As a topic, making mistakes, your friends may have you wondering how in the world mistakes could be your friend. The thought of such a relationship might seem highly unlikely. However, little speed bumps and detours on this winding road, known as life, can serve as the keystone for overall success and fulfillment as a […]

What You See Is What You Get “The thoughts we harbor don’t remain a secret. We attract to us that which is like our dominant thinking. If we dwell on unhappy events, we attract more unhappiness. If we dwell on lost love, we remain lost or without someone to share love” (Smith, 2011).  The same […]

Have you been afraid to ask for that promotion?  Are you having a hard time getting started on that great novel? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about starting your own business. But just as you feel you are fired up enough to make that move, a soft inner voice in your head whispers “you can’t do […]

Internal defeat is a mindset, where you begin to believe that most your new ideas will fail. You might think -”After all, what I tried in last month’s marketing campaign, failed.” Learn From Your Mistakes You always have the opportunity to learn from mistakes.  Look at your mistakes clearly as a test, examine your process […]

My first memories of “failure” were 1) losing a game of checkers to a family friend and 2) not placing in the school science fair…

It’s easy to feel like a failure when things in your life aren’t going quite right. We all go through it. Like Mama used to say, “Keep living and eventually, you’ll hit a wall.” But part of getting past the low points is to find the smallest positive in the negative. Positive things are all […]