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 […]
It often comes out of nowhere. It will surprise you. It’s one of those moments that require a smack to the forehead. It should have been obvious, yet it wasn’t. It shouldn’t be this simple, yet it is. It’s an aha moment. We call it a “Mastermind Moment.” These special moments come from community. The […]
No one likes the feeling of being stuck, yet each of us have been there. You’re in a fog. A string of cloudy days one after another. Then, it happens. A thought, comment, or suggestion sparks an idea. The fog begins to lift and for the first time in awhile clarity comes to visit. I […]
Are you a starter or a finisher? Are you a builder or a maintainer (not even sure if that is a word)? I love to start things. I love to run with new ideas because it seems more exciting than what I’m currently working on. However, over time you will become overwhelmed with the “pot […]
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 […]
Are you failing to start? Are you sitting on the sidelines waiting for permission to get in the game? Well, can I infuse a truth into your life today? You’ll never be fully ready. The only solution is to start before you’re ready. I know that’s painful to hear. I know that means you may […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How often do you complain about others to others? How often do you complain to yourself about your day, your life or your circumstances? Probably way more often than you realize. I want to offer you a 7 day challenge that can change your life. It’s called the “No Complaining 7 Day Challenge.” I want […]
After a week of vacation, I thought I was ready to get back to work. I was very intentional on unplugging during my time away. I made sure work did not follow me on vacation. My only plan was to do some reading and spend time with my family. Why then was it so hard […]
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 […]
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.
Recharge your batteries
Raise your expectations
Refocus on the future
Play to your strengths
Refuse to go it alone
Replace burnout with balance
Play great defense
Question: How do you develop inner strength and hope?
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 […]
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