Hard Times Offer Growth and Serenity

I was recently speaking with nine members of our Jesstalk Conversations program and one of the participants expressed a major flurry of sadness, anger, defeat and anxiety over all the broken pieces of her life.  I share the following passage from a brilliant book called Today’s Gift, Daily Meditations for Families by Hazelden.  After sharing the following passage with her, … Read More

Is Your Disease to Please Depressing You? Part 3 of 3

Individual & Group Life Coaching Help You Live a Life You Love Most of the clients I serve through my inspirational speeches, leadership and communication workshops and coaching programs want to win in life.   Many of those same clients have been stuck in the disease to please mode for far too long.  Does this sound like your life? They typically … Read More

Is Your Disease to Please Depressing You? Part 2 of 3

Over Serving Will Bring on Unwanted StressAs we continue our second phase of this series you may be asking yourself what’s wrong with wanting to please others.  Nothing…As long as you have a barometer of ‘enough is enough’ finesse applied to your desire to serve.  Giving is certainly a good thing, but always giving to others with no regard for … Read More

Is Your Disease to Please Depressing You? Part 1 of 3

Your Best Life Begins When You Set a Goal to Win Does your disease to please bring on depression for you?  Do you find yourself living your life to please others and rarely if ever asking yourself what pleases you?    So many people live and ‘I’ focused life perspective and are full of one main agenda…Getting what they want from … Read More

Do You Fear Change? Part 4 of 4

Overcoming fear of change is not a hard task you just need to force yourself to do the things that you are afraid of.   Choose accountability partners (Life Coaches, Great friends, Mentors) In order to help yourself get out of your comfort zone do things that you aren’t used to.  If you are used to consuming standard American food then try Japanese … Read More

Do You Fear Change? Part 3 of 4

A good friend and colleague of mine, Brian Tracy has written a wonderful book entitled Change Your Thinking Change Your Life…  If you are suffering from the ‘What if game’ and can’t figure our how to change your life…  Pick this book up and digest it as quickly as possible.  Use it at your ‘back to life’ bible…   Another roadblock to success comes … Read More

Do You Fear Change? Part 2 of 4

Apart from wanting to remain in their comfort zones there are many other psychological reasons that could cause fear of changesuch as the following: 1. Fear of failure typically leads the list of the most feared.   When we harbor the negative or dark circumstances of the past we invite long term suffering for the now!  When we bring along baggage or … Read More

Do You Fear Change? Part 1 of 4

Are you one of the 6.3 million people in the United States population who have a diagnosed phobia? This statistic is courtesy of the National Institute of Mental Health.   What are you afraid of?  In our coaching and speaking programs we have spoken to tens of thousands of clients about their fears and their goals of building healthier relationships with themselves.  The majority of people … Read More

The Value of Remembering and Speaking Someone’s Name

​How many times have you heard that old ‘tired expression’, I remember you, I never forget a face…but I can’t recall your name?  So many people use this line of garbage when making excuses for not remembering the names of others they have either recently met or had some type of connection long ago. You would be much better served … Read More

Are You an Expert?

Have you ever wondered if you are an expert?  Many of you reading this blog are in search of the best information, guidance, insight or other forward thinking initiative to improve yourself, help others or simply be enlightened.  We like to take our best thoughts from the best expert advice or services available.  So what qualifies someone as an expert?  … Read More