What is the SPARKLE EFFECT? Much like the butterfly that has the ability to alter the weather with a simple flap of its wings, we have the power to create change...within ourselves, in the children we raise, in the businesses we build, and in the world we live in. It all starts with a simple mindshift. The Sparkle Effect is a lot like the Butterfly Effect... only fancier. Last week I talked about a profound experience I'd gotten fully engrossed in, and how amidst a busy schedule I'd found myself reaching out to a complete stranger who was … [Read more...]
Strategize. Succeed. SPARKLE
Get Your Kids to Listen Without Repeating, Nagging or Yelling
How different would your day-to-day be if you never had to nag your kids again? What a happy 2012 it would be! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday celebration with your families! My greatest wish is that you gifted yourself with some much needed YOU time before the year ended. There is nothing better than to hit the ground running with intense enthusiasm for a bright new year after being completely refreshed from a relaxing holiday. Are you laughing yet? The reality is that the holidays can be pretty stressful for everyone - especially … [Read more...]
Coming out into your Truth
It's my birthday, and I am coming out. Nope, I am not gay. But like those who are, the best way to embrace your unique value with dignity and self love is to make the most important purchase of your life and own the rights to your personal truth. My friend, Rick Clemons, known as "The Coming Out Coach" taught me that, and he'll be joining me on our show. READ MORE ABOUT RICK HERE---> As you know, I am on a mission to bring home 1 million parents. I have been incredibly focused on this bold endeavor which has delightfully led me to … [Read more...]
Success through Sensuality; Productivity through Passion
S-E-X is not a dirty word. ..and the only reason I am spelling it out like that is to avoid getting tagged as spam. (Sad, isn't it?) As you probably have already guessed, we are going to get into some juicy conversations this week. So often we tip toe around topics like pleasure and passion...and as a result we may be denying ourselves abundant wealth, health and quality of life. Yep, s-e-x is a necessary topic. The word has gotten a bad rap over the last several decades and yet it is one of the most natural ways to boost health and stamina, … [Read more...]
Self Discovery. Not Just for Kids Anymore
Turn your dreams into an actionable plan. Dreaming is the fun part, but creating a detailed and effective plan is a different story. It might seem to be less fun, but that is only because it is less familiar. A road less traveled usually leads to more abundant joyfulness. So the question is... Do you dare? Or do you delay? As women and mothers living in a culture that expects us to be all things to everyone- including ourselves- we often don't know where to start. Turn your passions into something that fuels and sustains you. This week we … [Read more...]
Transgender Children and Their Families
Champions come from the most unexpected places. I'd like to think of myself as a pretty open-minded and accepting individual. No judgements here. But in the realm of authenticity, I'll admit that when I was first introduced to Ryans Sallans, a trans-gender male, public speaker, educator and author of the book "Second Son," I found myself making quick assumptions about him - not that I am proud of myself. Even I, who touts non-discrimination wondered... what's wrong with this person that he couldn't find peace until he had transformed his … [Read more...]
Champion Your Charm and Ignite Your Influence!
You already know you have a powerful message to broadcast. You've fine-tuned the branding of your product, the specific wording of your tag-lines and logos, but now its time to color your personality and give yourself the voice you need to BROADCAST EFFECTIVELY. Using the tools you already have like your voice and your poise, you can perfect any message you have by using subtle strokes like intonation, pace, volume and tonality. Very often it is these slightly intensified qualities that resonate with your potential clients at such a … [Read more...]
Parents, Get in the Mood for 2013!
Happy New Year. Now get back to work. Changing our moods to match our surroundings isn't always easy. We ventured into solo-preneurship because we wanted the freedom to be able to work, play and sleep on our own. We chose our unrestricted and self-led careers so that we could "leave work at work" and take long breaks to celebrate the holidays with our families among other things. Although I am grateful to have that luxury of turning around the "Closed" sign in the window for the last 2 weeks of the year I admit that it is always a struggle … [Read more...]
Create the Results you REALLY want in Business and Family Life
Unlock the Power of Your Mind. I LOVE PUZZLES. Crossword, Sudoku, Riddles-- even jigsaws. I wasn't always this geeky. As a child, I don't remember enjoying USING MY BRAIN this much. Not in the least. But as an adult...I not only see the benefits of keeping my mind alert... I FEEL IT. It's like exercise for my brain. I love figuring things out, narrowing down possible solutions through processes of elimination, pattern recognition, mathematics and science...searching for different colors, shapes, insights, nuggets of information ...to be … [Read more...]
Are you Generous in Business?
For most of us Moms, working at home is an ECONOMIC decision. Choosing to come home and place priority on raising children is NOT (necessarily) about personal fulfillment for moms. It's about doing what is practical and what works best for our families. Yet --IRONICALLY-- what started out as a way to earn a supplement to the family budget has become the new bar to clear in small business. We've raised the standards for what is possible...NOT what is expected. If you feel like there is more pressure on you to succeed--- YOU ARE RIGHT. As a human … [Read more...]
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