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The Top Posts from 2014 You Don’t Want to Miss

Wow! 2014 is in the books and the New Year is already under way.

In the last year I’ve created 52 posts. And though each one was meaningful in its own right some post got more attention from readers than others.

I thought I would share with you the 8 of the top posts from 2014 that were the most popular last just in case you missed any of them or wanted to get a refresher.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
 

#8 What to do When Stress Takes Over, Part II

I can’t tell you how many people I talk to and in my head I’m thinking, “You should hire me!” Are you curious about the things they are saying that trigger this thought in my brain?

“I’m so overwhelmed I can’t distinguish what really urgent from what can wait.”

“Everyone is getting on my nerves lately.”

“I get so distracted by “shiny objects”; I think I have adult ADD.”

“I feel like a hamster in a wheel. I’m working harder and harder and getting the same results.”

Do you know what is at the heart of all of these statements? Stress!

Bad stress, the kind that will eventually destroy your health and your relationships.

On that uplifting note, let me be clear that all of this can be fixed and the solution is simple but it takes doing it consistently for it to take effect.

Read this post to get the feel-good antidote to stress.

Top posts from 2014

 
 

#7 If You’re Doing These Things, STOP! You Need to Delegate

For many people, asking for help is a challenge.  It can be difficult to swallow your pride and finally realize that you simply cannot handle every single task that comes your way.

Moreover, by trying to juggle everything at once, you could be missing out on major growth opportunities.  Can you relate to these pitfalls listed in this post?

Read on to discover helpful tips that can help you learn how to successfully delegate tasks – and start enjoying the work that you do!

Top posts from 2014

 
 

#6 Want To Keep People From Going On The Defensive? Assume Good Intent

This is the third post in a series I wrote on how to have those hard conversations.

Assuming good intent is a strategy I took on a few years ago and it has alleviated most of the stress and conflict in my relationships.

However, it’s not as easy as just telling yourself to assume good intent. There are a few easy steps involved and once you’ve had a chance to use them yourself you’ll see why this post was so popular last year.

Read more here.

Conflict resolution
 
 

#5 Three Easy Strategies to Find More Time

In this post I’m giving you some techniques and apps I’ve been using to help me find more time in my busy day.

Additionally, they take the stress out of managing my time.

If you feel like there is never enough time to get it all done and you are a slave to your business you’re not going to want to miss this one.

time management

 
 

#4 Lessons Learned Lead to New Beginnings

I spent most of my life before age 30 twisting myself into knots trying to gain approval, be liked, and stay on the good side of others – or not be noticed at all.

I remember when I turned 30, I made the decision that I wasn’t going to stress so much anymore on whether or not people approved of me.

I no longer gave my time to people who didn’t add value to my life and I showered appreciation on those who loved me for me.

Call it age, maturity or a good dose of common sense but something changed within me making that transition necessary and natural.

At the dawn of my 40th birthday – literally – I find my perspective and my commitments changing once again and within a relationship I didn’t think needed any work.

I’m wondering if this has been true for you as well.

Join me in celebrating 40 years of life and the new beginnings that come from lessons learned.

Self awareness
 
 

#3 Stop Making Decisions Based on Other People’s Opinions

Let me start off by being honest. I’m here typing these words wondering how you are going to respond to them.

I want you to like what I write. I want you to like me. But if I let that influence me too much I won’t be of much use to you.

I can write a lot of flowery words that make you feel good – heck, that’s one of my gifts.

However, sometime I have to say and do things that might jolt you so that you can take on a perspective you haven’t tried before. It’s the right thing for me to do because it’s in alignment with my values and my mission.

I’m on a mission to help leaders create presence so they stand out of crowd and attract other influential leaders to their cause. This will not be accomplished if I worry too much about what you might think of me.

This post will help you to let go of the fear and make quicker decisions that you can feel great about.

Values based decisions
 
 

#2 Build a Business That Effortlessly Attracts Prosperity and Abundance

This post was actually published in April of 2013 but it is timeless! The continued popularity of this post goes to prove it.

My good friend, Bobbi Anderson, wrote this post and shares her life-long wisdom on gaining prosperity and abundance the easy way.

Click here to get Bobbi’s insights.

Abundance at work
 
 

The #1 post for 2014 is…

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Feel As Successful As You Are

There is a big difference between being successful and feeling successful. When my clients don’t feel successful they don’t really care that they are achieving success. They have got to feel it for it to mean anything to them.

I’m guessing if you are reading this then you are much the same. That being the case here are some reasons why when other people describe you as successful you feel like a fraud.

Feel successful

 

2014 was a great year and I am excited to create with you an amazing 2015!

Before you go, I have a favor to ask of you. In the comments below let me know which post was most helpful for you and what did I miss? What issue are you dealing with right now that you could use some help with?