Slogans! are a magic potion.

Akin to mission statements, metaphors and affirmations, short impactful phrases with a lot of internal meaning can energize us and increase our focus on what’s important.
Take the Energizer Bunny, for instance. It just keeps “… going… and going… and going…” and even now STILL still stealthily sneaks into things we’re doing. Very effective. They even weaved that little bunny into “real-looking” spots, so you never knew where he’d show up, but we were always looking for him. Another GREAT one came to be Verizon’s “Can you hear me now?” Short, impactful, unmistakable message. What did it come to mean for you, in your life?
Then AT&T gave an even better one with universal application and very apropos for goal seekers and achievers and the processes of climbing out of our boxes, controlling our focus and getting in touch with our hidden abilities and resources! Understanding that each of us is capable of so much more than we generally give ourselves credit for, AT&T gave us — “Re-Think Possible.” Priceless!!! 
When your inner voice starts to say, “but… but…” or “I don’t think…” or “I can’t…” or any of a thousand other things it might say to show — or invoke — self doubt, or negativity… just Re-Think Possible.  Is it really beyond your ability? or just beyond your comfort zone? Could anyone else you know handle it? If they’re your friend, you’re likely closely matched in ability and intellect, so Re-Think Possible.
So, just let that phrase bounce around inside your head for a while. As a matter of fact, you won’t be able to help it.  I just programmed you and the Energizer Bunny will bring it back to you over, and over and over again. And you’ll keep going… and going and going… until it becomes a natural incantation.  Re-Think Possible, my friend.
Seriously. Doesn’t that feel good?  (Say yes!) Re-Think Possible!
I’ll see you next time!


Mixed Loyalties

July 8, 2016

Have you ever noticed that when it’s time to root and cheer for our favorite athletic team, we get all crazy and loud and boisterous. EVERYONE knows who we’re cheering for and why.  Not only that, but the cheering is even louder and more enthusiastic if they’ve been on a little losing streak — just […]

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Independently Speaking

July 4, 2016

It’s amazing how the older I get, the more I hear — I know, you thought it was the other way around :)  And perhaps you realized it, but I was just reminded on Thursday night, that although we celebrate our independence from England on July 4th, the document that actually created our independent state […]

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Memorial Monday

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016… Holidays are funny. Once a holiday becomes established and celebrations become “regular” and expected — especially after they become federal holidays; you know they ones that mean a legal day off from work and usually some huge sales! — the celebration tends to be about the day off. And many people consider […]

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I’m Positively Back!

April 29, 2016

Life is very interesting, my friend. We set our sights, make our plans and head out on our trip, and very often we’re confronted with detours we hadn’t planned. Sometimes we can see clearly that the detour is necessary — rerouting can save the trip — and other times we can’t necessarily see why we […]

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What Does Friday, Mean?

November 6, 2015

What does Friday mean to you? To a lot of people, it just means the end of the work week — or maybe the school week. And those people tend to give Friday a special power; the power to EASE tension, to relax, to end their responsibility for that preceding period. TGIF, they say — […]

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Change the Channel

October 24, 2015

It’s been a while, since I’ve written a blog post here. I apologize, and … I’m back! Lots of things have happened that distracted me. But, I HAVE been writing my Vitamin K – Daily Dose of Positive, so I’ve been busy, just for a limited audience.  So check out Vitamin K Daily for 4 […]

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Risk Being Seen…

November 21, 2014

There is an old saying… “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” In that regard each of us may be willing student waiting, looking for that teacher. But like many things in life, we have a preconceived concept of what that teacher should look like, how he or she should appear, the manner […]

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Milestone Monday!

October 20, 2014

Actually… today’s title is a little off — it was actually Milestone Saturday this past weekend. 5 years ago this past August 29th, I fired the boss and retired from University Hospital, to pursue my dream of motivational speaking and being a life coach. It was  — and is — a big dream.  A few […]

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Leaders Are Intensely Positive

September 3, 2014

I’ve been studying leadership since… well… a long time :-) I joined the US Air Force at 17, and lots of leadership training ensued over the next 20 years. You develop your favorites. Ken Blanchard has always been one of my favorites. So when he teamed up with awesome Mark Miller, “and then there were […]

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