Happiness Starts inside Your Mind

Why is it that when we hear a group of people laughing, we naturally want to know what is making them laugh? We want some of that happy juice too. If you notice, young kids tend to laugh a lot. So many things make them laugh, and it’s easy for them to be in that joyful energy. That is the key kids are very present in the moment.

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Where to Focus When

You can achieve anything you want when you focus your energy and passion. Your passion may be about your business, but your focus may be on responsibilities: your day job, your partner, your kids or your parents.

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8 empowering beliefs to increase happiness

8 Empowering Beliefs to increase your happiness

Your experiences are shaped by your thinking. By adopting some of the beliefs below you can empower yourself to be happy. Even obstacles have a value when you can see it. You can develop convictions that will help you to feel happier and achieve more, regardless of the situation.

I am blessed

I am blessed

Consider these empowering beliefs that you can start using today to transform your life through the power of positive thinking.

  1. I understand my potential. You can achieve amazing results when you put your mind to it. Feel excited about reaching your true potential. I hereby grant you permission to let yourself be ALL that you can be.
  2. I count my blessings. List each thing that you have to be grateful for. Remember to include the smaller items, like warm socks, instagram or tart cranberriesExpressing your appreciation reminds you of how rich you are. I think you can find more of these each day if you put your attention on it,
  3. I learn from mistakes. You can make setbacks work for you by focusing on the lessons that they contain. Flubbing one job interview can teach you how to ace the next one. As a performing artist I cannot get upset over one word I forgot at the last concert. My mastery come in the form of how resilient I am and how well I recover.
  4. I find meaning in adversity. Tough times can be the most rewarding phase of your life. Know that you can emerge from any challenge with greater wisdom and courage. I hate to say it but that old adage of “that which does not kill you makes you stronger” has a tiny bit of truth to it! Look back at the obstacles you’ve already overcome, and reassure yourself that you can handle what’s ahead.
  5. I embrace change. Accept that life is a series of changes. Focus on the present moment, and prepare yourself to adapt to whatever circumstances come your way. If all else fails… practice this mantra: “change is good, change is good, change is good!”
  6. I dream big. Expand your wish list. Do not play small if you want big results. Setting demanding but attainable goals gives you adventures to look forward to each day.
  7. I practice forgiveness. Lighten your load by clearing away any resentment you’re holding onto from the past. Set reasonable boundaries while you respond with compassion when others disappoint you. While you are at it, Pardon yourself too. If you are like me you can be pretty rough on yourself at times and while that fuels you to get better you do want to temper it with a some of that golden compassion you tend to grant others.
  8. I give generously. Sharing your blessings makes you more powerful and joyful. Volunteer in your community and speak kindly to each person you meet today. Buy coffee for your co-workers or give your receptionist a flower.

Dream big and stay positive. You can achieve all of the goals you set out to achieve.


Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you or your business.

I look forward to hearing from you.



Multitasking vs Solotasking — Both Can Be Useful

sticky-notes-importantSome people swear that by multitasking they are being more efficient.  Perhaps sometimes.  Others strongly suggest that it is inefficient and counterproductive.  Regardless, it seems that humans seemed “wired” to try to accomplish multiple tasks.  Some would say that it is a Type “A” personality that is seemingly wired to multitask.  

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Procrastination…we all do it! Tips on How To Push Through It with Ease

Sandy stetler pic 2I’m staring at this blank document on my computer knowing that I need to put some words on it in generally complete sentences.  I’ve been thinking about it for days, it’s on my list of to-dos, I’ve talked about doing it, and I promised myself I’d start it tomorrow.  Well that was several “tomorrows” ago.   I’ve been putting it off for days.  Why?  

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3 Essential Steps to Working SMARTER, Not Harder – Part 2

Business woman and group of workers people team.

The second step is learning to delegate.

It’s impossible to do it all on your own.  Trying to do it alone only leads to “burn out.”  Trusting staff to take care of the details frees you up to do the things that will generate more income.

Here are a few beliefs you’ll need to let go of to delegate successfully:
If I want it done right I have to do it myself
• Everything I do needs to be perfect
• People only let me down, I can’t trust anyone.
• I should do it all
• I can’t trust anyone to not make mistakes

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The Daily Habit for Success

Jenenne Article 2 graphicAre you ready to experience a greater sense of confidence, intentional action, a stronger mindset, increased focus and creativity, greater self-acceptance and solve challenges more effectively?

Here’s a daily habit that is the secret sauce to success for the top successful entrepreneurs such as Sandra Yancey, Lisa Nichols and Arianna Huffington, to name a few.

This habit is based on more than 3,000 studies that indicate the benefits are innumerable. You’ll know it once I say it. The only thing that will stop you is your inner chatter that says I don’t have time; I have too much to do.

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Loving Productivity

Everyone wants to be productive, they want to get things done and feel good that they accomplished something – My To-Do ListRight? Creating opportunities to be productive are all around us and yet we don’t take advantage of them most of the time.

Productivity is a very achievable goal EVERYDAY, if you truly desire to be. Over the last few years I’ve discovered something about many of us including myself – We all LOVE that feeling when we’ve been productive. The challenge that we all face is that we do the same thing we do in so many other areas of our lives and that’s too compare ourselves to someone else.

Productivity and what motivates us to be productive is unique to each individual. Comparing ourselves to someone else’s completion of their to-do list only creates unrealistic expectations because our environments and circumstances are different.

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Are You Ready … Quick Tips for Get Organized Month – Part 2

Do you find yourself overwhelmed in your office? Miss deadlines? Think you’re completing less work than you Sandy S pic2should? Generally frustrated by all the paper and constant email? If you are, there’s a special day set aside for you. Monday, January 11 – the second Monday in January, is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. No time like the present to get started!

  • Think of your desk as Prime Real Estate Space. Clear your desk of clutter, keeping only the essentials needed to perform your job. Arrange other items within an arm’s length. On my desk are my computer, post-its, a pen and pencil holder. All other items–stapler, paper clips, tape, rubber bands, etc.–are within my reach. It is so easy to get distracted

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The Importance of Focus

We are all guilty of trying to do more than one thing at a time. In our minds we are tricking ourselves into believing LADY WITH TARGETthat are being more efficient and accomplishing more. That is one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves throughout the day. When you try to multi-task you are not being nearly as efficient as you believe you are. To help you stop trying to multi-task I have put together some reasons why you need to remember the importance of focusing on one task at a time.

Tricking Yourself – While you may believe that you are multi-tasking you are actually just task-switching. When it comes to attention to detail our brains only have a limited amount to invest on each task. When you move from one task to another, you are actually wasting more time than you believe you are saving.

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