Chianti – The Time is Now!

The image many Americans had of insipid Chianti in a straw covered bottle full of low grade juice took a long time to recover from. For too long a period, most of the Chianti in the United States was cheap and barely drinkable. The past decade or so, changes in wine...

Plans – When to Stick it and When to Bail.

Persistence and stick-to-it-ness. I am a huge believer in staying the course, making sure you put the time in to achieve your goal. That said, sometimes we have to abandon our plan A and go with plan B. How do you know when? So tough to decide. However, there are...

Should you talk about Your Plans and Dreams?

Talk About Your Plans and Dreams? Some people believe that going ‘public’ with their plans to do something, write a book, take dance lessons, lose weight etc, help as it firms their commitment. That seems to be a reasonable assumption if you are the type...

SELF DOUBT & CONFIDENCE

There’s no magic to defeat self-doubt and increase your self-confidence.  Confidence is built step by step; finding the courage to take action despite your fears. A smart way to do this is by cutting back bigger goals into smaller ‘bite size’ actions. Each...

Constancy

There are a couple of factors that are fundamental to success. One factor is constancy – the practice of continuing to show up and having the best attitude you can muster. Some days, its easy, you’re energized, the universe is aligned with you, the coffee...

Habits – How to Break Them and Make New Ones

Habitual Behavior We all engage in forms of habitual behavior.  Unfortunately the ritualized, unthinking things we do create impediments to change and growth. Instead of being preprogrammed and robotic in our daily lives, we need to get outside our comfort zones.  We...