Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Are You Ready to Step Out?

“All the concepts about stepping out of your comfort zone mean nothing until you decide that your essential purpose, vision and goals are more important than your self-imposed limitations.”

                            from “Living an Extraordinary Life”
                            by Robert White

It is beyond awkward to comment on my own quote so I’ll just let it speak for itself.

One challenge occurs:  what are your purpose, vision and goals?

Offered with love and respect,


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Is There a "Secret" to Success?

"We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service."

                                                    Earl Nightingale


There a lot of conversation out there about some kind of “secret” to success.  While some of the content is valuable, the total idea seems to lack an action component, especially actions that are grounded in a contribution level of purpose.

My first personal growth experience was Earl Nightingale’s “Lead the Field” home study program. I listened to it repeatedly and can still quote from it.  Nightingale “walked his talk, got rich serving others and is one of my heroes.

With love and respect,


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Your "Single Spark of Divinity"

"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature."

                                                 Bruce Barton


While I would have chosen a different word than “personality,” I really like the tone and content of advertising executive Bruce Barton’s thought.

My friend, former Harvard Business School professor and author Mark Albion has dedicated much of his life and work to helping people connect their life purpose with their career choices.  The result is a life filled with passion and accomplishment.

You can learn more in his books “Making a Life, Making a Living” and “True to Yourself-Leading a Values Based Business.” It might be the best ten bucks you’ll ever spend.

With love and respect,


Monday, July 7, 2008

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Are You Acting or Reacting?

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”

Viktor Frankl

Former wife and teacher Dianna coaches me (and many others) to “develop an advanced state of noticing.”  Gaining the kind of awareness and commitment that allows us to interrupt our automatic reaction machine is a powerful personal growth tool.

My personal trigger is to notice when I’m reacting and hit “instant replay.”  Just like it is never too late to have a happy childhood, it is never too late to jerk yourself out of reaction and choose a response that suits your vision, your purpose and your values.

Let me know how this works for you.

With love and respect,


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