The Gift of Under-Scheduling

While studying to be a Chemical Engineer, I had to learn the fine art of time management.  It was easy to get overwhelmed with homework, papers, quizzes and exams and I needed to learn how to budget my time, chop big projects up into small pieces and hammer through my to do list. Fast forward…

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The Zero Progress Thought

I have become much more aware of the effect of my thinking on my outcomes in life.  I am a subscriber to Mike Dooley’s daily “Messages from the Universe.”   Some are game changers for me, some spark new thinking, some are funny and some just don’t resonate.   One of the more recent installments was…

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Just Do It Versus Just Rethink It

Have you ever really, really wanted to accomplish something in your life, but just can’t make it happen?  Did you think to yourself, “If I just try harder and do more I’ll get there!” This was the premise of Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan coined in 1988 and it continues to be a focus of…

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3 Positive Money Mindsets for Entrepreneurs

In a previous post I discussed a systematic process to overcome deeply negative thinking.  Eventually, you’ll learn to flip those negative thoughts; and in this post I’d like to share with you the most productive money mindsets I have developed that help me in life and in business. Mindset #1 – It’s OK to Run…

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Overcoming Deeply Negative Thinking

In a previous post, I discussed one approach to releasing deeply embedded negative thoughts, whether they are related to money or any other topic that has had you feeling stuck for months or years. This post discusses a second approach, based on a coaching model originally developed by Brooke Castillo that I previously introduced here.  …

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Use Acceptance to Release 'Sticky' Negative Thinking

Sometimes in life, you reach a crossroads when your old rules stop working.  A common one that many people experience is your 40 year old body can’t eat and process what your 20 year old body used to and you end up gaining weight, developing health issues or just feeling crappy all the time.   And…

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Why Can’t I Change These Money Thoughts?

You are starting to deeply dislike (OK, let’s face it – absolutely loathe!) your corporate job.  You’ve been at it for ten years and your dissatisfaction continues to increase with each passing month. The endless meetings, unreasonable deadlines and ever-present politics are slowly driving you crazy! For the last few years now, you’ve dreamed about…

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Your Circumstances Don’t Create Your Results

My first exposure to the essence of this concept was over ten years ago now; and yet, I’m still on the journey to fully embrace it.  It was back when Stacy and I started listening to some Mike Dooley audiobooks and his notion that, “Thoughts become things.”   It was initially very hard for me to…

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Your Money Thoughts Drive Your Business Results

You know you need to invest more in your business, but you worry your clients will leave if you raise prices to cover the new expense. You’re buried up to your eyeballs in work and your husband and kids hardly know you anymore, but you still haven’t hired help. You missed your profitability target last…

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Money Thoughts from a Recovering Manifester

There have been many books written on manifesting, particularly on the subject of money.  These include Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich], published in 1937, and Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret from 2006.    And perhaps one of the most well-documented examples of money manifestation is Jim Carey’s decision in 1985 to write himself a check for $10 million dollars, payable ten years in the…

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