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Setting Goals That Energize You

As you start writing down your goals for the new year, stop for a moment and ask yourself these questions:

1. What needs to happen this year to make you feel successful,  personally and professionally?

What are the outcome you want to see this year? Are you planning to create  more time for yourself, time with the family, dreaming of traveling to a foreign country, have more energy and vitality or  want to be more successful in your business or career?

How do you measure your success – by your freedom of time, your life style  or by your bank balance? Read more

Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure can hold us back. It will create inertia; we will be spinning, afraid to take a step. What if I do something I have never done before and it turns out to be a mistake?

All is Fair in Love and War

You have heard the saying: “All is Fair in Love and War”. The Oxford dictionary interprets this phrase as “all’s fair in love and war (saying) in some situations any type of behavior is acceptable to get what you want”. The quote traces its origin back to John Lyly’s ‘Euphues’ (1578). The quote was “The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war. ” John Lyly was a Renaissance English poet and playwright.

So what rules then, apply in dating?

I was coaching a client who was ready for a committed relationship and was complaining that there were ‘just players out there’. I wondered if this was true? Who are those players, are all men players? Is dating a game?

I set out to learn more about dating and the rules. There is a plethora of books out there, some advice goes back to the 50’s ‘The Rules’ and some are written by women ‘Why Men Like Bitches’ and some by men ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’.
The common thread, the common message in all of these is: Love yourself. Know what you want. Decide what you are willing to negotiate and what is non-negotiable. Come from a feeling of self-worth. Honor and stand by your values and find out what his/her values are. Read more