Category: Empowering Perspectives

When Life Seems to Be Slamming the Door Shut

When Life Seems to Be Slamming the Door Shut

If you feel like you’ve been grinding it out and still not acheiving some goal, or things just don’t seem to be happening, this excerpt from the DVD Whatever Life Brings might help you look at it in a different way.    

How to Develop “Instant Perspective” and not drive yourself crazy

How to Develop “Instant Perspective” and not drive yourself crazy

So much of what drives us crazy (read “I drive myself crazy over…”) is inconsequential in the long run. Here’s a simple, yet powerful, tool that has helped me get a grip when I’m stressing myself out over things like slow drivers, plodders in the grocery store, or traffic jams. This excerpt from my DVD […]

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

I just did a great interview with Ken Lubin, who competed in the Death Race (more on this later) who shared how hard it is for him to make cold calls in his work as a recruiter…and yet he does what he is afraid to do. Hearing him share that was really inspiring to me […]

Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In…Build Your Ship

Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In…Build Your Ship

Steve Lahey, from SmallBusinessTalent.com, just did an outstanding interview with an amazing author, speaker, coach Susan Hyatt. I don’t use the word “amazing” lightly. A lot of times when I listen to interviews, I find myself thinking “OK…yeah…that’s obvious, nothing new here…” and end up feeling frustrated. Not so with this interview! It isn’t just that Susan […]

Let other’s courage inspire you to “feel the fear and do it anyway”

Let other’s courage inspire you to “feel the fear and do it anyway”

I’m read this amazing book recommended by my friend Meredith Bell  whose website is aptly named “the Voice of Encouragement”. I’ve been focusing part of my research and development time on finding answers to the human dilemma of “Why don’t I do the things I know I need to do?” and it’s better cousin “How can I […]

Unstoppable: The Taylor Morris Story

Unstoppable: The Taylor Morris Story

I just came across the video below while searching for “Inspiring Music” on Youtube, for my morning workout. Besides being a humbling source of inspiration and picture of indomitable spirit, it’s also a great reminder to put our own little dramas in perspective.

There’s No Formula for Resilience: Guest Post by Ishita Gupta

There’s No Formula for Resilience: Guest Post by Ishita Gupta

It’s Wednesday, 2pm. At work, you think of dinner, exercise, your favorite TV show. You check the news. CNN.com reports that a storm will hit your city tonight at 8p.m., and it does. CNN doesn’t report that you will be left with nothing: No home to go to, no dinner to eat, your laptop + […]

Cassius

This tough time is just a chapter; it’s not the whole story.

    You know how easy it is, when you’re going through a tough time, to feel like this is what your life will be like forever and ever? You know how hard it is to offer solace to a friend who is going through tough times, and you secretly feel hopeless for them? Their […]

Loving Life As It Is…With All Its Imperfections

Loving Life As It Is…With All Its Imperfections

A while back, I loaned a friend of mine, Felicia, my copy of the Buddhist teacher Pema Chodren’s wonderful CD set Unconditional Confidence. Last night I got a voice mail saying she thought I might enjoy hearing an interview from another Buddhist, Joanna Macy that was done by On Being’s  Krista  Tippets, titled A Wild Love for the […]

MIA: A Story About Hope

MIA: A Story About Hope

I came across another reminder that when you’re going through a tough time, it’s important to remind yourself that this is just a chapter in your life’s story…not the whole the story. In other words, this difficult chapter will come to an end. Here’s what happened… I was walking in the neighborhood and came upon […]