Archives for April 2011

Your Boundary is Your Invisible Self-Monitoring Tool

There are a variety of tools available to keep you on track such as budgets, time management, journals and vision boards. And, like the other tools you avail yourself of to stay on track and reach your goals, you can also use your invisible self-monitoring tool to create strong boundaries that protect you from time stealers, energy drainers and negativity. I’m sure you wouldn’t allow guests in your home to trample on your furniture, paint on your walls or deface your property in some other way. Yet, many times, we unwittingly invite people to disrespect our boundaries by leaving a trail of negativity in their wake. For example: The “friend” who does not listen to you or value your opinions People who infringe on your time … [Read more...]

A Vision Board to Create the Life You Want

If you're anything like me, the book, "The Secret" gave me my first glimpse of a vision board.  And, like a lot of people, I thought if I cut out some pictures and quotes from magazines, put them up where I could see them everyday then magically I would attract what I wanted. Wrong! Your vision board is much more than just a hodge podge collection of images.  It's an easy to use tool that helps you manifest your deepest desires.  You simply collect vivid images, inspiring quotes and positive affirmations. You then place them on a poster board where you can see them everyday.  But what's most overlooked and a vital part of creating your vision is the "feelings" you attach to the images. For example, you may be holding a vision for a … [Read more...]

How to Deal With Disappointment – Learn From It

Just about the time I started the draft for my book, developing a new product and feeling pretty good about the way things were shaping up, out of the blue a zinger hit me! Things just didn't turn out the way I had planned. I was disappointed and my confidence level plummeted. I could have easily taken refuge under the covers, never to emerge again from my self-imposed exile into inertia. And, literally, I did retreat to the safety of my bed for a while.  I was unmotivated and ready to throw in the towel. One day as I sat at my desk mindlessly shuffling a stack of papers, I was lifted out of my fog by one of my favorite vocalists, Diana Krall, belting out "Pick Yourself Up and Start All Over Again" on the radio: Nothings impossible I … [Read more...]