Do What Comes Naturally

My career as a professional speaker began when I was about seven years old. I’d gather all the children in the neighborhood and make them sit in rows in our driveway so that I could speak to them! Later, in the eighth grade, I heard that the local 4-H Club had a...

The Power of Being Present

This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you. Hafiz Sometimes we get so involved thinking about the past or the future that we simply forget what’s going on right in front of us. At times like these, I find it valuable to remember the advice...

Trusting Your Vision

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. –Henry David Thoreau A vision is something that has been seen. It may be a fantasy you had at a young age that never let go, or a...

Success Principle #1 – Intention

I was fried. I had once loved my job leading business-writing seminars. But after too many days standing in front of corporate managers from 8:00 to 5:00, entertaining them, educating them and practically willing them to write better-well, it had gotten old. And the...

Women and Success

Is the quest for success wearing you out? We women may be from Venus, but in our desire to have it all, we have been spending way too much time on Mars! We have bought into the idea that success is about the bottom line, financial achievement, status and winning. We...

Women and Success

Is the quest for success wearing you out? We women may be from Venus, but in our desire to have it all, we have been spending way too much time on Mars! We have bought into the idea that success is about the bottom line, financial achievement, status and winning. We...