A step up or a stumbling block? Your actions will decide

Today I want to talk about one of the 12 pillars of a Truly Amazing Life that is a major stumbling block for many people. There are ALL SORTS of issues surrounding this pillar, that lead us into vicious cycles that end up in discouragement, self-loathing, and depression. But it doesn’t have to make you Read More…

How to read a LOT more books (and a lot faster)

I wish I knew who to thank, but I can’t remember who inspired this. Nevertheless, one TAL Family member mentioned in passing that they love to listen to their Kindle books…instead of reading them. Well…I often prefer audio also, because I can read so much more. Like on my morning run…I love listening to books Read More…

“Circumstance does not make the man” (or woman)

Hi! If you haven’t read the book “As a man thinketh” by James Allen lately I highly recommend that you do. It’s really short, and really powerful. It’s a unique book on my desk in that nearly every page is at least half covered in yellow highlighting, then underlining in various colors, then thoughts in Read More…

Fear is your target

One of our TAL Family members Raymond has been seeing good results going through the ‘Believe’ Module of 5 Minute Mental Mastery…but he just asked a really great question: === “I’m still trying to overcome the fear that comes when I need to make crucial decision. Do you have a way that I can practice Read More…

Is it a daily challenge to not be sad?

A little while ago on of our TAL Family members Pauline raised an interesting question and followed it up with a powerful insight. === My biggest challenge is to be happy. I don’t have a reason not to be, but it’s like I have this cloud over me that causes me to be moody, maybe Read More…

What do you do with ‘overwhelm’?

You haven’t heard from me as regularly lately, partly due to travel, and mostly because I allowed myself to get overwhelmed by the commitments I took on. Overwhelm is not my ideal state. So this is a letter to me from me. May not apply to you right now…but I’d be curious if you can Read More…

Good reminders from people who had it worse

I just finished listening to the book ‘Unbroken‘ and was left with a couple deep impressions: Louis Zamperini strengthened my already deep commitment to the belief that everything is conspiring for my benefit. He declared after all that he faced that everything happens for our ultimate good, and that is powerful coming from him. If Read More…

Why I hate positivity sometimes

Do you find yourself resisting positive messages sometimes? Like not wanting to open my emails or read positive blog posts? Or avoiding people you know are generally positive and happy? You’re not alone…I don’t want to open my own emails sometimes! Seriously…I don’t. Like when I’m not feeling amazing…too many tasks, behind on some commitment Read More…

Which mountain should you climb?

Yesterday I saw a virtual mountain of work ahead of me for the week and no clear way to do it all. SO I FROZE. Literally…couldn’t function properly at all…found minutes and hours just slipping by with mindless work in front of my computer screen.   You know the feeling I’m sure…overwhelm…lack of clarity…BLAH. Finally Read More…

Do you know how to smile and be optimistic?

Can you relate to this TAL Family Member Jamie B.? My number 1 biggest challenge in living the amazing life that I want is myself. I feel like I’m negative and irritable most of the time and it’s driving me crazy, but I don’t know how to smile and be optimistic. I appreciate the open Read More…