2016 and Beyond

dreamstime_xs_489283562015 is completed.  It’s over.  Did you do what you wanted?  Did you accomplish what you planned?  Did you position yourself to be where you wanted for 2016?

If yes, congratulations!  That is fantastic!

If no, then take what you can learn from it and move on.  That’s all any of us can do.  It’s a waste of time to moan about it or berate ourselves for it.  Decide what you can do differently this year and do it.

What do you need to do in 2016 to position yourself to where you want to be in 2017?  2020?  2030?  Setting goals for the upcoming year is great.  But to really climb to where we want to be in life, we need to plan further out.  If you want to finish a degree in five years, what do you need to do this year to make it happen?  If you want to retire in ten years, what do you need to do this year to make it happen?

What do you need to do this year, next year, and the next, to achieve the life you want?

Now Available as an eBook!

1, SF_52WeeksOfWisdom_FINAL COVER_022215, front_edited-1, squareI am pleased to announce that my book 52 Weeks of Wisdom: A Guide to Self Leadership for Women is now available as an ebook.

Before you can successfully lead, manage, or influence others, you must have control over your life.  To do this, you need to be aware of what makes you you.  What are your thoughts? Values? Beliefs? Passions? Goals? Motivations? Who are you, and why are you the way you are?

This book provides 52 reflections on these questions.  Equally beneficial whether read straight through or over the course of a year, this book will help you gain a new perspective about you, your motivations, and your actions.  It is an invaluable guide to help you create the life you want and the person you want to become.

To order, go to my website.  You can order for Kindle or Nook by clicking on the appropriate link.

If you prefer hard copies of books, the book is available from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Go to my website click on the appropriate link.

The holiday gift-giving season is here.  These books make great gifts for the women in your professional and professional life.

Don’t be a Princess

dreamstime_xs_57704287, resizedI really dislike all the princess “stuff” that surrounds us.  Maybe it is just me and the way I interpret things.  To me, a “princess” is someone without power, someone who is dependent upon others, someone who waits around to be rescued.  Ugh!

I think what we should work toward is to be a queen (or empress, monarch, tsarina, whatever term you like) and rule our life.

We have power over our life, we have control over our life, so long as we accept that we are responsible for ourselves and our life.  No one can take our power away from us, but we can give it away.  And too often we do.

Which do you want to be?  A princess or a queen?  How do you live your life, as a princess or a queen?  And what do you promote with your daughters, granddaughters, nieces and other girls in your life?