Jane Austen’s Top Ten Quotes for 21st Century Women

She writes about women and money. She illuminates how difficult it is to be female in a male dominated world. She’s a celebrity without a memoir. She certainly didn't need a sex tape or a reality t.v. show. In fact, she was never even interviewed. Jane Austen attracts readers (and re-readers) like no other. She also attracted her share of haters among the literari–both women and men—like Virginia Woolf and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Much as I love Mark Twain, he was the nastiest: “Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat … [Read more...]

Acting Fearless

My nephew Connor insists that he suffers from Coulrophobia: fear of clowns. An actor in university, recently he played the part of Rainbow Sprinkles, an ebullient clown trying to get hired to perform at a children's birthday party. Interviewing with a hyper-politically correct mother, poor Mr. Sprinkles' cheerful spirit is crushed by the end of the play as every conceivable part of his act is deemed potentially offensive to some child (or child's parent). Admittedly biased, I thought he was a magnificent clown, especially in light of his … [Read more...]

Leaders for the End-of-the-World

Aliens invade and humankind goes into hiding. A flu virus wipes out most of the world’s population. The power across the globe goes out and can’t be turned back on. Robots we created take over and we’re on the run to find a new planet to colonize. Flesh-eating zombies are everywhere and the remaining survivors desperately avoid being bitten. Civilization is under totalitarian, Big Brotheresque rule, but just over the horizon there’s freedom, if one of us can just make it there. We love these end-of-the-world … [Read more...]

Creative Creatures: 5 Questions You Must Answer

Got the creativity gene(s)? One thing I love about my coaching practice is that I am encircled by highly creative people. Creative Creatures’ minds race daily with terrific ideas for solving problems, bringing joy, igniting beauty, and making the world better for at least one other person, likely more. Trouble is, many of us don’t know how to convert our limitless creative ideas for books, for businesses, for birthing our amazing ideas into the world in tangible ways. And, without a partner in the process to bolster our courage, we may find … [Read more...]

The 5 Breaks You Need to Succeed

break·through ˈbrākˌTHro͞o/ noun: a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development; an instance of achieving success in a particular sphere or activity Notice how the buzzword “breakthrough” is everywhere? Breakthrough thinking, breakthrough performance, breakthrough earning, breakthrough conversations, and my personal favorite: breakthrough diet pills that make or keep us thin while we lounge on the sofa eating as much of any ol’ thing we want. I googled "breakthrough" and "book titles." In seconds, nearly 14 million … [Read more...]

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