Monthly Archives: March 2012

What do you believe? The Soul Knows

the soul knowsBeliefs are the thoughts we hold about ourselves and others.  Beliefs shape our expectations.  They can hold us back or lift us up.  We each, as individuals, get to choose.  

Success reigns supreme when our beliefs match up with the way we show up.  

The beliefs we hold true impact the way we show up in the world.  When they are out of sync, it shows.  

When our beliefs align with those we do business with, look to as a coach, mentor, advisor or partner, we will be better served.  

Beliefs are the foundation + 

ultimately become our reality. 

To ensure our beliefs are in sync with the person we want to be – the person we want to be known as, it is important to consider and reflect on those beliefs from time to time.  

I revisited my beliefs recently and realized many opportunities to reset and realign my actions – the way I show up – with my core beliefs.  It was hard to stop once I got going.  Here is a glimpse into some of my beliefs:

I believe in disappearing when your soul needs peace.


I believe in the underdog.


I believe in tropical vacations.


I believe in friends who are there for you no matter what.


I believe in friends who give your room to grow. And flex.


I believe in chance + possibility + faith.


I believe a simple smile can change everything and a good deed can start a ripple.


I believe your soul sends warning flares through your body. Listen.


I believe in you.


I believe art. Crafts. And finding inspiration in others success.


I believe there is more good in people than bad. Always.


I believe in cutting people slack. And raising people up.


I believe that crazy is good.


I believe that negative feedback is a sign of engagement and feeling.


I believe that feeling is better than not.


I believe we are all lucky.


I believe in not answering the phone.


I believe in sharing. Ideas. Knowledge. Love. Cupcakes. Gum. Toothbrushes. 


I believe in taking the high road.


I believe all problems have at their core, a simple beginning.


I believe in giving it your all when it is something that matters.


I believe in second chances… And sometimes third.


I believe in time outs. Especially for grown ups. 


I believe the hug of a child can make almost anything better.


I believe we all have a purpose – when we find it and serve it, the world is better.


I believe happiness is a choice.


I believe in going to bed early.


I believe dinner around the table 90% of the time.


I believe in breaking the rules.


I believe making mistakes early is a good thing and failing fast is even better..


I believe in Singing loud with the windows rolled down.


I believe in dance parties with my girls. And sometimes my husband too.


I believe in homemade popcorn.


I believe it is time for women to lead. To play bigger. To live their gorgeous truth. To find real life bliss. 


I believe in the self-fulfilling prophecy.


I believe I will achieve my say what goal within 2.5 years.


I believe regular change is good and creating new normals as often as you need to.


I believe in simplicity.


I believe in getting dirty. 


I believe in hard work.


I believe in a good challenge.


I believe in getting embarrassed.


I believe in laughing at my self.


I believe in a good cry.
I believe in listening and asking questions over talking.


I believe in helping people save face.


I believe you can make your point and have a greater impact if you do it with grace.


I believe in swagger.


I believe in your uniqueness.


I believe the is great beauty in life’s everyday occurrences.


I believe that you and I came together here for a reason.

What do you believe? 

Comments are open. :) 

Is it Friday Yet?

How many of you fall victim to “is it Friday yet” syndrome?  

You know what I”m talking about…I <3 Monday

It is the question that gets asked all week on the workplace and sometimes even in the home.

It’s the day everybody yearns for because it signals the arrival of the weekend. The arrival of freedom. Two full days of “I get to do whatever the f*ck I want.”

Yeah, baby!! 

Or not.  Maybe we shouldn’t be so excited about this day called FRIDAY.  What kind of life do we live when we spend the vast majority of them wishing it were not today?

What if I told you I found a way to not wish the days away waiting for Friday?

Life is too sweet. 

What if I told you, come Sunday evening, I look forward to Mondays? 

Believe me? 

What if I told you you can zap “I wish it was Friday” syndrome in less than 7 days? 

Tested and proven by yours truly about a year ago when I returned to the corporate setting after maternity leave.  …Boy was that painful.  But with it came the realization that the days were passing too fast as it was, how could I possibly spend my life wishing it go even faster?  

I decided to make a change that fateful day back in the office when someone said… “Is it Friday yet?”  I thought.  I felt happy to be in the place I was this moment.  I responded.  “No.  And I’m quite not ready for Friday yet either.  There’s too much good stuff going on today!”

The reality is that we are the creators of the scripts that unfold in our lives on a daily basis.  Reorienting our days and our focus will help determine whether we spend our days miserable and lost or in pursuit of meaningful experiences that get us to bliss.  

Do these things everyday for your shot at beating “is it Friday yet” syndrome: 

1. Love your current reality.

Find something to love about it 27/7 for the next 7 days.  And if there is something you truly despise (e.g., a report you have to do, someone you have to work with, etc.) come up with a way to make it work.  Outsource it. Do it with a cup of coffee. Make making the relationship work a game.

Do whatever it takes.

This is all you’ve got – this moment.  This reality.  Today.  Now.  Make it count.  (Boy does that all sound cliche… Do it anyway!!)

When you get off track, repeat to self “I choose how to focus my thoughts.”

2. See the big thing you do not want to happen tomorrow fade away.  

This evening as you wrap up your day think about the one thing you do not want to happen tomorrow.

Then, imagine that thing is a circle and visualize that circle getting smaller and smaller until it ultimately disappears.

Doooo it!

It is gone?

3. Focus on the positive that will happen tomorrow tonight. 

I know I’m getting a little woo-self fulfilling prophecy on you, but you already committed so now you have to try it. :)

After you see that one thing you do not want to happen fade into the abyss, think of three things you actually want to happen tomorrow.  See the most important good thing and see it happening in your mind.

When you wake up in the morning tomorrow, see it again and say to yourself “This is going to happen. I make it possible.”

Play with the exact words if you like, but keep the positive momentum for all 7 days.




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