Are You On Purpose?

Are You On Purpose?

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” – Napoleon Hill Do you love what you do for a living? Do you look forward to going to work every day or do you grudgingly show up in order to pay … Continue reading

Setting Limits: How to Say Yes to Yourself and No to Others

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Read any magazine article or book about parenting and the author will advise of the necessity of setting limits for children. “Set limits and stick to them,” parents are counseled. Limits create the structure and discipline that every child needs for healthy upbringing. It’s the same with our horses, too. We need to set the boundaries and keep to them. However, … Continue reading

The Top 6 Mindset Shifts You Need for Success

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What’s on Your Mind? A mindset is your established set of attitudes that are based on their assumptions. These assumptions predetermine your reactions to and interpretations of any event, environment or situation. Whether positive or negative, your mindset is engrained, habitual and affects all aspects of your professional and personal life. Is Your Mindset Working to Your Advantage or Holding … Continue reading

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to You

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Every time Lloyd walks past her desk in his smart business suit, Tracy thinks to herself Prima donna CEO. She ignores him, doesn’t even acknowledge his presence. Gerald looks with derision at a videotape of his wife’s recent theatrical performance. Ridiculous to be doing this at her age, he thinks. Missy leaves the house when her husband’s friends are over. They’re all … Continue reading

How Well Constructed Are Your Boundaries?

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Remember that boundaries are those invisible fences around yourself that let people (and your horse) know the limits of what they can say or do around you. Make your boundaries too solid and you build walls, too weak and you allow others’ actions to harm you. We continue the theme of boundaries this month with a great quiz that will … Continue reading

Tending the Fences: Setting Healthy Boundaries

“Good fences make good neighbours.” So goes the old proverb from the well-loved poet Robert Frost in his poem Mending Walls. Likewise, good personal boundaries make for good relationships. Boundaries are those invisible lines of protection you draw around yourself. They let people know your limits on what they can say or do around you. Healthy boundaries give you freedom in … Continue reading

Leadership as a Choice

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Great leadership doesn’t require a diploma or a degree. It’s not reserved for some elite group of people. Leadership can be something for everyone to embrace, from administrative assistant to janitor to manager to CEO. Whatever your role in life, you can become a leader. Often, all it requires is a shift in mindset: interpreting frustrations as opportunities instead of … Continue reading

Leadership as a Way of Life

Leadership As A Way Of Life

I’m always surprised when I run my Unbridled Success retreats and AHA! Leadership days by the number of people who do not think they are leaders. All too often, we believe that leadership is the domain of those with recognized authority, and the title to go with it: CEO, managing director, president, etc. However, in my experience that simply is not true. “In a … Continue reading