face your fears, success, mental skills, illness, depression During times of desperation and trial, the absolute worst thing to say to someone is ‘face your fears.’ Unfortunately, at some point, in order to get through it, it’s something we all must do. I remember standing in the kitchen making my daughter’s breakfast and all of a sudden she let out a blood curdling scream. When I looked at … Continue Reading...
Written on Apr, 15, 2014 by in | 19 Comments.
productivity hacks, mental skills, incubation effect, 4 stages of productivity Yes! There are productivity hacks that work while you’re sleeping. Have you ever been on the cusp of a major decision and found yourself saying, “I need to sleep on it?”  That’s because some of the greatest psychologists, writers and scientists have provided research to back up this claim. The phenomenon is nicknamed as The Incubation Effect. It is one … Continue Reading...
Written on Mar, 23, 2014 by in | 16 Comments.
good habits, organization, mental skills, core beliefs, identity based habits Developing good habits is directly related to your core beliefs. Many times, it’s very easy to start a good habit, but for some reason, we run out of steam and slack off before any results or benefits are seen. This is because we are trying to establish good habits based upon goals instead of upon beliefs.  In order to develop … Continue Reading...
Written on Mar, 06, 2014 by in | 20 Comments.
negative thoughts, negative core beliefs, core beliefs, positive thinking, mental skills Negative thoughts, or core beliefs, hold us back.   Sometimes, they even set us up for failure before we even begin. We are raised being told by our parents that we are what we eat.  Such is the same with our thoughts.  We are what we think. Think of the top five most common negative core beliefs you hold toward … Continue Reading...
Written on Feb, 05, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
core beliefs 5 Negative Core Beliefs That Sabotage Your Business Core Beliefs heavily influence our work performance.  Why in the world would any entrepreneur intentionally want to sabotage their business?  That’s the thing…they don’t…yet it still happens and sometimes, it’s so ingrained that we don’t even realize it.  This site is focused on developing strong mental skills.  The first thing in order … Continue Reading...
Written on Jan, 03, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
overcoming obstacles Are you excellent at overcoming obstacles? Ask yourself this question:    Who or what is that power that  aids YOU in overcoming obstacles that life throws at you on a daily basis? Is it a person?  An ideal?  A belief?   Who, or whatever that power is that helps you in overcoming obstacles TAP INTO IT…let it move you beyond the … Continue Reading...
Written on Oct, 19, 2013 by in | 1 Comment.
holiday blues, stress, depression, presents Holiday Blues are a false reality, just like Santa Claus, Frosty and the perfect family! TRY TO REMEMBER THE REAL WORLD  Each year, we allow imaginary characters to invade our sense of reality. We’re inundated with advertisements that entice us to shower our perfect families with gifts that we can’t afford and perhaps that many of our ‘perfect’ family members … Continue Reading...
Written on Oct, 04, 2013 by in | 1 Comment.
Humiliation…Will it Ever End? Humiliation makes your face beet red and your cheeks feel hot.  Sometimes it even makes your ears ring.  It makes you want to crawl into the nearest corner and cover your head in shame.  It’s maddening…frustrating…heartbreaking.  It’s also a way of life for many who have teens.  The best way to trudge through it is to … Continue Reading...
Written on Oct, 01, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Sibling rivalry can be transformed into unbreakable bonds.  The secret is to squash sibling rivalry repeatedly.  These are examples of what I have done. This is the second post on sibling rivalry.  In case you missed the first one, you can find it here.  IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU! Have you ever heard the term, “We had a bonding moment?”  Sibling … Continue Reading...
Written on Sep, 18, 2013 by in | 1 Comment.
This is the story of a sibling rivalry that went to the extreme.              As a child, the sibling rivalry between my brother and I started out fairly harmless.  My older brother antagonized me by pulling my hair, making a mess and blaming it on me, putting his vegetables on my plate so I’d have to eat double, making the … Continue Reading...
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