janice | July 6, 2014
The gray skies loomed above me, and I sighed. “Great,” I thought. “Driving in the rain. Again.” I loaded my car to leave my parents’ house in Oklahoma and head back to Houston, and I planned to make my usual stop in Arlington to see my godchildren. This breaks up the solo 8-hour drive for […]
janice | January 10, 2014
Imagine a chocolate cake. Now how do you eat cake? Manners dictate that you slice the cake and eat the slice bite by bite. If you keep eating the cake slice by slice and bite by bite, you eventually eat the entire cake. You can use the same approach to organize your physical and digital […]
janice | December 31, 2013
When I first stumbled across Chris Brogan’s posts about using three words to set your intentions for the New Year, I thought it was brilliant. Instead of writing down a bunch of resolutions, using a word or two or three helps you make decisions about the actions you take. It’s easier to let go and […]
janice | January 11, 2012
I don’t know who came up with the idea, but when I first heard it a couple of years ago, I liked the idea of picking three words to help you focus on the coming year. So my three words for this year are Courage, Creativity and Health. Let me explain.
janice | October 10, 2011
One of my doctors at work waved the small card listing Stephen Covey’s Seven Effective Habits in front of me. “See this?” he asked. “Let me tell you why I don’t like it.” “Okay,” I replied with great curiosity. “What’s wrong with the list?” “This one says ‘Start with the End in Mind.’ I don’t know what the end is so how can I start with the end in mind?” Good point. How can you start with the end in mind if you don’t know what it is? … If you’re not sure what your goals are, create a vision board and see what comes up for you.
janice | October 7, 2011
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a rock star. Just one little problem. I can’t sing to save my life. So with a serious lack of singing talent, I had to develop my other interests in writing, reading, history, art, interior decorating and listening to music.