had an endless sea of home projects all going on at once. Why am I telling you all this? Because that’s been my summer. We’ve been involved in doing many, many projects at home […]

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Stop Trying to Be a More Disciplined Person [Podcast]

There’s a lie out there I want to tackle today, and the lie, the myth is this; that a successful person is a disciplined person, who leads a very disciplined life. Is that true? Many times we get discouraged when: we’re not as disciplined as other people appear to be when we’re not productive from […]

Stop Trying to Live a More Disciplined life

What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Passion [Podcast]

What do I do if I’ve lost my passion? Maybe that’s your question today. What do you do if you’ve lost the joy, passion, and zest for life? Maybe someone close to you has lost their passion. Maybe your husband has lost his passion. Maybe he lost his job recently and he’s just tired of looking […]

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A Simple Guide to Indexing the Kindle Books You Read for Evernote

I received a ton of positive feedback on my recent post A Simple Guide to Indexing the Books You Read for Evernote. I believe in the art of preparing. You never know when your next opportunity might show up. By indexing and capturing the inspiring stories and quotes you read, you’ll be ready for that […]

A simple guide for indexing the kindle books you read for Evernote

039: What to Do When Luck Finally Comes Your Way [Podcast]

A series of unfortunate events. It’s more than a children’s novel. Maybe it describes how life has been going for you? Then, unexpected luck. It blindsides you. Renews your hope. Revives your spirit. Today, we will dive into Chapter 4 of the new book I’m writing called The Gift – What You Have That the Richest […]

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The Hope Quotient – Measure it. Raise it. You’ll Never Be the Same. (Thomas Nelson, 2014)

Why are some people more effective than other people? Why do some enjoy life while others endure life? Why do some soar while others sink? These are the questions that Ray Johnston answers in his new book The Hope Quotient.

The author makes the case that the one contributing factor that makes all of the difference is not your IQ or your EQ, but your HQ. The HQ is your Hope Quotient.

The book goes on to outline 7 factors that raise your hope quotient. These 7 factors have nothing to do with your smarts or what you inherited from your parents. These 7 factors can be developed and nurtured by anyone.

  1. Recharge your batteries
  2. Raise your expectations
  3. Refocus on the future
  4. Play to your strengths
  5. Refuse to go it alone
  6. Replace burnout with balance
  7. Play great defense

Question: How do you develop inner strength and hope?

A 30 Day Guide on How to Launch a Mastermind Group [PDF]

Total isolation. That’s how I felt at the beginning of 2013. I had left a successful career as an Executive Search Consultant to pursue my passion for blogging. I went from spending the majority of my work day connecting with people to isolation in my home office. At first, this was a welcomed break. Less […]

How to Launch a mastermind group