Category Archives: mindset

Finger painting anyone?



One morning this past summer, my companion was getting ready to head out to do some work for his Mom. He dressed wearing a very extra large and baggy (comfy), old work shirt. I made a comment about his comfy shirt and as we chatted I was suddenly presented with a memory of kindergarten when we used to wear our fathers’ old shirts backwards to protect our clothes from the mess of craft time and especially flying finger paints! I hadn’t given finger painting any thought at all since. Continue reading

Raising A Glass To Napoleon Hill


October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970

One of my life’s favorite heroes and mentors, Mr. Hill left us when I was 8. He remains as one of my best models for what it means to leave a legacy behind, one that has saved this butt’s bacon on more than one occasion over the last 2 decades, especially so over the last 10 years as I committed to complete responsibility for my personal development.

Thank You for your continued guidance Mr. Hill!! May our paths cross again! Cheers!

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Gettin’ Jiggy With Fear

Do What Is Right
Created on my first printer, full of holes and stained from hanging on my fridges and dream boards over the decades, this simple icon still remains as a reminder.

It isn’t often I sit down to watch a movie, I am very particular about my entertainment with great respect for what I subject my eyes and mind to, time is precious so if I’m going to invest it in a story, it has to move me in a positive direction and if it’s really good I’ll be thinking about it long after.  Like most, I have my favourite actors and actresses and I’ll take a chance on anything they produce because of what I know about them and the excellence they continually represent. Will Smith is one of those actors.
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Free Your Mind And Your A$$’ll Follow…

About 3 years ago, while sitting in my home office I had a defining moment that was a significant catalyst for change. As I sat pondering what I needed to do or become next to get to the things I desired most for me and mine, I heard that little voice from within ask the question,

“What would your world look like if the Internet was gone tomorrow?”

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“To Improve Your Aim – Improve Yourself”

So she’s beginning to feel invincible.
She’s beginning to feel that there isn’t anything that,
hear these carefully chosen words…

She’s beginning to feel that there isn’t anything that she can’t work the
bugs out of HER about.

Not out of the government, not out of the economy,
[not out of the opportunity she has], out of HER!

Abraham-Hicks – Los Angeles, 3/29/09

“They say”, “if you want to get a different result or break through to another level you must ask some different questions and definitely take some different actions.”

I get that. And, what does that really look like on a daily or minute to minute basis for me specifically?

Tomorrow begins a whole new ball game for me and the direction of my business, and likely my life! I have been invited to play in a unique and “elite” coaching program, it would be “unwise” of me to say, “no thanks”. I am Knowing what I have been wanting and am now asking for and have little idea of what “the next level” really looks like for me specifically, I just know there’s some solutions in the forthcoming workout.

For the first time I have implemented 2 things:

1. Hired a personal assistant.  Time to let go of the tasks that tie up my time and focus.

2. Hired a personal life and business coach to run with me over the next few months, we will be working on “mindset”, “influence” and after 16 weeks of that comes 10 weeks of “concept training”, things specific to my field, talents and gifts. I have come to know “Me” about as much as I can without some outside support and guidance by those that can see me “better”!

My investment was insignificant with regards to both money and time by comparison to the results I know I will achieve through the exercise, I feel I’ve hired the best I’ve experienced so far. At the same time, by comparison to any other investment I’ve made in myself in the past, this is by far the single largest and most significant. It is causing me to feel that familiar feeling of being “stretched”, it is a place of faith that no matter how uncomfortable I’m feeling right now, it’s a good uncomfortable – excitement if I focus on my intended results! I feel like I’m about to jump out of an airplane or off the side of a mountain – nervously in tandem at first and looking forward to flying on my own alongside the others!

As one that has lived life “hacking things out for herself” – and I might add, has done well by the hacking alone – it is time to refine my hacking skills and lay plans for carving out something more deliberate and significantly more powerful for me and mine.

Today I draw some lines in the proverbial sand, make plans, set intentions and get as clear a vision as I can about what a year out from now could possibly look and feel like from every detail! There are some things I want to accomplish and just can’t seem to get done without a little support on the side.

As a wanna’ be accomplished entrepreneur, I’ve hired myself a Millionaire boss and mentor for a while. I’m sure there are old habits to release and fabulous new ones to replace them with, that I don’t even know about yet! All things considered, if you’re reading this you’ll likely be a part of the journey, I’ll be sharing as much of it as I can express in words…all sides of it, the good, the bad (cause we’re usually bad at something before we get good) and who knows, perhaps even the ugly side just to hone our preferences by!

Wish me luck, a lil’ of that always goes well with faith!

“When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull’s eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim – improve yourself.”
— Gilbert Arland – Writer