I recently paid $600 for a meal.
I mean, my portion of the bill was $600. And I don’t drink so it wasn’t a $100 food bill topped off by a $500 bar tab.
$600 for 15 courses of food at The French Laundry restaurant in Napa. Gasp! That’s more than my entire monthly food budget, and having it all at one meal?
Am I crazy? Am I obsessed? Was it worth it? Read the rest of this post »
Your thoughts create your habits in life and business. Everything is a choice. For the rest of this year, make the choice to stay positive and strong. This simple practice will take you places you never even knew existed. Read the rest of this post »
Have you ever noticed if you have a good Monday, the rest of your week seems to work out pretty well, regardless of whatever else happens? It’s also true that getting your day off to a good start practically guarantees you’ll have a good day.
A good morning routine takes a little effort to develop, but it pays off handsomely. A morning routine can give you that great start, every day, like clockwork.
Keep these tips in mind when creating your morning routine: Read the rest of this post »
Often, we entrepreneurs forget how much we’ve accomplished or how much abundance we have in our lives. We’re so quick to move on to the next thing. Some people go so far as to focus obsessively on the 2 percent that’s not going well, as opposed to putting their attention on the 98 percent that is going really well.
Keeping your focus on what’s new and good, as well as on what you have accomplished, is important because it gives you a feeling of confidence. It becomes proof that if you were able to do this, then surely you can do that too. It requires that you acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, significant and otherwise. But for many people, this is easier said than done. Read the rest of this post »
The Real You
I’m in my Prius, the windows are down. I turn on my satellite radio. 80s on 8. Totally. Like for sure.
Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean is on. MJ inda house. What a rockin’ beat. I freakin’ love that song. I’m singing along and then boom! The song ends (don’t you hate when you think it’s the beginning of a song but it really is the end!!!) and I keep singing… Read the rest of this post »
How much of your time do you spend seeking motivation from external factors? How often do you get it and how long does it last?
Your typical experience is probably that external motivation has an expiration date. You can look at a successful person and feel motivated by their success. But what happens when you aren’t able to achieve similar success in short order?
Luckily, there are certain strategies you can apply in order to motivate yourself! Read the rest of this post »
There is nothing glamorous about running a business. Once you’ve been in it a while – you know. One hour you are helping a client change her life – the next hour you are packing a suitcase, entering a business card, rushing to the airport. The “glamour” hours are rare.
Not only is running a business not glamorous – it can also be downright scary. Everyday you are learning new skills and doing things that are uncomfortable – that you aren’t exactly sure that you know how to do. Read the rest of this post »
Like most people, you probably have more stress and anxiety than you want in your life. Stress and anxiety are phenomena everyone has to deal with on a regular basis.
With self-hypnosis, you can take back control of your emotions and your life. It can take some time to master, but it’s well worth the effort involved. It’s a great tool to have at your disposal.
Use these 5 simple steps to reduce stress with self-hypnosis: Read the rest of this post »
Sure, running a company can be stressful, but we all got into our chosen career because we love what we do. Remind yourself of these things today:
Passion can’t be taught. Read the rest of this post »
I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Family, food, friends and football thrown in for good measure. But I digress.
What I REALLY like about Thanksgiving is it’s about giving thanks. And I think gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions out there. Why is it so powerful? Because it has the capacity to change your life. Read the rest of this post »