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 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 […]

What To Do When People Don’t Value Your Expertise

There have been enough posts in our private GIFTE forum that have the same theme, I felt it warranted an article. The theme is about clients, colleagues, friends or neighbors not recognizing your value and asking rude or obnoxious requests. Sometimes the request is to “tap your brain” for free because they just don’t have […]

The Importance of Saying YES

One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned in my entrepreneurial journey is the power of saying yes. Saying yes to marketing opportunities, personal development opportunities, and more. But there is one disclaimer to this statement: Amazing things happen when you say yes to opportunities outside your comfort zone How many times have you turned […]