• Business,  leadership,  Responsibility

    Letting Go of Control

    Letting Go Of Control

    AlAs much as we’d all love to take control of everything in our lives, we soon learn that many things are simply out of our realm of control. When I decided to build an online health and fitness business, I had so many pulls on my time that I had to modify and bring back a tool I used in my early adult years to cope with my way of being. The major committments that currently pull on my time and energy include: 1. My new business – I am learning a new way of thinking, and using technology to get it going. 2. My family – I occasionally help…

  • Business,  leadership,  Responsibility

    Taking Full Responsibility Creates Growth

    Taking Full Responsibility Creates Growth

    From a young age, I learned to be pretty self sufficient. My parents divorced when I was 6 and I had to learn to cook in the third grade. My brother and sister came along right around then, so I started watching them. I didn’t always want to be in charge, but it just happened. If anything went wrong, I took full responsibility and dealt with consequences and noticed it began to create growth in my life. During my college years, I became president of the Civil Engineering honor society and created many fun and new activities. Even then, I didn’t really look at myself as a leader or really…

  • Business,  leadership,  Lifelong Learning

    Four Ways To Learn For Life

    Learn For Life

    According to Leonard De Vinci, “Learning never exhausts the mind”.  I can truly attest to this quote. Throughout my life, as I embark on a new adventure by taking a new class, getting a new certificate, or just reading a new book, I become excited about life. My passion increase and I am totally energized. My work becomes inspiring to me and my motivation level goes through the roof. I believe if we learn for life and become a lifelong learner, we carry with us vitality and exuberance which attracts success to all aspects of our lives. Growing up in a small family and moving every two years through my…

  • Business,  leadership

    Spotlight Your Team

    It is a glorious thing to be in the spotlight when things are going well. As a leader and a performer, I have enjoyed this wonderful feeling. However, it is even more glorious to share the spotlight with someone you have been teaching and training. Being a good leader is not only being able to be in the spotlight, but also being able to be in the shadows, allowing others to spotlight your team, as they enjoy the fruit of acknowledgement of their hard work. By the age of 5, I enjoyed playing the piano. My earliest memory of performing for others, came with the final harsh request of, “Get…