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Got Self-Awareness?
I recently picked up the book Insight by Dr. Tasha Eurich at the airport while on my way back from[...]
A New Scheduling Strategy for Productivity
Would you agree that as a society, we are chronically over-scheduled? I was speaking with a family member recently who[...]
Got Self-Compassion?
Self-compassion is an important skill to have if you want to achieve more in life. I read an article titled[...]
Professional Development in an Escape Room?
I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with escape rooms. If you're not sure what an escape room[...]
The Real Reason You Should Have Goals
I recently had a conversation with someone who shall remain nameless (you know who you are) and was flabbergasted to[...]
Reasons We Procrastinate
Hey superachievers! I've spoken about procrastination before because even us superachievers fall victim to it. I recently came across the[...]
Making a Good Impression to Achieve More
We are all aware of how important others are to our success. Quite simply, we need others to get to[...]
Moving Forward When Goals Fail
Even us superachievers don't always accomplish our goals. I recently came across Heidi Grant Halvorson's work in her book, Succeed:[...]
Setting Goals the Right Way
How are you doing in the your goal setting process? First of all, are you setting goals? That's the first[...]
Embrace Your Nervousness!
Us superachievers are often stretching outside our comfort zone and there are times when we find ourselves in situations that[...]
Are You Personally AGILE?
I recently read the book, Focused, Fast, and Flexible: Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World by Horney and O'Shea,[...]
Coach Yourself To Achieve Goals
One of the many subjects I teach leaders, so they can be more effective in developing their employees, is basic[...]
Let’s Talk About Personal Accountability
I am convinced that if every person on this planet decided to be personally accountable, we would finally achieve world[...]
Achieve More With Resilience
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi sums it up best when he says the meaning of life IS meaning - whatever it is, where[...]
Use Flow to Achieve More
Have you ever heard of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's concept of flow? It can be life changing once you become aware of[...]
Clarity In Vision Will Increase Your Achievement
Let's take a moment to look at the importance of setting a crystal clear vision for our achievement efforts. I[...]
More Positive Emotions = More Energy
Did you know it is important to ensure you experience positive emotions in your life at least five times more[...]
Suffering From Amygdala Hijack?
Part of being successful in life is maintaining control of our emotions. Daniel Goleman’s emotional intelligence model had four parts:[...]
Increase Your Self-Control To Achieve More
I recently listened to one of the Great Courses on Audible - the Science of Self-Control by Dr. C. Nathan[...]
Quit Shoulding Yourself!
Have you ever found yourself trying to enjoy some "found" time? For example, you were able to get off work[...]
Obsessing About Achieving?
Us superachievers can get a little obsessive about our goals. So much so that we can push ourselves into overachieving[...]
Stop Procrasting!
Procrastination can be a big hinderance when attempting to be productive. All of us do it, in some form or[...]
Are You Aware of Your Bad Habits
We all know a bad listener when we interact with one - they may be looking at you and responding[...]
Thinking of Death Can Help You Achieve More?!?!
Similar to pretty much everyone else, I've lost close and distant family members, friends, colleagues, and beloved pets to the[...]
Change Your Story… or Become It!
We all have stories… for EVERYTHING in our lives. We'll call them stories, because that is exactly what they are[...]
Recalculating…
I saw a car commercial recently that led to some pretty deep reflection. The commercial used the vehicle's GPS system[...]
You Don’t Have Time To Hurry!
"You don't have time to hurry." I learned this phrase in one of the Quit Bleeping Around Podcast interviews and[...]
A-Hole in Aisle 20
Since I talk about reflective writing all the time, I thought I would share what I wrote so you could[...]
Change Your Perspective to Step Up Self-Care
One of the focus areas for superachieving is Self-Care. We cannot do anything in life, mentally or physically, if we[...]
Change Your Surroundings to Make Change Happen
Change is hard - for a number of reasons! Let's first set the ground work with a few words about[...]
Using Just-in-Time Development
There is a finished project and there is a perfect project and they are not the same thing, nor with[...]
How Honest Are You With Yourself?
How many reasons have you uttered to yourself or others today for your behavior? I'm late because of traffic; I[...]
Getting Unstuck
Bernard Roth, a professor at Stanford's d.school and author of The Achievement Habit, postulates that in order to get unstuck[...]
Remove Try from Your Vocabulary
We've all made important changes in our lives at one time or another. It's interesting how it often happens -[...]
It Has No Meaning
I'm in the process of reading "The Achievement Habit" by Bernard Roth, a Stanford professor who founded the Stanford d.School[...]
Cocky or Confident?
I recently had a conversation with my husband about someone he had interacted with that day that came off as[...]
How Much of Your Stress is Unnecessary?
I love Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk about stress titled, "How To Make Stress Your Friend" - she shares that it[...]
Ever Tried Working with an Accountability Partner?
Have you ever had an accountability partner? Someone with whom you set goals and then do a regular report in[...]
