Goal Setting

A Kick in the Pants from the Universe

A very wise friend of mine recently told me, “You’re right where you’re supposed to be,” and I had an argument with him about it. The rational, question-asker, seeking answers with show-me-proof part of me called a bull...

Want To Be A Productive Person? Choose Your Journeys Wisely

You are always on a journey. You are reading this article. That’s a journey. When you watch your favorite TV show – that’s a journey. For example, if you watch The Biggest Loser, you go on a journey where there are extrem...

Leap First, Think Later

I used the photo above as an illustrator to a post a few months ago, and later was pleasantly surprised when a young woman exuberantly contacted me to tell me it was her in the photo. She was excited that the photo had begun to...


Not a Ladder, A Jungle Gym

In May, at Harvard’s “Class Day”, the COO of Facebook and women’s business rockstar Sheryl Sandberg gave the world another of her incredible speeches – and with it came another quote that every wom...

Avoiding “Blue” Mondays

Confession: I am addicted to Gallup polls. I love surveys. I love polls. I love analytical data connected to people. It makes me excited. What I love most about Gallup polls is that they’re full of “no shit, Sherloc...

Olympian Confesses – “I Was Terrified”

The photo above clearly depicts a happy, beautiful young woman. Her engagement ring gleaming, it’s clear she is content and in love. If you don’t recognize her, let me refresh your memory. This is what she looked li...


Lessons from the Tour de France

It may seem strange that I’m writing about the Tour de France. After all, there are no women in this race, and frankly, I know little about cycling. But my husband is a Tour de France enthusiast, and we’ve spent a l...

Jumpstart Your Summer Success with a Challenge

We all love a challenge. Whether we’re challenging ourselves to eat better, exercise more, make more money or just show up at work on time for once, setting goals and knocking them down is fun no matter who you are. The p...

Step by Step, Day by Day

We all make task lists – and no matter how you manage them, whether online, with an app, or with a trusty old post-it note, we all find eventually there are certain tasks that just keep getting rewritten. From task list t...


Kardashians “Just Want to Be Successful”

Tuning in to OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, last Sunday evening (with Part 2 airing this Sunday) you’ll find an in-depth interview Oprah did with the entire Kardashian family in their Calabassas, California home. Most of...