Beyond Your Best

Reading a book is relaxation for me. Every night before I go to sleep, I read. It’s mostly fiction, and even though not on a specific topic related to business, there’s a lot I learn from the fictional books that I can relate to my business and to my life.

So that I know the best books to read, I joined a book club in our community. The women in this club are avid readers who know all the titles and authors that have a great message and would be good for discussion.

The book we’re reading this month is Blind Your Ponies by Stanley more...

FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Success

It’s sometimes funny how life works. You’re busy doing whatever it is you do every day and then something is said that really hits home and makes you think long and hard about something.

That’s what happened to me the other day when I was taking a cycling class at the YMCA.

Our instructor, Teesa McKinley, was leading the class and giving specific instructions on how fast to pedal and encouraging us to do our very best – it’s our class, of course, so we need to push ourselves so we can improve and make progress.

Teesa is a 1981 graduate of West Point, so more...

Goal Setting to Keep You on Track

So often, “time” seems to be the enemy. I never have enough of it. I get up early in the morning and by the time I get ready for work, eat breakfast and straighten up, two hours have passed.

Once I get to work, I look at my calendar and hopefully nothing will interfere with my schedule. Because then I’ll end up moving the tasks I didn’t complete today to tomorrow’s calendar. It seems as if each day the calendar expands with more tasks to accomplish.

So what are some of the reasons we all feel the stress of this time crunch?

Too Many Responsibilities