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Practice is Not a Consolation Prize

Practice is Not a Consolation Prize

When I started my unlikely–somewhat ironic–career as a professional speaker with a speech impediment, one of my primary goals was making millions of dollars, FAST.  Looking back on this time, my primary motivation wasn’t joy, but a desire to:  PROVE I could...
Post Success Funk

Post Success Funk

IS THERE A WAY YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO FEEL AFTER A BIG SUCCESS such as landing a dream job, getting married, or a major career accomplishment?How will the Post Big-Success days compare to the day of the Big-Success? I’m contemplating these questions myself because last...
Ashtray Twenties

Ashtray Twenties

I am the only child of two magnificent parents and always have felt very well taken care of.  I remember in high school when I was just beginning to drive on my own, Mom would often “hide” twenty dollar bills in the car in case I needed money while I was...
How To Super EmPower Yourself

How To Super EmPower Yourself

Looking back on it now, I realize that for years I felt my disability trapped me into a life I didn’t want to lead. During these years I felt if only I didn’t have a disability my life would instantly improve.  Since my disability is the result of a birth injury which...
Focus on the Finish

Focus on the Finish

The zenith of my running days were in high school when I ran cross country in the fall and track in the spring.  I tried hard, but never was the fastest.  More often, I finished toward the back of the pack.   Still, I prided myself on always finishing...
YOU Are Your Greatest Super Power

YOU Are Your Greatest Super Power

My mission is to remind my audiences, clients and readers that they have the power to move forward in their lives.  This is my mission because, whereas I felt stuck in my life for so long, I now feel great joy in its place with the energy and drive to keep moving...
Do You Have Party Pooper Thoughts?

Do You Have Party Pooper Thoughts?

My flight is good, a little late but good.  I spy my suitcase the instant I set eyes on the luggage carousel.  It’s always wonderful to see my parents.  We dine at the amazing Parker’s Bistro which we’ve loved since they opened.  Right as we walk in, I see a lovely...