Preparation is Key When There’s Trouble on the Horizon

Preparation helps, no matter what is headed your way. And here in New Hampshire, we’ve got a big snowstorm coming. Weather is, at once, predictable and unpredictable. And snowstorms are a very good example. Depending on how things play out, we might wake up to a beautiful winter wonderland tomorrow, or we might experience power…

Small Steps Help With All Your Goals in the New Year

There’s no better time than the New Year for a quick reminder that small steps really work. Indeed, planning, implementing, and then sustaining your success strategies is a process. This is true whether we’re talking about small or large goals. You have to first identify and visualize them. Then you build and maintain your momentum…

Preparation Up Front — Your Powerful Everyday Stress Reliever

Preparation relieves everyday stress by enhancing your flexibility. Knowing that you’re ready for anything is powerful. It means you don’t have to scramble when something unexpected comes up. And up front preparation doesn’t just reduce stress. It also enhances your ability to focus, making you that much more efficient and effective in each moment. And…

Time Marches On, and So Do We

‘Time marches on’ may sound like a cliché, but it is undeniably true. It’s a fact that many of us don’t think about until a birthday arrives, or we move from the old year to the new. But the reality is that the passage of time is something that we all experience and observe, for as long…

Childhood Roots of Perfectionism — Find Them and Find Your Freedom

If you go back and explore your history, you may well discover your childhood roots of perfectionism. Indeed, perfectionism often takes hold in early childhood. And the earlier it starts, the deeper and more entangled are its roots. In previous posts, we’ve explored the challenges presented by perfectionism. So, now, I invite you to build on what you’ve…

Set Yourself Free from Perfectionism with These Timely Tips

When you’re free from perfectionism you have access to more energy than you might have ever known you had. So, where’s the key to that freedom? How can you give yourself this gift? Well, in a previous post about the dangers of perfectionism I shared some thoughts about the ways that it poisons your moments. And when you…

Stalled and Stuck? The ‘5-More-Rule’ Gets You Moving Again

When you’ve stalled and your project is stuck, it feels just awful. Stress rises and creative ideas are suddenly elusive. You need to keep moving to accomplish your goals.  But how often do you feel drained and guilty because your energy has abandoned you and your projects have come to a grinding halt? Stalled projects…