Design everything you do

May 19 2019    Tags: , , , ,

“During my first internship out of college, Stella Lai gave me this tip and it has been the best professional advice I ever received. Try to practice this tip as literally as possible. The obvious areas are how you dress and how your house/apartment/room is organized. I… More...

If you can communicate your ideas, you can get anything done

Are your communication skills holding you back? Make it a priority and set goals to improve.

Register for this free online course on Public Speaking (class starts July 2), or… More...

Greatest hits

442 posts published since 2012. Here are the top 12 most visited:

  1. 12 questions to turn small talk into real talk
  2. 5 rules of… More...

Who is glamorous?

Glamour isn’t limited to the rich or famous. And it certainly isn’t restricted to fashion, the latest gadgets, jet-setters, or a particular brand of car.

In fact, glamour is essential to attracting what you want, both in business and in life. Infusing your life with glamour brings more serendipity, more passion, and a lot more… More...

Behind the scenes

April 17 2019    Tags: , , , , , ,

Most people don’t see the hours of practice, the nights of silence, the thinking, the planning, the frustrations, the worrying, the sacrifice.

They see only a snapshot: A product, a final cut, a performance, the last edit.

True artists know that the work is rarely finished. It’s back to the drawing board…. More...

Add magic

April 06 2019    Tags: , , , , , ,

Instead of focusing on what is wrong or needs to change in your life, add something. Look for ways to fill your life with magic.

Once a day, once a week, even once a month, incorporate something that inspires you: A song that brings you… More...

Fight fire with water

Stop fighting and relax. Instead of trying to confront obstacles head on, look for ease. Can you infuse confrontations with love? Bring fluidity into challenging situations? Maybe you feel stuck. Sometimes desired outcomes happen as a result of less effort, not more.

When you’re feeling the heat at work or at home, weave cool and… More...

The difference between an amateur and a professional

An amateur hopes a goal will happen. The professional sets a goal then works backwards.

An amateur cuts with words. Professionals look for ways to raise their own game while lifting others alongside them.

An amateur relies on hope. The professional acts and demonstrates results.

The amateur… More...

Where’s the leak?

January 24 2019    Tags: , , , , ,

If find your concentration veering or feel easily distracted, your efforts are probably not fully focused. Without directing your power, the goals you have set for yourself will remain just that – goals, with no clear outcome.

It is worth tracking your thoughts and daily activities to see where your energy “leaks” are. Scheduling your routine accordingly can help you counter those moments in… More...

Your daily dose

January 11 2019    Tags: , , ,

Choose wisely:

  • water
  • tea
  • coffee
  • sunshine
  • yoga
  • walks
  • ocean
  • mountains
  • fields
  • flowers
  • cloud watching
  • star gazing
  • sunset savoring
  • sunrise chasing
  • writing
  • journaling
  • weightlifting
  • running
  • cycling
  • multivitamins
  • movie theaters
  • bookstores
  • libraries
  • laughter
  • family
  • friends
  • dogs
  • cats
  • horses
  • lunch dates
  • coffee dates
  • phone calls
  • handwritten letters
  • Skype sessions
  • farmers markets
  • newspapers
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • gratitude
  • Netflix
  • wine
  • chocolate
  • naps
  • painting
  • drawing
  • building
  • dreaming
  • planning
  • driving
  • singing
  • listening
  • talking
  • giving
  • receiving
  • surprises
  • candles
  • love notes
  • playlists
  • music
  • Podcasts
  • quiet
  • reflection
  • meditation
  • prayer

Take as needed.

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