Get What You Want…Baby Elephant Syndrome?

Get What You Want…Baby Elephant Syndrome?

Sometimes getting what you want means changing how you think. We all tend to suffer from “baby elephant syndrome.” Baby elephants, it seems, were traditionally trained by tying one of their front legs to a stake in the ground. No matter how hard they try they can’t...
Get What You Want…Gratitude

Get What You Want…Gratitude

It may sound a little sappy, but one of the most important things you can do on the road to what you want is to recognize what you already have.  In this wild ride of 2020, many of us are missing friends, family, work, travel, and all manner of things. I know I do....
No Matter What

No Matter What

As I write this, polls are just closing on the east coast and won’t close on the west for a few hours. Tomorrow will arrive no matter what we know and don’t.  Don’t get me wrong, the outcome of the election matters. It matters a lot.  But your goals,...
Get what you want Wednesday….Ask for it

Get what you want Wednesday….Ask for it

Today I start a new decade. But it totally snuck up on me. I never actually celebrated the last one so it has seemed like I’ve been 40 for 20 years. Not lying about my age ever but internally, utterly unaware and unconcerned. Covid-19 has made me more aware but...
What If Wednesday – What if…there are 86?

What If Wednesday – What if…there are 86?

There are 86 days left in 2020. That’s it. I don’t know about you but I am still not sure where the year went. Did we actually have spring and summer? I think most of the year went to waiting. Waiting to understand the pandemic. Waiting to open. Waiting to...
What If Wednesday – What if ….we stop waiting?

What If Wednesday – What if ….we stop waiting?

I think a lot of us use waiting as a form of procrastination. I’ll do it when it stops raining. I’ll do it when quarantine ends. I’ll do it when I retire. I’ll do it when the kids are older. All that waiting is actually about postponing the decision. Then we can say...