How to Practice Self-Reflection This Year

Events that cause a nation to stop in its tracks are rare.  We refer to them as “watershed moments.”  Decades later, you’ll still recall the event as if it happened yesterday.  We are going through a watershed moment.  A tipping point, forcing Americans to look in the mirror.  While confronting the ugliness embedded in our lives and culture is not a positive experience, it is an opportunity for profound change—if we take it. The recent events have challenged me to look for blind spots in my life where bias, prejudice, and privilege have crept in.  We all have blind spots, but awareness leads to change. The practice of Self-reflection is a helpful for revealing our blind spots.  We should live to promote equality, justice, and …

3 Ways to Finally Commit to the Career Change You’ve Been Dreaming About

How many times have you said you were going to leave the job that makes you miserable, burned out and empty only to give up after hitting a roadblock or rough patch? We’ve all done this, started out with the best of intentions but we quit trying and end up right where we started or worse.  We end up feeling defeated and telling ourselves we’re a failure. Or we justify staying where we are because we question whether the change is worth it. We rationalize that we have a good-paying job, it’s stable, there’s financial security, it’s a good company, it’s an impressive place to work, etc. Why does this happen? Why is it so difficult to stick with a …

10 Core Values of a Lasting Relationship

Building a successful relationship takes dedication. There are untold life situations that can spring up, and test the strength and unity of your partnership. Having compatible core values will provide you with the necessary strength and camaraderie to be able to navigate through those stumbling blocks together. Imagine a passenger getting on a train. Now imagine that the train is headed for San Diego, and the passenger wants to go to Sacramento. The passenger is going to be quite disappointed when he realizes that he’s arrived in San Diego, and not at his destination of choice. Both the train and the passenger need to be headed in the same direction for successful travel. The same holds true for relationships. Similar …

4 Steps to Unleashing the Power of Your Personal Mission Statement

You may have come across many different types of statements in your life. But there is no statement more important than your personal mission statement. It is the statement that defines who you are; it is your “personal brand”. If you have not heard of it before, it is in short, 1-5 sentences that describe your values and aspirations. Writing a personal mission statement is a habit adopted by many successful people and if you want to be successful, you should do it as well. It guides your daily decisions, as well as provides you with a vision for the future. In this article, I want to show you how to use this hack which once employed, will change your …