Get What You Want…Focus on Yourself

Get What You Want…Focus on Yourself

When I was a synchronized swimmer, it was easy to compare myself to others. Especially my duet partner. In duet, the job is to be together perfectly matched. But in solos and figure competition, well, your job is to be the best you can be. Period. Full stop. You both...
Get What You Want… How do your talents blend?

Get What You Want… How do your talents blend?

I have spent nearly half a century trying to be “not” my mother. She was beautiful, brilliant, and troubled. She lived an amazing life that I am not sure she ever enjoyed. I am not like her by temperament. But as I listed all the career shifts, she had including...
Get What You Want…Create Some Normal

Get What You Want…Create Some Normal

I am too short to sit at my desk. My feet don’t touch the floor. So, I have to wear shoes with heels. Sometimes I wear stilettos. I want to practice so I can wear them after the pandemic. But mostly, I wear a pair of black Dansko clogs. For most of my life, I have...
Get What You Want…Slow Down to Speed Up

Get What You Want…Slow Down to Speed Up

It’s been a good few weeks with projects that make a difference. But often my work is filled with hills and valleys. Tons of work and then a lull and then slammed again.  Last week I was swamped. Plus I’m supposed to be working on the book and supporting a couple of...
Get What You Want…Get Happy

Get What You Want…Get Happy

Ok. I know the anniversary of lockdown is tomorrow. But that makes this even more important. Being miserable never helped anyone or anyone around them.  Success doesn’t lead to happiness; happiness leads to success. Doing more of what makes us happy matters.  1. It...
Get What You Want…Without Guilt

Get What You Want…Without Guilt

As a cashew, a person of Catholic and Jewish descent, I am an expert on guilt. I spent years living guilt squared. If there was a problem, surely, I caused it. Or at least that’s how I felt. But I gave it up for Lent. Well, I have been giving it up for let every year...