Has your goal killed your motivation?

Have you ever set a goal, actively pursued it, and then totally fell out of love with it? I have. And I talk about it in this week’s goal setting tip.

It all started about a month ago when Earl and I started a 90-day plank challenge…



I don’t know why we sometimes pick goals or challenges that aren’t a good fit for us. Sometimes we can rise above the struggles and accomplish great results. Other times, like with this plank challenge, we lose our drive to succeed. The goal ends up working against us.

In those cases, making a logical choice to stop attempting it may make the most sense. It may actually be our best course of action!


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Ep034: Accept and Embrace Your Imperfection

I don’t know if you’ve noticed… but I am not perfect.

I know… it’s hard to believe. But there it is.

And you know what? I bet you aren’t perfect either.

And do you know what else… do you know the MOST IMPORTANT “WHAT ELSE” is?

It doesn’t matter!

We are all imperfect beings. Accepting our own imperfections and learning to embrace the imperfections of others is one of the keys to happiness and fulfillment.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll share a list of my imperfections and how I stopped caring about them (or am trying not to care so much about them). Enjoy!



Show notes:

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Here’s one of my first goal setting videos… notice the blinky-blinky eyes and my crooked face. Sigh… it doesn’t matter… it doesn’t matter. 🙂


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Ep033: How to Deal with Unfair Criticism

A backhanded compliment… unfair criticism… we’ve all experienced them. They don’t leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, do they? Instead they leave us feeling worse than if nothing had been said at all.

In this week’s episode I share my extremely frustrating and disheartening workplace environment that frequently explodes with unfair criticism and backhanded compliments. This practice wreaks havoc on my morale and my level of “give a darn.”

The most frustrating thing is that is doesn’t have to be this way!



Show notes:

As promised, here are links to some articles with more tips on how to deal with unfair criticism:

How to Deal with Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It

How to confidently deal with criticism, and sleep soundly at night

7 Effective Ways to Deal With Criticism

If the critical voice you keep hearing is inside your own head, I encourage you to listen to Episode 001: Inner Voices.

How do you deal with unfair criticism? Do you have some tips to share? I’d love to know your secrets to surviving the jungle of criticism.

Ep032: My Secret Life as a Creative

Do you consider yourself creative? Do you actively pursue your creative interests? If you do… YAY!!

If you do… do you share your creative projects with others or do you create in secret like I do… er… did. 🙂

If you don’t, why don’t you? Are you concerned with what others might think or say? Have you been convinced that creative pursuits are a frivolous waste of time or money?

In this week’s episode I break free of a few of my self-imposed restraints so that I can freely share and celebrate my creativity.

I never really appreciated how much courage it can take to be a creative.



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