Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

Laurels aren’t for resting upon

March 30, 2012

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This month, we’ve been looking at how successful women approach change. One thing I’ve rarely heard discussed is what successful women do after they’ve accomplished something great. There are so many books and articles and blogs devoted to attaining success and reaching one’s goals that if can be easy to forget that if you keep […]

The Inevitable Obstacles

March 28, 2012

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Life is full of obstacles, set-backs and unexpected things that happen. I’m not sure why we are so surprised by this. Cars break down. Family members get sick. People get laid off. This is life and sometimes crappy things happen.  Successful women know this. They also know that, while they couldn’t possibly prepare for every […]

Your own voice

March 27, 2012

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Whenever I start to feel myself giving too much of my power away, listening too much to the advice of others (rather than listening to my own inner wisdom) or doubting my own convictions, I turn to this poem. It’s one of my favorites, from Mary Oliver. Maybe you’ll find it as profound as I […]

Consulting Others

March 26, 2012

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Your personal trainer probably knows the best exercises for your triceps. Your financial advisor can most likely give you some solid guidance on how to increase the worth of your portfolio. The landscaping company you’ve hired trims the trees much better than you ever could.  But does your sister really know your life’s purpose? Can […]

Your house needs a rock

March 22, 2012

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“He is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” Bible * “As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, […]

Knowing where you’re going

March 20, 2012

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Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a woman who had attended one of my classes and was interested in coaching. There was A LOT she was unhappy about. She spent most of our conversation telling me about the areas of her life that weren’t working for her. When I asked her […]

Dreams and Goals and SCA’s

March 16, 2012

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I’m still decorating my new office. This thing is huge. I’ve had my husband at work every Sunday hanging up pictures and lanterns and curtains for me and it still looks somewhat bare. So I thought I’d give G. and the neighbors a little break from all of the hammering and drilling and put up […]