What I Thought I Knew

What I Thought I Knew

I had been a mortgage loan officer for 15 years. I had survived the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown of 2008-2009 and emerged more determined, more focused, more educated, and more careful. At my lowest point, I knew it was either time to find another career or...
Press On or Time for a Break?

Press On or Time for a Break?

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels Over the years, I’ve read or heard a sentiment expressed that if the conditions of your life are challenging, learn to love them before making any changes. Or something to that effect. There is some merit to this idea. If I just cut and...
Your Automatic Life

Your Automatic Life

Photo by Alex Knight from Pexels The conscious brain occupies 17 percent of total brain mass (about one-sixth of the brain’s weight), yet controls only 2 to 4 percent of actual perceptions or behavior. The nonconscious brain occupies 83 percent (about five-sixths) of...
Can’t Decide?

Can’t Decide?

Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels   You need to make a decision. Opportunity will pass you by. The deadline is lurking. The pressure is on. But you can’t decide! Why not? Instead of teaching you one more strategy to get yourself to do what you...
How are you.  Why do you ask?

How are you. Why do you ask?

How are you? It’s a greeting more than a question.  But it’s still a question. Both the question and the answer are usually automatic. Want to create an awkward moment?  Answer How ya doin? with a real answer.   What’s your automatic answer to How are you? Fine....