Monthly Archives: January 2010

How to be Tough on Yourself

“Life is not easy, life is tough, but when you’re tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.” Zig Ziglar. I’ve talked in the past about how we punish ourselves with our inner critic–that voice I call the “gremlin”. This is not the kind of being tough on oneself that IContinue Reading

The Locomotive and the Roller Coaster

It takes far more energy to move a locomotive one millimeter from standing than it does to travel at top speed for a mile. We are the same way. When we are stuck, it feels like a gargantuan effort to do one little task. We are overwhelmed by all the things that are not gettingContinue Reading

Blocks and Breakthroughs

When I was in my early twenties, I went on a canoe outing with a young adult group. I ended up being paired with a slight young woman. We were probably the lightest team (I’m not a big person), and as far as muscle power, not the strongest. Midway through the day, someone had noticedContinue Reading

The Cold Stove or “I built it, so where are they?”

Earl Nightingale talks about the person sitting in front of a cold stove, waiting for heat. Asked about it, the person says, “When I get the heat, I’ll give the stove the wood”. That is how many of us are regarding our success. We don’t invest in our businesses’ success because we are waiting toContinue Reading

“Eat That Frog”

Thanks to Brian Tracy, author of “Eat That Frog”, for inspiration for this post. “Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going toContinue Reading

Empowerment Goal Setting

There has been a bit of discussion on the Growing Practice page about goal setting. I believe it is not only one of the most powerful things that we can do for ourselves, but that it is also mandatory for success. My approach to goal-setting is about empowerment and growth. I use a process IContinue Reading

Our tagline and what it means to You

“I help massage therapists grow their businesses and themselves,” or stated another way, “I help you grow your business and yourself”. There are two parts to my tagline–your business and yourself. Within this statement is my core philosophy. I believe that if you grow from within, everything in your external world will grow as well.Continue Reading

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

In my last post, I spoke about how our predominant thoughts shape our reality. In this post, I want to talk about ways you can change your thinking. There is a book entitled, “Viruses of the Mind,” by Richard Brodie. It speaks of “memes”, which are thoughts that are planted in people’s minds, and actuallyContinue Reading