Ever have that feeling of powerful opposition to doing something you know you want to do? The feeling that stops you from getting your butt to the gym, cleaning out your chaotic closet, or finally signing up for the...
Last year I was reading about a German billionaire who, after losing a good chunk of his wealth in a bad investment, ended his life. The day he committed suicide, he was still a billionaire, albeit a less well-off and...
I used to marvel at self help authors with books coming out year after year. Mixed with my curiosity to check out the contents, I also had a deep, niggling feeling of, "Ugh! Another book about stuff I know about! I could soooo do...
“I'd like a 20 percent increase in my base salary and a review of my stock option allocation, please.”   My heart was beating quickly, but my demeanor was calm. I was talking to my boss after a stellar sales...
“Susie, the boss would like to see you.” My heart seized in my chest.   “This is it!” I thought to myself. I’m getting promoted! I was naive, ambitious, and a tad cocky when I started out in my career. I joined...
I got a thank you card from a client this month. I pinned it to my vision board because I loved the image so much. It was a picture of an aeroplane wing in the clouds taken from a...
“That isn’t how you make Yorkshire pudding. No way!” Yikes. This was a conversation I overhead in a pub when in the UK last month visiting my mum. Us Brits love Yorkshire pudding and therefore we can be territorial over our recipes....
"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague. Um, how should I answer that? Yes, I’m an optimist. I laugh a lot. My glass is half...
Many people have asked me over the years what things make me happy and how I always manage to stay that way, so I wanted to share some of my secrets (life hacks, if you will) that keep me overall...

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