Why Persistence is the Key to Success

One of the greatest predictors of an individual's ability to succeed in life is persistence: that "stick-to-it-ness" that allows people to get through the inevitable failures that happen on the road to success. One of the things I talk about in my new book, fearLESS:...
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Do People Really Fear Success?

Most people are familiar with concept of fear of failure. But for some people, it’s not failure that scares them most, but the fear that they will succeed. And while the fear of success is actually one of the most common fears out there, it’s a concept that seems...
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How to Cope When You’re Afraid to Succeed

In the last couple of videos we’ve been talking about fear of success, where it comes from, and how to tell if it’s something that’s holding you back from turning YOUR dreams into reality. Today we’re going to look at ways of dealing with the hidden thoughts that are...
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1433 How to Stop Negativity Spirals

Today we are talking about negativity spirals and what to do about them. Do you ever find yourself stuck in a situation where your energy and motivation tank completely and you start to question everything about what you’re doing with your life? When you know there’s...
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1324 Strength Enough for This

When you make the decision, once and for all, to commit to making your dream a reality, it can be both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. There’s a giddiness that hits you when you realize the infinite possibilities and adventures that lay before you. But...
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1531 What it Takes to Turn Dreams into Reality

I spend a lot of time around here talking about dreams and how to make them happen. It’s what I do here – help people figure out what they want in life, and then show them how to get it. In order to understand what it takes to turn dreams into reality, however, it...
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Do Something That Scares You

It’s amazing how quickly we can let ourselves set up camp in our comfort zones; they’re so comfortable, after all. Safe. Predictable. We know exactly where we stand when we’re there -- like being the big fish in the small pond. There’s no fear when we’re in our...
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Creating an Annual Plan of Action

As the year draws to a close, it’s always a good idea to create an action plan for the coming year. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s absolutely critical that you take consistent action if you want to take that nebulous dream of yours and turn it into...
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1703 Overcoming The Dark Night of the Soul

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Vibe Shifting Show. We’ve had a long hiatus since the last episode, but we’re back on schedule and (hopefully) better than ever. Today we are talking about the dark night of the soul – that period of doubt and despair that...

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How September Feels

New beginning. New focus. New start. New intentions. New results. This how September feels to me. It’s how September has always felt. In part I think it’s the sudden change is seasons that brings on the feelings; where I am, the shift from hot summer to the coolness...

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A Gift of Silence in a Noisy World

Yesterday evening the power went out for over an hour. A power failure is unusual where I live especially when there is no apparent reason for it (it wasn’t stormy yesterday). I spent the first few minutes being irritated because I had lost Internet connectivity. And...

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You Can’t Accept the Gifts You Don’t See

Imagine someone has a gift to give you. Something they’re super-excited to give you because they just know you’re going to love it. They even go out of their way to leave it out somewhere where it’ll surprise you at just the right time, because that’s just the kind of...

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Building a Community and Saving the World

“We need to find the solution to world peace.” The statement came from a friend who couldn’t wrap her head around the American election results and pretty much everything that’s been happening since. As it happens, I’ve had several people echo that same sentiment to...

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What Do You Want From Life?

Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself what it is that you actually want from life? Have you ever stopped to really think about it? Or do you just rhyme off some pat answer about “world peace” or “success” or something else that you think would be socially...

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