Do You Have a Plan? Or a Wish List?
I watched the movie Trolls recently with my husband and was surprised at the bits of wisdom that were interspersed[...]
Strategies for Emptying Your Mental Bucket
I can't remember where I recently heard the term "empty your mental bucket" but I instantly decided I liked it.[...]
Have You Heard of an Emotional Bank Account?
I've mentioned the term "emotional bank account" to several people lately and was surprised that they had never heard the[...]
Follow Your Passion for Happiness!
Are you following your passion? If not, why not? If so, how you can follow it more fully? I think[...]
Hold A Personal Strategy Session Today!
To be a superachiever and achieve all that we do, one must be strategic. I find it disheartening and unbelievable[...]
Use Reflective Writing to Develop Yourself
A few years ago, I discovered reflective writing, and since then, my personal and professional development has skyrocketed. Reflective writing[...]
Strategies for Sustaining Desired Change
Have you ever tried to break a bad habit or develop a new healthy one? It can be very difficult![...]
Afraid to Proclaim Your Big, Scary Dream?
Isn’t it funny how we can struggle with something for a while, sometimes even years, and suddenly there's this moment[...]
Yes/No Strategy – An Awesome Tool for Tough Decisions
We’ve all been there – you’re faced with some sort of opportunity or invitation and you must decide whether to[...]
Who’s in Your Tribe?
I was listening to a song on Pandora the other day and the words sparked a deep reflection. The lyrics,[...]
Respect Your Future Self!
What does “respect your future self” mean to you? For me, it’s a more personal way of making strategic choices.[...]
Assume = Ass+U+Me
Ever heard the saying that assume means that you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”? I had the[...]
Not Sorry!
Do you remember or know the story of Goldilocks? When she invaded the home of the three bears, everything she[...]
Process and Learn from Adversity in the Moment
I recently had the opportunity to explore my learning in the moment during a difficult situation, which made all the[...]
Superachiever Strategies for Super Productivity
Superachievers are productive folks. We have a huge mission to make a positive impact on the world, so we have[...]
Three Strategies to be a Productive Zen Master
How can we be so relaxed and happy while still being super productive? In order to be that productive in[...]
A Special Type of Procrastination: Preparation Paralysis
Have you ever spent so much time preparing to do something that you never actually got around to doing it?[...]
Five Mental Strategies Practiced by Superachievers
Superachievers set themselves apart from others with specific mental strategies that they utilize to accomplish all that they do. There[...]
What Areas of Your Life Do You Need To Examine?
This blog is a call to action for you to examine your relationships, projects, tasks, circumstances (or whatever else is[...]
What Saboteurs Are Lurking in Your Subconscious?
What exactly is a saboteur? I like to think of them in terms of computer programming.  In order to conserve[...]
What Should Be Your Biggest Priority? YOU!!!
Us superachievers have big, hairy goals to accomplish, which means that we have an inner drive telling us to go,[...]
Failure or Learning: What’s Your Perspective?
I’m sure there are a lot of reasons people don’t do well with failure.  What I can guarantee is that[...]
How to Ask for Help
Why do we have so much trouble asking for help sometimes (and for some of us – all of the[...]
What did you get done before 9am?
Today has been a great day!  By 9am I had already accomplished a lot.  I woke up early, enjoyed a[...]
Are You A Superachiever?
I often find myself identifying fellow superachievers and attempting to engage in conversations about superachieving with them, only to find[...]
How strong is your consciousness muscle?
I am continually in awe of the power of the mind.  Being a fascinated observer of human behavior, I have[...]
Morbid thoughts anyone?
One thing that really puts things into perspective is to think of one’s own death.  Let’s face it, since the[...]
Been forgetful lately?
Have you ever noticed people who claim to have a poor memory, yet when they watch a movie or listen[...]
Having one of those days?
Not too long ago, I was having one of those days.  You know the type… when everything seems to go[...]
Theory of a Zombie Nation
I openly admit it – I love zombie shows.  Not too long ago, I found myself debating with another individual[...]
It’s NOT overachieving!
According to dictionary.com, overachieving is defined as “to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially by others.” It gets[...]
Have you ever actually listened to your self-talk?
I’ve spent a lot of time on the tennis court lately, enjoying the opportunity to slam the ball around for[...]
Why do we do this to ourselves?
In our effective communication class, one of the principles for communicating effectively is to ensure an optimum level of health. [...]
Are you a Human Being or a Human Doing?
Of course I am a human being, you say! But wait? Are you really? What does it mean to be[...]
Feeling Frustrated with Life?
It happens to all of us... feelings of frustration with life in general.  Why is this happening to me?  Why[...]
Use Your Gifts!
I was observing two individuals in a conversation the other day and wishing I could come up with the deep,[...]
Share Your Voice with the World!
It is amazing what can happen when you start sharing your voice with the world.  Sure, there are some people[...]
What would you change?
I read a blog the other day in which the author was sharing advice that she would have written in[...]