Category Archives: Making Decisions

My Daily Personal Practice – A Variation Of Meditation For Goal Setting

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Have you ever tried to meditate? It sounds simple enough: just sit still, and try not to think about anything. Clear your mind, and enter instant nirvana. It’s promoted as the key to inner peace and has been credited with everything from curing diseases to boosting sex lives, so it seems like it’s worth a…

On Forbes – Hard Lessons In The Life Of A Young Entrepreneur: The‏ Phone Call That Changed Everything

Read the full article on Forbes “Stop yelling at me,” he said. This stranger, a man who I’d never met and was expecting to save my business from disaster, said those very words and spun me around completely. When I got off the phone with him a few minutes later, I was shaken. His voice…

The Peace in Peace & Profit

This blog post is different than what I usually share.  But today marks nine years since my whole life felt like it was turned upside down when my step-mom passed away from a tiring battle with breast cancer. In the beginning, the heartbreaking loss was almost the only thing I could think about, but as…

Calming the Lizard Brain: 5 Steps to Dealing With Drama at Work

You know that surge of energy or sick feeling that takes over your body when someone takes credit for your work, makes condescending remarks about your presentation, or steals the pomegranate juice you left in the office fridge? Anytime you get triggered and feel it in your body, you can be sure the ‘lizard brain’,…

Taking 100% Responsibility: What it Means

Want to hear a fun story? I am going to share with you one of the worst moments I ever had in business… and tell you what I gained from it. In my first year of operating my first store, it was a whirlwind of excitement. Business was good, and I was insanely busy but…

Should You Leave Your Business?

Why would any sane person give up a thriving business? If I had a nickel for every time I’d been asked this question, I’d have at least enough change to buy a few lattes… or one really good glass of celebratory wine. And trust me, I did a lot of celebrating when I sold a…

Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ is Terrible Advice

Follow your passion! We are constantly being told this is THE key to success. Of course, it’s just that simple, right?  “Gosh, why didn’t I think of that?”, you say, as you slap your forehead. As if you haven’t already been racking your brain, trying to figure out what the heck you could possibly be so…

How to Make Better Decisions

“Choose wisely.” Remember that tip Indiana Jones got near the end of the Last Crusade movie, when he had to decide which goblet was the Holy Grail? The consequences of his choice were pretty simple: immortality, or immediate death. Not every decision we make in life will be so dramatic, thankfully. But if you look…