For International Women’s History Month I’m saying “Thank You!” to women who have inspired, encouraged or helped me in some way.
Today I say, “Thank You” to my long-time friend, June Cline, CSP the Southern, Sassy, Harley-riding Humorist. Starting in the speaking business about the same time, we’ve encouraged and advised each other through lots of ups, downs and crazy adventures. We’ve cried together in valleys and celebrated together on mountaintops and laughed all along the way. What I admire most about June is that she says, “Yes!” and then figures out a way.Continue reading →
“Another year over; And a new one just begun,” John Lennon; Lyrics from “So This is Christmas”
As one year ends and another begins it’s the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and make plans for the new one. New Year’s resolutions are traditional ways of making plans for a better year.
This year I’ve seen many articles on why people don’t maintain their resolutions and why setting goals is better than making resolutions. As I see it, resolutions and goals are both focused on tasks and doing or not doing specific things.
I prefer a vision. I like to look at my whole life—work, relationships, recreation, health/wellness—and create a vision of how I want my life to look and feel in the New Year. Continue reading →
The observation could have come from a business consultant, coach or therapist. It could relate to any aspect of my life.
The remark came from my dirt bike instructor. I looked at June Cline, the adventurous friend who was taking the motocross class with me. “Ya, think?” she smirked. “How long you been trying to figure that one out?” Yes, the life lessons we need seem to keep popping up wherever we are, she reminded me. Work, relationships, health, spirituality, finances, even my recreation. I overthink it all. Maybe that’s why I crave adventure. Continue reading →
Can you believe I’ve been in the speaking business for over twenty years now? Yesterday, talking with a friend who has been doing this even longer prompted me to do the math. I started training for the Liz Claiborne company about 1989. Within a few years I was on my own as an independent corporate trainer. With that I began doing keynotes, conference breakout sessions and speaking for non-profit groups and associations. Continue reading →