The Prosperous Book Challenge – Book 2

Halfway Through “The Fire Starter Sessions” My thinking started to shift; I believe the author Danielle LaPorte when she says I can have a career that I love.  The engaging and gentle approach LaPorte took in this book dissolved the wall of cynicism that I...

Charging to the Finish Line

Creative expression helps you feel alive. One of the final chapters of The Charge was about creative expression.  I may have highlighted more passages in this chapter then the rest of the book combined.  The topic creative expression resonated with me the most because...

5 Step Process to Stop an Anxiety Attack

This process is quick and simple.  Perfect for those moments when you feel so stressed you can hardly remember your name.  If you feel like you can’t breathe and the walls are closing in, take two minutes and do this 5 step process: Stop (Stand or sit, whichever you...

Leaving Your Heart at Home: A Mother Goes Back to School

I am no longer my toddler’s primary caregiver.  The transition has been challenging. Up until January I had been her primary caregiver; all two and a half years.  Such a short period for an adult, but to my daughter it was her entire life. I became a full time student...

Charging into Week 4

CHANGE BIG and PLAN for it!   Boom!  Two ideas thumped me in the head during this week’s reading from The Charge:        1. Change big! Small incremental changes do not work. 2. PLAN for the change I have always said, “Go big or go home.”  However, when I used...

The Best Self-Care Tool

Honesty is the best self-care tool; it’s free and has immediate results.   The gifts of honesty are: Freedom – no more anxiety or confusion Full breaths – no more constrictions or blockages Even admitting a painful truth is ultimately easier and...

Charging into Week 3

Doing the The Prosperous Book Challenge in 2016 may be insane or genius on my part.  The debate always ends with my favorite slogan Trust the Timing of the Universe. I’m halfway through Brendon Burchard’s book The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You...

Never Too Old For School

As of January I became a full-time student.  I am taking two university courses and completing an intensive eight week online business course.  When I said full-time student did your mind conjure up an instant picture? I bet your mental picture doesn’t match my...

Book Choices for the Prosperous Book Challenge

Ever wonder what would happen if you read all the ‘personal development’ books on your bookshelf AND completed the suggested exercises? I decided 2016 was the year to find out! Once I began reviewing the books on my bookshelf, I quickly realized it would not be...

Goal of the Prosperous Book Challenge

Goal ~ Be happier and more successful   What happiness and success means to me: Feel more alive, energized Be more authentic daily and in my career path Create business that I am passionate about Create wealth with new business Become a professional writer   ***...