I remember researching “enlightenment” at 14 years old. I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for, but I knew that something inside me sought answers. I wanted to learn about life and intention. Little did I know it would be the experiences throughout the next decade that would teach me the all-too-important lessons a book never could.
To say the last several years had their share of ups and downs would be a slight understatement. It hasn’t been an easy journey… yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My quest for greatness begins with what I strive for in life: authenticity, integrity and purpose.
Authenticity (def): the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures.
Perfect. How often do we hear that? Perfection was so important to me; it caused me to abandon my … Read More »
The human mind works in incredible ways. If you have never read the following quote before, I recommend committing it to memory:
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
Destiny begins with a single thought. I understand it may seem a little crazy but try to keep an open mind as we explore this topic. If you are constantly thinking negative thoughts and sending that energy out to the universe, it will become your destiny. If your thoughts consist of doubts or worry about money, you will continue to struggle in your current financial situation. If you dwell on the pain of the past, you are willfully inviting that pain into your future.
Do you know someone who always … Read More »
As a client stepped foot in the gym yesterday, I felt his energy before a word was spoken between us. Unlike his typical timely arrival, he was running a few minutes behind and carrying the weight of the day in his body and mind. His posture and facial expression radiated a sense of stress and worry. We started the workout and I noticed his frustration build as he had difficulty completing basic movement patterns correctly, an easy task for him on any other day. His A-type personality would not allow these mistakes and I saw him getting frustrated for being frustrated.
“My boss pissed me off, today’s been a mess and only getting worse and now I don’t have enough time for my full workout!” he mumbled as he lackadaisically moved through the warm-up. I knew I needed to say … Read More »
A few months ago I had the opportunity to lead a seminar educating college freshmen and sophomores on the importance of setting goals. It came as a shock to me when I asked how many of them were ever introduced to “SMART” goals or a vision board; less than 5% even knew what they were. I had only an hour with each group of 20 individuals so I needed my information to be relevant and compelling. I wanted each participant to walk away with an action plan. After all, knowledge without action is just the passage of time.
I focused on how it is essential for a purposeful life to maintain goals (written goals specifically), develop a strategic plan for these goals, and always strive for self-improvement.
I introduced the topic with a study done at Yale University in 1953 that polled … Read More »