How We Find Sanity

How We Find Sanity

The term “insane” has turned the corner. What was once stereotyped as a misunderstood abnormal mental condition is now in vogue. We have the insanity workout. We boast about our insane workload. We went to an insane concert last night. “It was crazy....
How to Master the Balancing Act

How to Master the Balancing Act

Life is far from simple. We all have multiple responsibilities at home and at work. Add to that, our relationships and our bodies need to stay healthy––if we value them. That’s the key. We make time for what we value. By setting aside time for the things that are most...
How to Embrace Change

How to Embrace Change

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Yet, we often resist change––particularly when it’s not our idea. We resist change because it creeps up on us just when we’re getting used to things after the last change. But...
Why We Need Mentors

Why We Need Mentors

You’ve heard the adage “success leaves clues.” If you haven’t already, it makes sense for you to trace the clues of success back to their source–someone you trust and admire––who can guide you to your own success. I’ve had a lifetime of mentors, starting first...
Why SPMs Take Time to Think

Why SPMs Take Time to Think

Many of us run through our day, often mindlessly, tackling our ever-growing to-do list and give little thought to what’s coming down the pike––and never mind even considering what we’d like to see in our future. We leave far too much to fate. Rather than set goals and...
How SPMs Challenge Themselves

How SPMs Challenge Themselves

Recently, my dad’s been asking me, “When’s your next event?” His question caught me off guard. It had been awhile since I last challenged myself to a triathlon. So I wasn’t expecting his question. My first response was to list all of the reasons why I couldn’t...
Why SPMs Nurture Their Network

Why SPMs Nurture Their Network

“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” –Zig Ziglar   Relationship building is the key to success. The best way to build solid relationships is to help others get what they want. Begin by taking the old...
Why SPMs Become Morning People

Why SPMs Become Morning People

Like a badge of honor, many of us defend how much we are not morning people. We binge on TV and scroll through Facebook until all hours of the night, only to drag ourselves into the office at the latest possible, acceptable moment. This is hardly a recipe for being an...
Why SPMs Procrastinate on Purpose

Why SPMs Procrastinate on Purpose

Putting things off is normal. We all do it to one degree or another. We avoid responding to certain emails, delegating tasks, or difficult conversations. The implications of the task left undone determines whether or not our procrastination is a wise move or a dumb...
How SPMs Optimize Time

How SPMs Optimize Time

“Time is really the only capital any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” – Thomas Edison There’s one thing for certain: no one gets to create more time. We all have 24-hours in a day, and out of that time––if we’re smart––we need to sleep...
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