Relationship Loss after Illness

Navigating Relationship Loss after Illness

A serious illness – or setback of any kind – is likely to prompt several transition periods, usually unpredictable. Although transitions are an essential, potentially invigorating part of life, they might not always be fun when you’re in the middle of one. If you understand the nature of the process – and can identify where you are in it –...

Business from Bed

When business-minded people are remanded to their beds - or their homes - by a prolonged health crisis it can become a time of deep reflection, prompting a person to reevaluate assumptions that have formed the basis for many life and business decisions. "Business from Bed" empowers you to navigate this territory.

Escape from Cubicle Nation: Calming & Practical

Pamela Slim's "Escape from Cubicle Nation" was written for the new or thinking-about-it entrepreneur but it has lots of good material for the old and crusty entrepreneur, too. (Nah, I don't mean that; I just mean there is something there for those of us who have been in business for a while and need some inspiration.) I checked the book...

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

The Challenge of Being Yourself

The path to personal fulfillment is often revealed when you give yourself permission to know your own heart and be yourself. However, the road to full self-expression is fraught with potential road blocks. As much you may crave a sense of self-authority, such achievement often gives voice to a series of fears about what will happen to you if you...

‘Tis the Month to Forge Ahead – or Not

Tis the month to forge ahead, fa-la-la-la-la, la-dah-dee-dah. Yes, I know Christmas was so last week but the impact lingers on. Frankly, I think the narrator of "The Night Before Christmas" had it right. "And Ma in her kerchief and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter's nap." Let's pause the story right there. When...

Self-Care Practices

Self-Care Essential to Long-Term Success

Compared to the allure of, let’s say, doubling your income in 90 days, improved self-care practices are not usually as interesting or compelling to business owners. However, deliberate, routine self-care practices ultimately translate into focus. Focus makes a real difference in achieving sustainable business growth. There’s an old story in the coaching world, or perhaps it’s an urban legend; I...

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