Allowing authenticity

In authenticity, you will find great value. So how do you allow your authentic self to come forward? Examine what you fear about letting yourself be yourself. Are you afraid that you’ll appear foolish, or that you won’t be accepted, or that you’ll be humiliated? Those are all fears that revolve around what other people [Read More...]

Joyful effort

Effort often gets a bad reputation. Too many people assume that effort is something to be avoided. Self-help programs promise to reveal the secrets of “effortless success” as if that’s something to be desired. There’s a whole get-rich-quick industry built on selling the concept of making loads of money without doing much work. Millions of [Read More...]

The blue button

Imagine sitting at a console with two buttons in front of you. One of the buttons is blue and one is yellow. Every time you push the blue button, it moves your life positively forward. Every time you push the yellow button, nothing happens. If you were faced with such a situation, which button would [Read More...]

I don’t know

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about. – Solomon Short I called my bank the other day with an obscure and complicated, but very important question. After I carefully and patiently explained my concern, the customer service agent gave me an answer. It was not the answer I was looking for, [Read More...]

A dream that’s worthy of your persistence

Every success story is a story of persistence. Certainly many other qualities are often associated with success, things such as talent, innovation, faith, and discipline. Yet without the persistence to see it through to the end, those other things are irrelevant. Persistence is a simple concept. Just keep going no matter what. But there’s a [Read More...]

Now is when

Now is when possibilities are fulfilled. Now is when momentum is created. Now is when thoughts and efforts can make a difference. The past is a memory, so regrets have no meaning. The future is not here, so worries have no purpose. All that truly is, is now. Experience is now. Feeling is now. Love [Read More...]

Moderation and patience

It makes sense that gratitude gets us in tune with life’s abundance. After all, the more thankful we are for the good things we already have, the more good things we’ll find coming our way. Just as important as gratitude are moderation and patience. Being thankful supports the abundance of the present from a past [Read More...]

Be amazed

Life is amazing. So as often as possible, be amazed. Even the smallest little grains of life are amazing. And if you look more closely, you’ll find much, much more to amaze you. Life is so consistently and overwhelmingly amazing that it’s easy to get used to that amazement. It’s a good problem to have, [Read More...]

Beyond limiting beliefs

Limiting beliefs will stop you cold and hold you back. So how to get beyond them? Here are some proven techniques. Action Take action, any kind of action that will be effective and get something accomplished. Even if it’s only something small you accomplish, every time you create value, you remind yourself of your own [Read More...]

The power of imagination

Imagination, by its very nature, feeds on itself. One imaginative thought serves to pull another related thought out of you. Then the two combine to spur on yet another thought, and another, in an ever-increasing cascade flowing from… from where? Where does imagination come from? It comes from you. It comes from the essence of [Read More...]