The Truth about HOW and Creativity

Dawn at Cobbler Corner Farm

Here’s the truth: HOW is not that important. In many cases, thinking too much about HOW can actually block the creative process and get you stuck. When presented with an issue, most of us default to something we have been taught, a specific approach that worked in the past. But what happens when this approach […]

They Say Frescoe Has “Leadership Presence” – Why?

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Frescoe strolled into the arena, glanced briefly at the group, and proceeded to explore the space while sniffing the ground. The group was riveted to his every move. They had not met him before, but I asked them to describe his personality based on what they were observing and feeling. “He’s confident.” “Sure of himself.” […]

Strip Down for Success – Business Advice from a Horse


It’s almost Spring and my horse Cali reminded me that it’s a good time to start shedding and stripping down. Yes, losing a few pounds would be good but that’s not what I’m talking about. It’s about shedding those built-up meaningless layers of excess stuff and getting back to the truth in your work. It’s […]

Take RISKS for Success!


Organizing receipts and files for tax season can be daunting. Cold hard facts stare you down sparking mixed emotions. A stab of fear. The warmth of joy. Date-by-date, a reality check on the truth of your commitment, impact and influence at a moment in time. Each expense a reminder of your dedication and your willingness […]

Wisdom from the Winter Wetland

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Wetlands are one of the most biologically diverse and productive ecosystems on earth. Their transformative properties can alter the chemical composition of substances including pollutants. They often serve as transition zones between open waters or rivers and terra firma. They are magical places. I studied wetland ecology as part of my Master’s Degree many years […]

Empower Sustainable Success!

The Road to Sustainability?

Long-term success in business and life is based on sustainability – the ability to meet present and future needs and desires. It’s a dynamic state and requires reflection, adjustment, and repositioning to stay in balance. To be a thriving, happy success, you must pay attention to your own sustainability as well as that of your […]

Focus on Process NOT Goal!

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After years of setting goals, talking about goals, helping others achieve goals, and achieving many of my own goals, I’ve decided that we have been focusing on the WRONG thing. It’s really NOT about the goal. What matters most is the PROCESS that you create and follow to achieve the goal. If you have an […]

A True Miracle for an Old Dog

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Today my heart is full with faith in my fellow man. As I was driving to town this morning, an old dog staggered onto the road in front of me. He was a skinny thing, Labx, every rib visible, and he appeared to be blind. I pulled over to see if he had a tag. […]


The Road to Sustainability?

To get want you really want in life and business, you must take a LEAP of FAITH. A leap of faith declares to the universe, “I believe in ME and I deserve to have what I want!” It demonstrates your commitment to your desire. It feels exhilarating. And super scary. You know when you’re on […]


Golden Tree of Prosperity

Fall is a great time to plan for 2015 and I’m doing a lot of planning to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals. A good plan starts with a vision of what you want. What do YOU want? Is it clear? Many folks struggle with this question – they are unsure. But, they are CERTAIN about […]


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We just adopted a new dog. In the process, I discovered that I had been holding on to LIMITING BELIEFS and assumptions that were holding me back and trapping my freedom. But I had NO IDEA. Really. In the spirit of Independence Day, I want to share my experience with you. Beware, something similar may […]

Fear NOT Your POWER!


“Fear Not Your Power.” This phrase came to me in meditation one morning. As the words settled into my consciousness, tiny tears welled in my eyes. I was reminded of the numerous times in the past that I had ignored the stirring in my heart to leap out and take a risk, to break the […]