Live a Life You Love

The Boomerang Effect

I was sitting in my car at a gas station on the corner of a busy intersection watching the line of cars stopped at a stoplight. Two teen-aged boys sat in the first car stopped at the light. The teenager in the passenger seat threw a pop can out of his window. Immediately after, the driver in the car behind the teens jumped out of his vehicle, picked up the pop can, tossed it back through the teenager’s window and got back into his car. The light turned green and they all drove away.

The whole scene fascinated me and… Read More

Are We There Yet? A Cure for “Destination Impatience”

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” If you have children, you likely have first-hand experience with just how impatient they can be when it comes to traveling. Or perhaps you can remember the impatience you felt as a child during a long trip. Now that you’re all grown up, the big question is: Are you still impatient on the journey?

Many of us have carried this “destination impatience” forward into adulthood. When we’re in school, we can’t wait to graduate. When we graduate, we can’t wait to work. When we work, we can’t wait to work somewhere else, find… Read More

The Power to Create the Best You

In his book For One More Day, Mitch Albom writes, “I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes. ‘The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,’ he said. ‘You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.’” That’s good advice to remember.

It’s easy to value, accept, and care about yourself “on the way up,”… Read More

Three Questions to Help You Get Unstuck and Move Forward

I was jetting around the waters of Key West, Florida in a two-seat mini race-boat on my way to check out a marine sanctuary, when the boat came upon a sandbar and the boat’s propeller got stuck.

The guide, whom I’d been following, called over to the man driving my boat and told him to turn off the motor and walk to the front of the boat. That way, the propeller would be lifted out of the sand. As instructed, the six-foot tall and roughly 240-pound driver of my boat got out of his seat andRead More

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

I took a walk on the “wild” side in Los Cabos, Mexico a couple of weeks ago. I had the opportunity to explore Cabo’s Wild Canyon and, as I scanned the property, I saw the longest hanging bridge I’d ever seen. The distance it spanned was greater than any bridge I’d even imagined.

Turns out this hanging bridge, which stretches over the Los Cabos Canyon, is 1,082 feet long and made of wood. It was an incredible sight and looking at it I said, “I am not walking across that!” But, because it looked so impressive, I decided to at… Read More

Forgot Why You Came?

Have you ever walked into a room—specifically to do something—and then forgot why you entered the room in the first place? Most of us have had it happen at one time or another.

Why does it happen?

In this next video, you’ll discover the answer . . . and, chances are, it’s not the reason you think!

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Think back to a time when you forgot why you entered a room.

In the comment section here, tell us: What did you say to yourself in the past when you forgot why you… Read More

Keep Moving Forward

When you plant a seed, it takes a while to see growth. The same is true in your life. Even when you can’t see any visible changes, where you continue to fertilize and water, an immense root system is developing. That magnificent root system will support your monumental growth. However, where you don’t see results as quickly as you’d like, you may feel like giving up.

This Asian Bamboo species could inspire you to keep moving forward. After five years of watering and fertilizing the seed of this particular species of bamboo, only a minusculeRead More

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

An Australian palliative-care nurse named Bronnie Ware spent several years counseling individuals during the last 12 weeks of their lives. During the time she spent with them, she compiled their thoughts into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. These top five regrets were:

#5. I wish that I’d let myself be happier.

#4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

#3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

#2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

What was the number one regret of the dying?

#1. I wish I’d had… Read More

Forgot Why You Came?

Have you ever walked into a room with a purpose only to forget what that purpose was when you entered the room We’ve all had it happen. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor, Gabriel Radvansky, has discovered the reasonwhy it occurs.

It’s called an “event boundary.” The doorway you walk through acts as a mental trigger to separate the thoughts you had in the previous room. It causes your mind to compartmentalize those thoughts making it difficult to remember why you entered the next room.

Understanding why things happen the way they do can help you to break through beliefs… Read More

You are Capable

*An Excerpt from The Keys: Open the Door to True Empowerment and Infinite Possibilities

You are capable of doing anything you want to in this lifetime. In fact, right now, list five things you’ve already accomplished in your life of which you’re most proud. What are your five greatest achievements? You know what they are; you know what your past successes and accolades have been. You’ve succeeded in the past. That proves you are capable of succeeding in the future.

You have a life of options and opportunities—we all do. You’re capable of seizing those opportunities and doing what it… Read More