Are You Rich in Friendships?

Are you rich in friendships?

December 1st was my sixtieth birthday. Yes, you read correctly - the big 6-0. I love celebrating birthdays and have had a party every year of my adult life. Everyone asks, "How does it feel?" and most years, it doesn't affect me. I didn't think 60 affected me either until a couple of weeks before my birthday. I had a melt down. I was feeling sorry for myself as my life didn't look as I had pictured it might at this age. However, here's what I did . . . I allowed myself to have a "pity … [Read more...]

How Your Cowbell Can Increase Your Joy

The Cowbell Principle

Thanks to guest bloggers Brian Carter and Garrison Wynn Have you seen the More Cowbell sketch from Saturday Night Live? It’s more than just funny. Believe it or not, it’s a powerful metaphor for a successful work life. And it provides insight into the kind of people you need on your team, and what makes an effective team. Everyone has at least one cowbell — it’s your unique, profitable talent people pay you for or your company's unique offering. It’s something people have a fever for. … [Read more...]

Jim Carrey Does More Than Make You Laugh

Jim Carrey Commencement Speech

You hear the name Jim Carrey and you think comedy and laughter. And, while he delivers both in this commencement address at MUM (Maharishi University of Management), he also touches your heart with inspiration. I hope you’ll take time to watch all 26:09 minutes of the video as you’ll be entertained and enchanted listening to the eloquent words of this comic genius. He shares how his father influenced him in his career as a comedian and helped him realize that the purpose of his life had … [Read more...]

Do You Wanna Play With Me?

Deepak Chopra quote

Listening to a guided meditation from Deepak Chopra, he spoke about the importance of having fun, letting go, relaxing and playing - being carefree. He said, "Renew your playful spirit, the miracles will follow. The happiest make time for these things (joy, spontaneity & fun). They allow the brain to refresh itself. They renew the spirit. Being too serious or heavy takes away from our playful, joyful self - it also keeps your spirit from expanding. No matter how old you are, you will be young … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways to Reclaim Your Power (and Stop Giving It Away)

Believe in yourself

Thanks to guest blogger, Ava Diamond I’ve been spending a lot of my time lately talking with women entrepreneurs. I love these conversations, because the women I talk with are passionate and excited about the difference they can make — but they are often getting in their own way. They know they want to get out and speak. They know they have an important message to share. They know they can help people and improve their lives. But they’re holding themselves back. They think … [Read more...]