13 Reasons Why Success In Life Is Not About Luck

Success Not About Luck

Successful people already know that success in life is not about luck, and they know this because of how they achieved success. They had a passion, mapped out the course, and followed it. If for some reason it wasn’t working, they investigated the “why” and created another direction. They knew when to quit and create another avenue, or even to create a completely new path.  Look up successful people and you will see this pattern. Look how many times it took Thomas Edison to perfect the light bulb: 10,000 attempts before he perfected it.    Though not in any particular…

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How To Cope With Family Drama Without Falling Apart

Coping with Family Drama

Believe it or not, you most often you really can cope with family drama without falling apart. And even more than that, you can turn conflict into a productive conversation that results in the family effectively dealing with the issues at hand. Really! It’s not magic! If you are dealing with a toxic family member, no worries. You can still find a way to set healthy boundaries to deal with toxicity.  If you are the toxic family member then pay attention to how you might be negatively affecting your family and what you can do to move forward in a…

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Where Does Self-Image Come From?

Self-Image vs Self-Esteem

Self-image comes from how we view ourselves and how we appear to others. But it is more than just that. How does our self-image differ from our self-esteem? First, let’s take a look at Webster’s Dictionary on the true meaning of self-image. Websters Dictionary defines “Self-Image” as “one’s conception of oneself or one’s role.”  But is self-image different than our self-esteem? And how does each occur? What does our self-image do for us? And can we improve our self-image if we don’t like it? Self-Image, Self-Esteem and True Self are not the same, but they are all related to one…

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How To Turn Failure Into Success – The Easy Way

Defining “failure” is an individual choice we all have. It can define us or we learn from it. Webster’s Dictionary defines “failure” as “ failing to perform a duty or expected action.” Or “ lack of success”, and finally “a falling short: a deficiency”. Is it a failure if we are trying to do something we don’t enjoy? Or if we are experimenting and we do not reach our original goal? Would Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison see themselves as a failure? Or would they see their experiments as falling short of their end goal which they would one day…

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Design Your Perfect Life in 2019 – Create Your Own Vision Board

Vision Board

Tired of never fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions? Create a Vision Board to reprogram your subconscious mind and attract what you consciously want. We attract experiences that match our subconscious beliefs. We need to experience the world in a way that makes sense to our subconscious beliefs about how the world works. If we expect failure or disappointment, we will usually experience failure or disappointment. If we expect success or happiness, we will usually achieve it. If we strongly believe that we will not get a good job, we probably won’t.   Our beliefs are very strong and powerful. If…

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How To Avoid Holiday Burnout, FOMO, Ghosting, and Family Dysfunction

Xmas Bulldog

How will you avoid Holiday Burnout this year? Some people travel to a faraway island. Others fear missing out on “the best” party of the year, or worse yet, not being invited! Still, others will hibernate and not answer their phone. This year, make sure your holiday experience comes from what you want, not what you need to avoid. Holidays are a tough time and many people suffer holiday burnout. For some, it is about the family dysfunction that rears its ugly head each year. For others, it’s about money and avoiding the obligation to buy a lot of gifts. And…

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When Bad Things Happen to Innocent People

Bad Things Innocent People

At least two different heinous crimes of violence involving a group of innocent people have recently been reported in the news: one was in a synagogue in Philadelphia and the other was in a country music bar in California. This is just 13 months after the Las Vegas massacre that took the lives of 58 people. Each day seems to bring new reports of violence in your hometown, or in the nation, or overseas. It can be overwhelming to listen to this news and not be consumed with these horrific events of violence. Often, in times like this, we experience…

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Pushy People: How To Avoid Getting Pushed Into A Corner

Pushy People seem to push you into a corner to get what they want. They are relentless and have no regard for your feelings until they get exactly what they want. Pushy People “appear” to be oblivious to the responses that do not fit their own agenda or desire. Regardless of what you say or try to defend or explain, they always have a “comeback” response to your answers or requests. Pushy People seem to “logically” defend their position, but it always seems to benefit them more than you. I call them “CORNER PEOPLE” because they seem to back people…

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Two Precious Gifts From Father To Daughter: Not What You Think!

Precious Gifts

A father is the gateway to his daughter’s future relationships with boys and eventually men or women. What are these precious gifts from father to daughter? When we think of child-rearing we often think of supporting the family through steady employment or cooking healthy meals for them. Keeping them clothed and medically cared for. We also can think beyond the basics. For example, reading them bedtime stories or having certain traditions during bath time. Or taking them on family vacations and helping them with homework. But these things are not the most important gifts: A Father’s Most Precious Gift to…

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Teen Discipline Driving You Crazy? This Proven Method Really Works!

Can’t teach your teen discipline? Do they refuse to perform the simplest chores? Do they consistently fail to do their homework? Think they will NEVER learn responsibility? Then follow this sure-fire system of earned privileges that we created for use in one of the first Emancipation Training Centers in the US. This positive parenting system will teach your teen responsibility and how the real world works. The real world is about meeting expectations and working through the challenges we experience in life that enable us to grow and to take necessary risks. We learn that failure happens and we can…

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