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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Do This One Thing If You Want To Be The Hero In Your Story

Wherever you find yourself today- in love with life, stuck in a rut, or pushing a boulder uphill- I want to remind you that you are deeply loved, infinitely valuable, and absolutely alive for a purpose. Whether someone has told you lately or not, your presence matters. Your contribution matters. Your struggle matters. Your story matters. I wouldn’t keep writing here week after week if weren’t...

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Some Small Things You Don’t Do- If You Want A Big Life

I used to think BIG changes happened in BIG chunks. Since I didn’t have BIG chunks of… time, money, smarts or self-confidence… I placated myself by saying, “Big changes are overrated. I’m fine without them.” Secretly, I’d see someone else experiencing a “big change” I wanted in my own life and turn all green and grinchy inside. I would continually make excuses as to why other...

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Friday, February 26, 2016

So You’re Frustrated? That’s Fantastic. Learn Why Now.

Are you feeling frustrated in some are of your life? Restless? Anxious? Unsettled? Dissatisfied? That’s so awesome! I’m super excited for you! (Wait. Did she just say she was excited for me? What the?) Yes. I did. And please don’t leave until I tell you why. Frustration is a prompt. A pre-cursor. A sign. A signal. A cue… that something...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Why You Can Commit To Living An Awesome Life

If you would have been sitting there with me all those times, you would have seen it, too. Simply amazing… The transformation- her body from damaged to redeemed; his heart from cowardly to courageous; her soul from shame-wrought to worthiness; his thoughts from suicidal to sound; her faith from deep doubt to total trust; his life from panicked to peaceful; her journey from captivity to freedom; his parenting from neglected to connected; her...

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Friday, January 22, 2016

How To Stop Worrying and Start Winning in Life

Take a moment to consider your day. Has your stomach churned? Your heart raced? Have your shoulders seized up like there’s an orangutan on your back? That full body clench that comes from clutching the hot wire of worry. Yuck. I get it. AND… Worry doesn’t move your life along. It just keeps you stuck. Imagine your favorite vehicle, decked out and detailed. You’re cruising along,...

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Friday, December 18, 2015

10 Questions For The Best Year Ever

You’ve probably been focused on everyone else this holiday season. You’re stretched wide and worn thin. You just need to get through the next two weeks, then breath before 2016 rolls in. I get it. This time of year can be difficult and overwhelming. It brings a mixed bag of joy and dread, anticipation and anxiety. Why? Because piled on...

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

4 Ways To Strengthen Your Decision-Making Mojo

Does it seem, no matter how carefully you try to make good decisions, chaos and stress soar? Does it get worse during the holiday season as you strive to buy, go, and do even more? Why making good decisions seems difficult. We have more choices than any culture at any time in history. We are bombarded with alternatives every second. As a...

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Life-Changing Lesson 20-Year Old Boys Can Teach Us

I’m an Arkansas Razorback college football fan. With coaching scandals and gut wrenching fourth quarter losses, it’s not been easy for the Hogs the last several seasons. They have endured constant criticism on and off the field. Even their truest fans have largely detached and doubted positive outcomes were possible anymore. And last night looked to be another excruciating loss...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

What To Do When It Feels Like You’re Sitting on Zero

Earlier this year, I was preparing to put my purpose program into the world. A coaching friend in Mexico suggested I submit it to a large online publishing company. “Have you heard of them?” she asked. “They publish and promote personal development programs to a huge audience. You should try to get in!” I appreciated her enthusiasm but said, “I don’t...

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

How We Choose To See Change

I walked two blocks from my office door to the cafe. I ordered some oatmeal and a latte “to go” from the barista who smelled like patchouli. I sat down at a small table near the display cooler where the white wine stays chilled. I sat up straight, closed my eyes, and simply listened to the noise around me- a...

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