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Lessons in Success: #30 Celebrate


Let's celebrate!

Nell Merlino, founder of the Make Mine a $Million project, always encourages women to celebrate our successes, and she encourages us to truly celebrate, to truly mark a passage of time, and to do so before other things come in like...

Lessons in Success: #29 Practice Gratitude


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...

...It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the...

Lessons in Success: #28 Surprise Yourself


So many of our days are a simple continuation, in a never-ending loop, of our previous days, weeks, and months. When we focus on a particular area, like our health, our finances, our personal relationships, or our career, we start to see how small,...

Lessons in Success: #27 Stretch Every Day


Stretching our body every day is an excellent way to keep limber, fit, and healthy. Stretching on a regular basis is a great routine to incorporate into your day, particularly in the morning, right when you wake up.

I'd like you to take five minutes...

Lessons in Success: #26 Find the Balance



"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

- Newton's Third Law of Motion

"Our very life itself is a paradox, contradictory in many senses; whenever you have too much of one thing you have...

Lessons in Success: #25 Cultivate Others through Mentoring


When we mentor others, we in fact increase our own abilities, because we need to explain, enlighten, process, and understand our own experience in order to share our experiences with others.

For example, a math teacher truly understands a theorem...

Lessons in Success: #24 Start to Share



Sharing is one of the greatest ways that we may increase our own and our dearest loved ones' success.

Think about it: when you learn a lesson, either through a mistake, or through hard work, or just through luck, you alone have learned...

Lessons in Success: #23 Shine your Light


I'd like to share with you a beautiful quote from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, who encourages to truly shine our own light.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond all...

Lessons in Success: #22 Create Systems that Support You

The author of Getting Things Done, David Allen, encourages us to use systems that work *for* us.

Put it this way: we are the sum of all of our existing habits and ways of thinking: our system is getting us our current results.

If we want to change...

Lessons in Success: #21 Sense the World Around You

As physical creatures, we are able to experience our world through a combination of taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing.

Use these marvelous abilities!

When we connect with our physical nature, we help ourselves appreciate the sense of being alive....

Lessons in Success: #20 Creating Extraordinary Meaning out of the Ordinary

As human beings, we tend to forget our memories, victories, or happy times unless they are physically present in some form.

For example, when we place photos of our loved ones in prominent places, we are constantly reminded of our relationships with them. When we...

Lessons in Success: #19 Accountability and Tracking your Goals

Today, my theme for you to consider is Accountability.

I've been going to a personal coach, Rob Seidenspinner of Sage Circle Coaching, for a while now, and the one thing that I think has been the most beneficial for me in terms of my personal and professional...

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Lessons in Success: #18 Taking Care of Ourselves

Some of us are caring for neighbors, co-workers, cousins, grandchildren, and extended family. Women in business care for employees and employees’ families, as well as clients, customers, vendors, and associates. Women in education care for students and students...

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Lessons in Success: #17 Practicing Forgiveness

A huge block to any kind of positive movement forward is when we are mired in the bog pit of feeling angry, hurt, destructive, or vindictive to others.

Practicing forgiveness effectively gives you a lifeline back onto steady footing, and your forgiveness of others...

Lessons in Success: #16 Practice Being Selective

Today, I’d like you to start being selective. This means making choices: you have a choice from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep.

Select an option that makes sense to you and supports you in your overall purpose in life.

Lessons in Success: #15 Persistence + Enthusiasm = Results

How are you feeling? Are you feeling energized? Do you feel like your energy is rising?

This is tip 15 in a series on increasing our skills to focus our energies, and I’m hoping that as you work through the activities each day, you find some more clarity...

Lessons in Success: #14 Playing Positive Messages

Over the years, I’ve realized that many of the "tapes" that play in our minds are constantly on, and when we want to change our situation, we first address changing the "tape" that runs our subconscious. Our internal tape is what put us into our current situation in the...

Lessons in Success: #13 Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness runs counter to what much of the typical Western go-go-go culture requires.

We run from dawn to dusk, never taking ten deep breaths to focus ourselves, listen to our hearts, and just be within our environment.

I encourage you to...

Lessons in Success: #12 Measure what you want to Improve

Measuring a benchmark always improves it. This is *always* true if you’re focused on attaining your goals. Whatever you measure is going to improve: so, if you want to improve, measure the correct number!

What is your correct number to measure? This depends on...

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Lessons in Success: #11 Drink Water

We are made of water.

Now is a great time to institute a policy of drinking water every day.

Go ahead and get up, pour yourself a glass of water, or get a large water bottle and bring it to where you’re sitting.

When we drink water, we help rehydrate...

Lessons in Success: #10 Expand your Network

This is one of a series of "lessons on success". This particular lesson is very important to me and ties in with the idea that we all work, live, and share in concentric circles of community.

Your current circle of friends determines to a large...

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Lessons in Success: #8 Testimonial Time

Testimonial Time: Let's face it, a third-party recommendation will always win over an unknown or random referral. For example, for the job-seekers among us: your friends, work associates, and other connectors that you know will be better sources for potential paid...

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Lessons in Success: #7 Continuous Learning

We are blessed with the ability to continue learning, even until late in life. Learning may happen through continuous education, through reading books, and through expanding our experiences.

If you are taking a class or a seminar on an ongoing basis, good for you...

Lessons in Success: #6 Maintaining and Growing your Friendships

Right now, I’d like you to take a moment to think about your different circles that you move in.

We are all in friendly relationships with people who mirror our own ideals and aspirations, and our circles are great indicators for our own level of self-esteem....

Lessons in Success: #5 Assembling your Dreamboard

A physical manifestation of your idea is necessary to remind your subconscious and to give your brain some active image to focus on, so go ahead and take your list of basic desires from our last...