39 posts categorized "Affirmations, Mindset, Life Coach" Feed

In previous posts, I discussed Why Resolutions Don't Work and Model that Does and How to Celebrate Your Successes. In this post, I want to introduce a simple and effective model to take action TOWARD what you want to accomplish this year while also letting go of anything that no longer serves you. It's called START-STOP-CONTINUE. Ask yourself and then write down the answers to these 3 questions: What would you like to START doing the year? What do you want to STOP doing? What are you going to CONTINUE doing? Create a Start-Stop-Continue for your business and personal life.... Read more →


As you fine-tune your goals and your business plan for a successful new year, take some time to look back on the previous year with a focus on the positives. Conduct a review of the previous year by writing down every success, win, and positive thing that you experienced - both big and small. Read more →


Today, I am grateful for..... A powerful and simple daily practice to help us stay in the present moment, be mindful and happy is to ask and answer this question each day. Practicing gratitude daily creates awareness and appreciation for what we do have. It gives us perspective. Taking it a step further... record it daily in a journal or your calendar. Keep a digital journal or diary...there are plenty of APPS for that! Just search journal or diary in the APP store. Here are two I recommend checking out: Journal for Evernote Day One A Gratitude Journal is an... Read more →


As another year comes to a close and we take some time to reflect, refocus and retool for the new year... I encourage everyone to "Level Up" ... credit to Kuba for this turn of phrase:) What follows is a potpourri of ideas, posts, exercises to assist you on your journey to Leveling Up in 2014! I saw this on the Holstee Manifesto blog and just loved the simplicity of it: If you’d like to reflect on the year with us, here are some suggestions: writing a simple timeline from January to December to list major events month by month,... Read more →


Cultivating and Practicing Gratitude

Today, I am grateful for..... A powerful and simple daily practice to help us stay in the present moment, be mindful and happy is to ask and answer this question at the end of each day. Practicing gratitude daily creates awareness and appreciation for what we do have. It gives us perspective. Taking it a step further... record it daily in a journal or your calendar. For you mobile device lovers...there are plenty of APPS for that! Just search journal, diary in the APP store. Here are two I recommend checking out: Journal for Evernote Day One Here some other... Read more →


Joining or starting a Mastermind Group is a powerful, creative and supportive strategy to implement for your business and personal development. One such group is a powerful Mastermind success story for five Las Vegas Realtors whose group "No Excuses" meets every Wednesday without fail. No Excuses founders Mark Sivek and Linda Stegall started the group in 2004. Three other Realty ONE Group real estate agents round out the group of five: Joan Brooks, Lori Wayne and Susan Brock. No Excuses' mission statement is local agents supporting local businesses and the Las Vegas economy. The group meets every Wednesday to either... Read more →


I am huge fan of Mike Dooley's site www.TUT.com ( Totally Unique Thoughts) and the daily, inspirational "Note from the Universe". Here's the note from 12/31/10 - just wanted to share it and recommend TUT.com as a great resource. As the new year begins, now's a great time to: 1. Wipe the slate clean. 2. Focus upon what you really want. 3. Chart your course. Right? Well... only if you want to risk having to repeat these steps for the same wishes next year! Maybe this is splitting hairs, but here's an adventurous alternative: 1. Give thanks that life is...... Read more →


2009 Year in Review - A Year of Change & Adjustment

For me, 2009 was all about change and adjusting to that change. Personally, I made a major career change in July when I resigned as General Manager at Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS to pursue my passion for coaching and training on my own. Many people thought I was out of my mind to leave the security of a great position in a successful company in the middle of the worst economic downturn and recession since the Great Depression. It was the best decision for me and at a perfect time. I am happy to be doing what I talked about... Read more →


Remembering 9-11-2001 and September National Day of Service

As I watch the Today Show's re-broadcast of the 9-11 events as they unfolded, I am reliving that surreal and shocking moment in my life in 2001. I was on vacation with my family in Florida. We were getting ready to go play a round of golf and we saw the Today Show's live reporting of one of the World Trade Center towers on fire, smoke billowing out from the side and top. As Katie Couric and Matt Lauer interviewed eye-witnesses and attempted to sort out the details, we watched on live TV as the second commercial jet flew into... Read more →


