Category Archives: Business & Leadership

3 Steps To Overcoming Smallness

There is a time and a place for nurturing the “little guy” inside of you,  and we all need that balance, that protection, and that sense of peace and comfort every day. We need to be able to come and go to that sanctuary of comfort and security, but we can’t succeed in living our dreams if we stay there in that place of smallness and never leave. little At times, all people feel stuck in their smallness, and struggle to overcome those feelings. What makes the difference between those who stay stuck, and those who rise to greatness? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple approach to rising up to our potential?  Turns out, there is.

The first step in overcoming smallness is advice you may have received from your mother growing up Continue reading 3 Steps To Overcoming Smallness

What’s Your Story?

We all love to tell our story. There’s even a popular country song by Toby Keith that admits,

“I wanna talk about me, wanna talk about I, wanna talk about number one, Oh my, me, my, what I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see…”

 

People love to talk about themselves, and tell their own stories. wordmap of storyBut do others enjoy hearing our stories as much as we love telling them?  What’s more, what are the stories we tell ourselves, and are they different from the versions others tell about us?  Take a moment right now and consider what stories you tell yourself about yourself?

The stories we tell ourselves affect our Continue reading What’s Your Story?

Create Your Space

There is something extraordinary about having a space to call your own, a space that “speaks” to your spirit, that makes you happy, and sparks your creativity. We all want to have a space that’s “ours.”

photo of arborA great example of how early in life we desire a place of our own is in the story of a mother who was washing dishes and realized she hadn’t heard her toddler playing lately. She dried her hands and headed toward the play area to check on her little girl. The toddler was nowhere to be found. Frantically the mother started searching the house, and then the yard, calling the little girl’s name. She called the neighbors, and then her husband at work, and then the police in a panic. A police dog, enlisted in the search, kept barking at the hall closet near the front door to the house, and the police began to be suspicious that there were Continue reading Create Your Space

The Triad of Change-Part 3 of 3

So far in our series on the Triad of Change, we discovered that the first part of the triad is focus (what you think about) and the second part is language or communication (what you say to yourself or allow others to say to you). Napoleon Hill QuoteAs Napoleon Hill once said, “Be on guard at the door of your mind and be careful what you allow inside.” In this article we will reveal the third Continue reading The Triad of Change-Part 3 of 3

The Triad of Change-Part 2 of 3

The first part of the Triad of Change we looked at our focus, or what we focus on.  To obtain lasting change, we have to focus on (think about) things that are positive, rather than obsessing over negative things and the past. If you are always looking back at the past, you will stumble moving forward. Try walking while looking constantly behind you, and you will soon stumble or run into something. Image of Triad triangleWhatever we think about or focus on is what we will become. So to make changes in your life, you have to first change that on which you constantly focus. If you focus on the fact that the last 3 times you applied for a promotion at work you were denied, your brain and body will respond negatively, and jeopardize your future chances of promotion, like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Don’t focus on the past, focus on the possible. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says in the title of his bestselling book, “Change your thoughts, change your life.”

The second part of the Triad of Change is Continue reading The Triad of Change-Part 2 of 3

The Triad of Change-Part 1 of 3

We all have some area of our life that we would like to change, but sometimes it can feel impossible to create change that lasts. Most of us dislike change, and have a negative association with it in our minds. But change is necessary to success, and critical to growth. Without change, we become stagnant and stagnation leads to death.

Quote from Bob ProctorMaybe you want to lose weight and finally get physically fit. Maybe you want to be completely debt-free, and financially independent. Or perhaps you just want a promotion at work, or a better relationship with a family member. Regardless of the type of change you desire, there are three components to creating permanent, lasting change Continue reading The Triad of Change-Part 1 of 3