1 Easy Method for Consistently Scoring Your Wheel of Life Categories

 
Do your monthly Wheel of Life scores look more like a record of your mood swings on the the 30th of the month than an actual record of how well you're doing in each category?

When you don't have a framework or criteria from which to measure your results, your self-scoring can end up being all over the place, based on how you were feeling when you did your monthly dashboard review. 

For example, if you just landed a big new client - your scores may have been high in the 'mission" category. If you lost said client, maybe the scores went down - even though your overall sales were higher.

How do you know how to score yourself each month so that the scores show real progress (or lack thereof)?

How do you ensure the scores are useful?

You need a framework for your scores so there is consistency in what they mean and what to do about it.

I light up when I am helping people make progress toward achieving the life they really want.

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Guess who got the last laugh in this Terminator story

Uncategorized Jun 11, 2019
 
We are what we think we are.

You can't be it, if you can't see it. Your life is limited to your vision. If you want to change your life, you must change your vision of your life.

In the 70's, Arnold Schwarzenegger had reached the peak of his bodybuilding career and then decided to retire. Back then he was not as famous as now. In 1976 a journalist asked him:

Now that you have retired from the bodybuilding scene, what do you plan to do next?

Schwarzenegger smiled and calmly replied "I'm going to be a movie star in Hollywood."

The reporter was surprised and rather amused by Schwarzenegger's plans. He couldn't imagine how this huge bodybuilder with his poor English and his Austrian accent could hope to be a Hollywood movie star.

"And how do plan to make this dream come true?" the reporter asked.

"The same way I became the most famous bodybuilder in the world."

"I will create a vision of who I want to be, and then I will start living like that person in my mind as if it were already...

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This Tool Makes Goal Setting Tidier than Marie Kondo's Sock Drawer

Uncategorized Jun 03, 2019
 
Starting to notice that life isn't all you wanted or expected?

Most of us spend more time planning vacations than our lives.

Maybe you set some random goals but you're just going through the motions and none of it seems to tie together.

Maybe you love to plan but sometimes get lost in the details, get off track, get overwhelmed, or don't know how to break it all down.

You don't have to spend 40 bucks to be in the "overachievers" club just to get some clunky binder to write your goals in.

You need a place to record your "one day" big goals, plot your big moves, and break it down into manageable steps.

I created a new tool for you to help with that very thing!

No woo-woo. YOUR goals. YOUR why. YOUR plans. All in one place.

Use the Personal Evolution Dashboard to dare to dream, create your action plan and spring into action like your favorite superhero. [Cape sold separately.]

Watch the video to learn more and see it in action.

Go from "someday" to "on it" so you can live the...

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Moment With Mom: She Anticipated My Needs

Uncategorized May 07, 2019
Mom was always bringing me things I liked…even though I didn’t ask for them.

Usually it was something I didn’t know I wanted until after she gave it to me; stuff I wouldn’t have purchased on my own at the time. For example, a matching set of cereal bowls and coffee cups, a trivet for the kitchen counter, a wreath for the front door. She was thoughtful that way.

It’s as if she could see around corners.
She could see into the future and anticipate my needs.
What if we did that with our clients/customers? Work teams/boss? Spouse? Kids? What if we were “thoughtful” of the ones who need us most?
 
Instead of starting your week or day just handling whatever comes up - putting out fires - what if you deliberately set an intention for being your best and highest self when and where needed the most?
 
Those who do that, consistently, are happier, more successful, and more fulfilled...
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Moments With Mom: "You're Ambitious."

Uncategorized Apr 29, 2019
“You have more ambition in your little finger than she will ever have.”
 
That was Mom’s response when she heard me comparing myself to someone else.
 
Me. Ambitious?
 
“You could be in management one day if you want to."
 
We often don’t see what we have in ourselves.
 
We’re too close. Sometimes it takes someone we love and respect to point things out to us. 
 
Mom saw leadership potential in me. It opened the door for me to see myself as leader.
 
Ideas like that are like outfits. You can try it on (in your mind’s eye) and see how it fits.
 
“Yes. I like this one. I’ll take it.” Or “no thanks, I don’t care for this one.”
 
I have assumed many leadership roles over the years - in my career, non-profit organizations, civic organizations, etc. It feels natural. I never doubted my ability to lead. To do so would feel absurd. 
 
