Why Gratitude Can Backfire

Without a doubt, there are few emotional states more powerful and creative than that of appreciation and gratitude.  Because of this, we see a lot of philosophies about exercising gratitude.  Celebrating “Thankful Thursday” is a common practice.  The advice, “have an attitude of gratitude” gets doled out as often at popcorn at a movie.  You […]

When It’s Time to Tell a New Story

In another article, “How to Discover the Successful Business Owner Within You” I shared that a very wise person once said to me, “Meredith, if you’ve been wanting something for a very long time and it hasn’t come to fruition yet, odds are, you have the wrong ‘part’ running the show in that segment of […]

3 Tips to Mastering Your Success Mindset

I recently started telling my clients that I am not a business coach….I’m an emotional fitness coach. Emotional fitness is the ultimate secret to creating success, happiness, joy and achieving your fullest potential. What is emotional fitness? Most people are familiar with the biblical term, “turning the other cheek.” Emotional fitness is the same thing. […]

3 Steps to Relieving the Holiday Hangover

I don’t know about you, but it hits me every year. I’m not talking about a traditional hangover from too much booze the night before. I am referring to an emotional hangover. Once New Year’s Day is done, I wake up weighed down by 1) sadness that the holiday season is over; 2) dread of […]

Is Your Business Fit Enough to Succeed?

Tony Robbins taught me that people fail to succeed at a goal NOT because of a lack of resources, but because of a lack of resourcefulness. In other words, if you failed to achieve a goal, you can’t blame a lack of money/funding, tools, human resources, intellect, time, technology, etc, etc. The only thing you […]