Self-Discipline

Important Soft Skill to Always Work On

Communicating effectively is the #1 soft skill we all need to develop and continue to work on throughout our lives.  Communication runs our life.  And there is all kinds of communication – written, spoken, unspoken. I have a quote I use all the time: “Communication IS the relationship.”  Below is an article about why communication is not going away. As the… Read more →

Overinvesting vs. Underinvesting our Most Valuable Resource

Brian Kight has some great thoughts and blogs.  I love his work.  I particularly loved his blog below on investing in what truly matters.  I have been thinking about this idea from a Fantastic Life perspective.  Here are some thoughts: 1.  First, I believe we cannot over-invest in our biggest goals. {Click to Tweet} To that point, on my top… Read more →

Self-Care is a Discipline.

18 months ago, I spent a day at Forward Tilt (www.forwardtilt.com)  with Dr. Mark Rowe learning about his program “Prescription for Happiness”.  During his talk that day, one key statement he made several times was “self-care is not selfish care”.  Today, I want to add some thoughts that complement Dr. Rowe’s mantra. Tami Forman, the author of the below article… Read more →

Motivate Daily

You all know I am a committed goal setter.  More importantly, I track my daily actions and my highest priorities.  Finally, I am a milestone tracker. Tracking what is important allows you to know if you are doing what you say you are and if you are getting wins. Here are three simple takeaways from the article below that talks… Read more →

The Differences Between Amateurs and Professionals

  Over the last few years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about the difference between amateurs and professionals. Professionals and amateurs vary on how they apply themselves to the world around them.  Here are some differences. Amateurs: a-stop when they achieve something b-focus on being right c-blame others Professionals: a-have a process b-see failure as part of… Read more →