“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Unknown

January 24th, 2017|

Did you set a goal for the New Year? In the early days of teaching for Dale Carnegie Training®, I learned that only 3% of the population set goals, but of those who identify their goals, more than 90% achieve them. Goal setting is difficult when there is a lack of accountability, encouragement or support

Finding the Humor

December 20th, 2016|

When something challenging happens, what’s the first reaction you have? There have been times when I would have laughed and found the humor, I would have asked, “What’s the worst that can possibly happen?” as Dale Carnegie recommends in his book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living; or, I would have tilted my head sideways

The Power of Vision

September 1st, 2016|

Were you glued to your TV for two weeks watching the olympics? One American gymnast told herself moments before she mounted the beam, "You got this." Husain Bolt pounds his heart, smiles and looks to the heavens while pointing, and an American cyclist well-paced in second place watched the leader crash, she is now in

It’s Time to Move On

June 27th, 2016|

It’s summer time, and if you have swimmers in your house – that means two practices per day and weekly swim meets. Last Tuesday, I was the head timer for a home swim meet, holding two stop watches in case one of the 18 timers made an error I would be there as a backup.

Care Bear Style

May 12th, 2016|

Who remembers the cute little Care Bears? I chuckled just now writing that because today a phone call came in from my daughter’s middle school principle that a mama bear and her cub were spotted on the campus and that everyone was being kept inside until the coast was clear. Well, I found this Care

A Bucket List Thing

March 23rd, 2016|

Two weeks ago I was traveling back to Greensboro, NC from Altoona, PA where I conducted individual interviews of key leaders in a Gastroenterology group prior to facilitating a team retreat. I had never done that before (the interviews on the same day as training) and felt it gave the afternoon session a boost in