Category Archives: Motivation

When There Is No Deadline

I frequently hear people say that they work well under pressure. As a deadline nears, they kick into gear and “get it done,” often in the final hours. Unfortunately, many of the things we wish to do in life don’t come with deadlines. Pursuits that fall into this category include: Getting into shape Organizing a

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Where Is The Finish Line?

Sports analogies are a popular public speaking tool. Everyone from preachers to teachers to motivators use them. One sports analogy I hear quite commonly is one about “running the race.” This is a useful image for discussing the challenges of training, ferocity of competition and need for cultivating tenacity. Since most of us have either

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When You Just Don’t Feel Jolly

  The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone feels happy and warm and joyful, right? Well, maybe not everyone. For a variety of reasons, many people struggle to feel festive in December. Common causes of downheartedness include: Missing a loved one who has passed away Struggling with a recent divorce

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The Myth of Self Sufficiency

If you are a follower of mine, you know that many of my posts are about strategies and techniques for managing your time, space and belongings to improve your quality of life. In most situations, there are steps you can take to bring about positive change. It might surprise you, therefore, to know that I

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Frightful Tendencies that interfere with success

5 “Frightful” Foes

Life can be challenging. In spite of hard work and conscientious preparation, any given day can usher in unexpected challenges, difficult responsibilities and disappointing developments. For example: a child wakes up with a fever on a day you had something important to accomplish a critical meeting attendee cancels at the last minute and can’t easily reschedule

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