Accountability

The Power Of Accountability Accountability – “the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.”  It’s a word that strikes fear into the heart of the comfort zone!  It’s easy to stay in our comfort zone and not experience any personal growth when there’s no one there to call us out on it. Accountability works. That’s… Continue reading Accountability

Fear Of The Unknown

What’s The Worst That Could Happen? Often the thing we’re most afraid of and that keeps us firmly in our comfort zone is the unknown. Once we know what we’re dealing with it’s a lot less scary and easier to make a plan and take action. Make this work to your advantage by asking yourself… Continue reading Fear Of The Unknown

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone Into The Realm Of Possibility

Stepping out of your comfort zone isn’t easy. But there’s good news. You don’t have to go way out of it to benefit from it. Making it to the edges of your comfort zone and stretching it just a bit or stepping out just over the edges or outer limits is all it takes. I… Continue reading Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone Into The Realm Of Possibility

Why Do We Create Comfort Zones?

We create comfort zones out of necessity. They help us get into routines and limit stress. The end result is a relative increase of productivity and a feeling of safety and stability. In other words, comfort zones are a good thing. We just don’t want to lock ourselves in them. Think of your comfort zone… Continue reading Why Do We Create Comfort Zones?

Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” -Napoleon Hill As you read through these posts, I… Continue reading Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone

Goal Setting

  Set Attainable Goals – If you set your sights too high, you are more likely to fail. It’s ok to have one big goal but break it into smaller attainable goals to work towards. Completing these smaller goals will keep you motivated no matter how long it takes you to reach the final big… Continue reading Goal Setting

Time Management

Time to Get Organized – Set up a filing system, get a calendar and keep it updated, throw out your unnecessary junk. Once the initial work is done, all you have to do is maintain the organized systems. Don’t want to do it yourself? Pay one of your teens to do it for you. Time… Continue reading Time Management

15 Minutes

Create Daily Me Time – Once you understand that taking time out for yourself is a contribution then it’s time to schedule it. It is important to keep your integrity to yourself when declaring your “me” time. Set aside some time daily. If you are like most, this may seem near impossible; but guess what?… Continue reading 15 Minutes

Setbacks

Dealing With Setbacks In A Positive Way No matter how hard you work on personal development, on positive thinking, and on how good you get at coming up with creative solutions to any problems and roadblocks you encounter, there will be a time when things simply don’t work out. Life isn’t all roses and sunshine.… Continue reading Setbacks

Have Fun

Having Fun Helps Cultivate Positive & Creative Thinking   A few days ago, we talked about the culture at Google and how it promotes creative thinking. One of the things you hear again and again is how much fun it is to work there. As it turns out, having fun is an important part of… Continue reading Have Fun