Tag Archives | abundant

How to Dominate the World in 8 Fantastic Quotes

In mid-July I headed north to Portland, OR for my annual pilgrimage to the World Domination Summit (WDS). WDS is an event I plan my year around because it inspires me and helps me reground myself in my passion for the work I do and the life I reach for. To give you a sense of what it is like, I thought I would recap my favorite quotes from this year’s event: 1. To get yourself to do something you are having trouble finishing like writing a book, “Write a $1000 check to an organization you hate…

Continue Reading

A Wish For The New Year: Honoring Myself

I am going to get a bit personal today, to take a chance to express my internal longings for the double-purpose of saying out loud what I long for and also helping you connect with what you personally crave for your life, too. Here goes. I feel like a brilliant diamond that is covered up, not quite visible or glowing the way it has the potential to be. Mired down in the muck of feeling scared and limited in my skin, I find I’m not sure how to be who I really am. How to be myself…

Continue Reading

Casual Fridays: Taking Care of Physical Health

One of the best things about working for myself is being able to make all the rules. Running a business is challenging, but there are some definite perks. Like casual Fridays. As I write this, I am sitting in my lovely office in a t-shirt, yoga pants, and sneakers. This is only the second or third time I have done this. I typically dress up every day for the office and for my clients, thinking it’s important that I look the part. I feel more official and good about myself when I’m wearing my professional clothes. Plus,…

Continue Reading

On Love

Today is the day of love. And I’m wondering how you are feeling about it. I have always enjoyed Valentine’s Day, even before I was in a relationship or a mother. There is something about hearts, pink and red, and making Valentine’s cards that makes me feel present and content. I’m sure it is easy to feel sad on this day, too. Sad if you don’t have the love you want. Sad that your dreams for your life are not your reality. Sad that you are starting yet another year and not on track to make what…

Continue Reading

What You Are Meant For

You are meant to live a life that is meaningful. You are meant for a life that allows you to make a living using your true gifts and talents, a life that shines your light in the world. In fact, it is not only an opportunity, it’s your duty. Because we need your best work to make the impact you were born to make. No one can make the same contribution that you can, just as no one has your unique perspective or combination of talents, skills, interests, and passions. You are meant to quench the craving…

Continue Reading

Your Joyful Career

In 2002 I was miserable. I dreaded going to work, felt dead inside, and didn’t know what the future of my career life would be. I had a good job that didn’t fill me up; it left me wanting more. Gradually, I realized that my career was happening to me. By not making a deliberate decision about where I was spending 50+ hours of my week, I was giving over control of my present, and my future, to others. With the help of a talented career counselor, a lot of self-reflection, support from my family, and then…

Continue Reading

Practicing Gratitude

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love that it’s about slowing down, taking notice of the abundance around us, and appreciating those we love and who have supported us in our lives. But I have to be honest: when I first sat down to write this post, I wasn’t feeling very grateful. It is so easy to become focused on what we don’t have, haven’t yet achieved, or still want for our lives.  It can be difficult to pause and appreciate our accomplishments. While it’s good to be motivated and have goals, sometimes we are too hard…

Continue Reading

The Career Space Profile: Christina Rasmussen

Once a month I feature one of the experts from The Career Space, my no-cost resource library for busy professionals. These people are business and lifestyle professionals with vast and diverse talents, interests, and expertise who work in a variety of industries: from acupuncture to finance, corporate executives to entrepreneurs. This series offers you a sneak peek at some of the voices you’ll find at The Career Space. Their stories have inspired me, and I know they will do the same for you, too. Christina Rasmussen is on a crusade to change the way we live after loss….

Continue Reading

How Dancing With the Stars Feeds my Soul

Time sure seems to be in short supply these days. The hours whiz by and my To Do list is always longer than what I can possibly get done in any given day (or week). It’s a bit demoralizing, to tell you the truth. I have a tendency to measure my sense of accomplishment based on how productive I am. Can you relate? Somewhere along the way I developed the (faulty) belief that my value increases with the amount of stuff I get done. My inner self knows that it’s not true, and I am working on…

Continue Reading

The Abundant Life: Here I Come!

I’m up early again, 4:30am. I woke to the sound of my toddler’s cries because she wet her bed. As I tenderly cleaned her up and changed her sheets, I made sure that she felt accepted exactly as she is, whether or not she stays dry through the night. No judgment, only love. Now she’s sleeping again and I can’t get this thought out of my head: How can I show that same unconditional love to myself?

Continue Reading