Let Your Light Shine

You’re on a journey… not just to discover the light shining within you, but to let it out and let it shine. That moment when you discover who you really are and why you’re really here—your ultimate, individual “why”—and then align your life so that you’re living it… it’s absolutely glorious. To you and to everybody else.

Discover the light within

You are capable of greatness. In fact, it is already within you. You just need to discover it, and then work to bring your life into alignment so that your life’s mission and your life become one and the same. That’s when you’ll shine. That’s when you’ll experience full joy and fulfillment, when you’re actions align to your purpose. We can help.

What you need to know to find meaning in life and work

It amazes me how many people I talk to, even those well into advanced, seemingly rewarding careers, are actually not happy. Is this you? Have you found yourself thinking recently about how much you’d rather be doing something else? Do you know someone who is currently going through this?

Change blindness, and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome

Things rarely happen “all of a sudden.” They happen incrementally, by degrees; slowly, over time. The problem is, we usually don’t see them happening until “all of a sudden” it’s too late.

Are you failing on a regular basis?

People tend to view failure as weakness. But I think it’s the other way around. If struggles make you stronger, what does it mean if you’ve stopped struggling?

Lindsey Vonn – Olympic example

The inspiring story of Lindsey Vonn. Who didn’t start out as the most naturally gifted skier. But she was committed and put in the time and effort she needed to become the most successful American woman skier.

Finding your own personal sweet spot

COP is an acronym where each letter stands for “Competency,” “Opportunity,” and “Passion,” where they all intersect is the sweet spot, the area in your life/career that you will be the happiest and be at your very best.

The blessed nature of simplicity

Life seems to have become focused on how much more you can take on. How much more you can do. How much more you can acquire. All too often, we mistake complexity for progress.

Stop trying to be someone you’re not

At this moment, is anything trying to pull you into being someone you’re not? For in reality, the more you try to become someone you’re not, the sillier you look.

That’s not my job

That kind of “no problem, it’s my job” approach is an inspiration in a day when so many are finding excuses to say “that’s not my job.”

A psalm of life

A PSALM OF LIFE articles A Psalm of LifeHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the […]

The Builders

An inspiring poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about how we are the builders of life.

It is what you make of it

One of the greatest gifts we’ve been given in life is the ability to create. Each of us has been given our own set of blocks. What will you do with your blocks?

Be merciful to me, a fool

Sometimes we do things that cause damage. Sometimes it’s to ourselves, sometimes it’s to others, and often it’s unintentional. What matters most is that you correct your course early and often, humbly making amends as much as possible.

Gravity’s lesson on influence (watch your environment)

Gravity’s lesson on influence (watch your environment) Yesterday’s experience at the car dealership caused me to reflect on a principle I’ve often taught and thought about. It’s the power of gravity. Gravitation is the natural phenomenon by which all objects with mass attract each other. Every object in our environment exerts a force upon us. […]

Placebo – the power of belief

This “placebo effect” has become well documented over time, and much research has been done on it. The phenomenal reality of this effect is that when patients BELIEVE they will get better, somehow they do.

Don’t stare in your rear-view mirror

Past is past. It’s behind you; let it stay. Let your past stay behind you, leaving your attention and your energies free to focus on the road ahead.