Archives for December 2015

Finding Happiness Through Choosing Goals That Inspire You

There are only three days left in 2015! Whether or not you achieved all that you hoped to achieve in 2015, now is the time to reset and pick goals that inspire you wildly for 2016. We honestly never really know how much time we have left on Earth, so I am a firm believer […]

My Story Crafting Process

What’s the process for finding and telling stories that have impact and influence? Story crafting and telling and writing is, to me, an art. A creative process.  Each story a separate piece of clay. So it’s hard to boil it down to a system or a process. Yet so many people keep asking me to […]

Finding Happiness In A White Sandy Beach Christmas

NOTE: I am updating this holiday-themed post from two years ago with new photos and news, while my family is busy celebrating Christmas in Florida again! Wishing everyone great blessings, abundance, love, peace and joy during the holiday season and always. Once again, my “White Christmas” this year will consist of white, sandy beaches, edged […]

How Story Can Change a Corporate Culture

People Don’t Embrace What You Tell Them To Do – They Embrace The Story of Why It Matters As you can see by the picture, I’m sitting in church. Now you know where I sit. Balcony front row. Don’t take my seat. I like sitting up here where my off-key voice goes out into dead […]

Finding Happiness Through Embracing Our Shared Humanity

I don’t know about you, but there is no one who has ever been a harsher critic of me – than me! I have always had very high standards for who I want to be and what I want to achieve in this world, and I find myself falling short sometimes of my own nearly […]

6 Steps to Better Storytelling

Six Steps to Better Storytelling for Motivational Speakers As speakers, we all know that one key ingredient to standing out in our market, is our storytelling ability. I make money for being able to tell good stories on stage. So here are six things I’ve learned that can help you become a better storyteller. Write […]

Finding Happiness in Spreading Holiday Cheer

If you want to know who I am at heart, you should know this about me:  for pretty much the entire month of December, I wear a Santa hat. Whenever possible, I also slip into my Mrs. Claus little red velvet dress with the short flirty skirt. Bringing joy to the world makes me happy! […]

Dealing with the Unexpected – the Chapter Synopsis’ and the Flaming Mouse

Expect the Unexpected Crazy things happen. Difficulties multiply. Life has a way of pouring everything on at once. When I imagined having the life of a writer, I pictured a pretty little antique desk in front of a window that overlooked the lovely change of seasons. I saw a cup of tea on the desk, […]

Does your audience care about your message?

What you want to say isn’t necessarily what they want to hear I’ve spent years coaching motivational speakers – helping them find their voice, tell their story, and take their message to the world. And I see a big disconnect for many speakers between their message and what the audience wants. Speakers tend to be very […]