I saw myself in...
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Moments With Mom: She Helped Shape My Identity

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2019
I lost my Mom on March 26th. It was a Tuesday morning, early, when I got the call. It had been a four month battle with cancer, complicated by advanced Alzheimer’s.
 
"Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. It takes your loved ones long before they’re gone.” That’s what Mom said when Grandma died of Alzheimer's. She was right - as usual. Truth be told, I lost my Mom a little at the time over the years due to the memory loss. And it’s not just memory loss - it’s a loss of mannerisms, logic, and ways of being. She changed little by little. But I choose not to focus on that.
 
I’d rather celebrate her life because she was an amazing woman, wife, mother, friend, and employee.
 
The essence of her was there right up until the end.
 
One day I was sitting by her bed reading so I could visit with her in between naps. During that visit I showed her my spiffy red suede boots complete with a buckle and a neatly shaped...
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Four Truths to Cut the Clutter in Goal Setting

goal-setting goals Jan 07, 2019

I absolutely LOVE this time of the year. It's a clean slate and FULL of possibilities.

My idea of a fun New Year's Eve is to totally geek out on setting goals, creating a vision board, and setting high expectations for the coming year. #Truth

Yet, setting goals can sometimes bring with it pressure. Pressure for it to be the "right" goal. Pressure for it to be "big enough." Reasonable. Scary. Specific. Measurable. Multiple goals. Yes - Must have goals in every area of my life.  And...and...and...UGH! How in the world will I do all this? Overwhelm! Just forget it!

Sound Familiar?

I hope the following brings you smooth sailing to create goals that inspire you, not overwhelm you. 

The Four Truths are...

Put your goals on paper.

All important goals need to be written down, preferably in your own handwriting.

If you try to remember it all in your head you will create an endless loop of discussion. It's a disaster waiting to happen. If you can't remember what you had...

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Secrets of Effective Communicators: Profiling Crystal

Uncategorized Dec 03, 2018
 

The Biggest Secret of Effective Communicators is...

They  communicate with others in the style THEY prefer, not their own style.

Consider this Communication Profiler School. We'll be looking at four distinct behavioral styles so you can identify the style and adapt your own behavior to elevate your A game in the communication arena.

In this video, I will profile CRYTAL, who is conscientious, task-oriented and has an appreciation for established protocols and standards.

Then I'll teach you how bring some balance and flexibility into your behavioral style if YOU are a Crystal and how to adapt to a Crystal if she sounds like someone you work with.

What you need to know before watching the profile.

  1. There is no "right" or "wrong" profile. One profile isn't better or worse than another. They all have strengths and soft spots.
  2. We are all a blend of all four styles. You are not one personality type. We all have some degree of...
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Secrets of Effective Communicators: Profiling Scott

 

Remember...

The Biggest Secret of Effective Communicators is that they  communicate with others in the style THEY prefer, not their own style.

Consider this Communication Profiler School. We'll be looking at four distinct behavioral styles.

In this video, I will profile SCOTT, who is a warm, steady, reliable type and an outstanding team player.

Then I'll teach you how bring some balance and flexibility into your behavioral style if YOU are a Scott and how to adapt to a Scot if he sounds like someone you work with.

What you need to know before watching the profile.

  1. There is no "right" or "wrong" profile. One profile isn't better or worse than another. They all have strengths and soft spots.
  2. We are all a blend of all four styles. You are not one personality type. We all have some degree of each of the four behavioral styles.
  3. I'll be describing the extreme end of the spectrum in each of these behavioral...
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Secrets of Effective Communicators: Profiling Iris

 

Remember...

The Biggest Secret of Effective Communicators is that they  communicate with others in the style THEY prefer, not their own style.

Consider this Communication Profiler School. We'll be looking at four distinct behavioral styles.

In this video, I will profile IRIS who is a influencer type with profound persuasiveness skills.

Then I'll teach you how smooth out your rough edges if YOU are an Iris and how to adapt to an Iris if she sounds like someone you work with.

What you need to know before watching the profile.

  1. There is no "right" or "wrong" profile. One profile isn't better or worse than another. They all have strengths and soft spots.
  2. We are all a blend of all four styles. You are not one personality type. We all have some degree of each of the four behavioral styles.
  3. I'll be describing the extreme end of the spectrum in each of these behavioral styles.

Throughout this series I will describe each style to help you...

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