I remember my sister, Loreen, sharing an amazing story of courage, teamwork and perseverance last year. Loreen is a breast cancer survivor who just got her 5 year checkup and is cancer-free! In fact, my two other sisters and I just returned from a trip to NYC as she went through two grueling days of tests, scans, and more tests at the amazing Memorial Sloan-Kettering complex of facilities. Loreen is a graduate of the General Seminary of the Episcopal Church and is now living in Tampa, FL about to work as a Chaplain at the Tampa VA hospital. Check out... Read more →


La Vita Italiana!... Enjoying the Italian Life for 10 Wonderful Days

Just returned from a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation visiting Verna, Florence and Venice Italy. Below are some videos my sister, Loreen (visit her website www.frompaintopeace.com) and I put together from the over 500 photos we took. If you are interested - you can view our Italy pics at Flickr Observations on the life Italian... well-dressed, you can spot the tourists (mainly Americans) by the jeans (also the younger Italian generation); walking, bicycles, mopeds, smaller "Smart" cars; more smokers; don't see many overweight Italians!; really know how to enjoy a meal; things close down between 12:30 and 3:30 in most towns... Read more →


Lawrence “Sam” Wilson III 1972-2008 At Prudential Americana Group Realtors, we recently lost a friend and co-worker. Sam Wilson was a bright, shining light who touched everyone in such a positive way. He was the embodiment of dedication, hard-work, determination and devotion. Sam's sudden and unexpected passing leaves us all to reflect on what is really important in our individual lives. For he truly lived his life with passion, enjoying the moment and letting those around him know (especially his beloved family) how important and special they really are. Sam will be truly missed. Sam's example reminds us to ....... Read more →


Here are 5 Agreements that if you truly comprehend, accept and live by can dramatically change your life! The agreements are taken from 2 outstanding and highly recommended books: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle 1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do... Read more →


4 Questions for Maximum Productivity - Focus on Results

Are you focusing on what you want or do you find yourself stuck in the negative trap and putting energy on what you don't have? The following information is adapted from Brian Tracy's abundant material on the subject of productivity and performance. I recently revisited and read these Brian Tracy Books: Eat That Frog - 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Focal Point - A Proven System to Simply Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve all your Goals Maximum Achievement - Strategies and Skills that will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed Tracy... Read more →


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie In her best selling book "Simple Abundance - A Day Book of Comfort and Joy ", Sarah Ban Breathnach takes the reader on a daily inspirational and transformational journey toward self-discovery and awareness weaving these 6 major themes... Read more →


Visit TED.com - Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers

I discovered this amazing website today... TED - Ideas Worth Spreading. About TED - from their website: "TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. TED is devoted to giving millions of knowledge-seekers around the globe direct access to the world's greatest thinkers and teachers. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free.... Read more →


Real Estate Affirmations for a Successful Career

Here are some real estate affirmations to consider adopting or adapting as desired and applicable for you individually: 1. Success Keys: I must think successful and act successful to be successful! 2. Professional Value: The real estate commissions I receive are not just a reward for having a real estate license; they are payment for providing valuable professional services. 3. Real Work: I do not avoid difficult tasks and uncomfortable situations. I get paid well for doing the things that unsuccessful people won’t do or can’t do. 4. Enthusiasm and Confidence: I do not think, talk or act negatively about... Read more →


The Power of Affirmations

I was talking to a friend yesterday about the power of affirmations. She shared one of hers with me: “Make decisions based on where you are going instead of where you are.” It reminded me of my NLP Coach training. One of the many things my trainers, Tad & Adriana James, discussed was how so many people focus on what they don’t want rather that what they really want. They also introduced this powerful equation: C > E and this key question – “What side of the equation are you on…CAUSE or EFFECT? Do you take 100% responsibility for your... Read more →