How To Reflect on Last Year and Set Goals for the New Year

how to reflect on last year and set goals for the new year

Starting a new year can feel overwhelming but it’s all about how to reflect on last year and set goals for the new year.  Time to move forward. Ironically, a powerful way to do that is to start with self-reflection. So, set aside time to assess your personal and professional development over the past year … Read more

3 Steps to Successful Goal Setting

3 steps to successful goal setting

I’m keeping it simple here with 3 steps to successful goal setting but first, let’s tackle the fact that setting goals is a hot trend.  And, not setting goals is a hot trend.  No matter whether you follow the mainstream adages or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to start the … Read more

4 Ways to Stop Procrastination

4 ways to stop procrastination

Even the most productive, capable people can hit a horrific snag in their lives —- it’s called procrastination.  I am that ‘get it done’ type of person that loves productivity!  However, sometimes I hit a concrete wall where I can’t make my way through some task or project.  And, I don’t take it at all … Read more

International Women’s Day: Break the Bias

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 on March 8th, we are reminded that the campaign isn’t for just one day.  It runs all year long and we can must continually pledge to move from talk to action within our own spheres of influence.  Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to … Read more

Grieving the Loss of Normalcy

Grieving-the-Loss-of_Normalcy

The discomfort you’re feeling is grief.  That was the title of a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article.  And it is a new reality because many of us are actually grieving the loss of normalcy during this pandemic. Not to mention the loss of so many others things: financial, emotional, mental and physical.

David Kessler, a leading expert on grief is interviewed in the HBR article. Kessler co-wrote with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a legendary book on the topic: On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of LossThis book revolutionized the five stages of grief.  

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12 Best Tips for Working From Home

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With the coronavirus pandemic pushing everyone to work remotely, I’m sharing my 12 best tips for working from home.  I’ve been working remotely for years.  And I do like it for the most part.  However, I’ve had to develop good habits to ensure I am happy, healthy and productive. There is tons of information on … Read more

What You Need to Be a Good Leader

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What do you need to be a good leader? The best leaders are full-time learners.  What that means is that the most effective leaders possess intellectual curiosity and a willingness to soak up knowledge from any number of sources: reading, education or the people around them. I’m that oddity that has always loved learning.  I … Read more

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women's Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are reminded that the campaign isn’t for just one day.  It runs all year long and we can must continually pledge to move from talk to action within our own spheres of influence.  Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create … Read more

What’s Your Charitable Giving Strategy?

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So what’s your charitable giving strategy? After all, we all have the opportunity to create impact in life. And giving back is a big part of how we show kindness and create community. And since kindness and community are two of my core values, I’ve built giving back into what I do at Lighthouse. Because, … Read more

What’s Your 2020 Theme?

My 2020 Theme Impact

The new year hits hard and fast, doesn’t it?  Even so, I love the feel of January. It’s like starting a new book with endless plot possibilities.  The reality is that life gets faster all the time.  We always want to be moving forward.  Never stagnant.  But one of the most valuable planning tools to determine … Read more