Inspiration

"Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy." - Nora Roberts

From Frustration to Joy – Learning to Thrive in the Time of COVID-19

As the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reality of the disruptions to daily life began to settle in, like most of you I experienced a range of emotions, mostly negative: Frustration – I had planned to devote my year to following my joy compass, but a bunch of the things I had planned …

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"When you believe in yourself, you have 100% of the people you need on your side." - Anima Vitam

Believing in Yourself and Your Dream When No One Else Does – Part 1: Protecting Yourself from the Dream Crushers

Have you ever had a dream or an idea that lit you up inside? Something that caused excitement to bubble up inside you like a spring of clear, fresh water? Something that brought a smile to your face and gave you the warm fuzzies? Something that made you feel like you had finally discovered what …

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“Winning the world title validated this truth: If you want something badly enough – if the desire dwells deep in your bones, and you are committed to facing any obstacle with tenacity, and courage – you will prevail. I am living proof of this beautiful, abiding truth.” - Siri Lindley

Profiles in Excellence: Siri Lindley

I first learned about Siri Lindley when she was interviewed by Tony Robbins on his podcast. To be a featured guest on his show tells you this woman must be exceptional in some way, and she doesn’t disappoint.   Lindley is a former professional triathlete with an impressive list of accomplishments: 2001 International Triathlon Union (ITU) …

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"I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it." - Kobe Bryant

Clearing Mental Clutter: Overcoming Self Doubt

I’m a world-class procrastinator. No kidding. If they ever make procrastination an Olympic event, I could be on the podium. Maybe not gold, but at least silver or bronze. I’m that good. Unfortunately, there’s not much of a demand for world-class procrastinators, so I’ve been trying to kick the habit. When I started to analyze …

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

Everyday Excellence: Interview with Personal Development Coach Lucy Smith

  In my last post, we took a look at the life of rock legend Bruce Springsteen, some of the specific ways he demonstrated the principles of excellence throughout his rise to success, and lessons that we can take away and apply to our own journeys. But, one of the themes of my blog is …

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