Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Embracing SUCCESS series Archives

Tips for Becoming a Mllionaire

Have you ever thought about how great it would be to be a millionaire? I’m sure most of you have. That’ss why I’m happy to have Jaime Tardy, the author of The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur […]


Arthritis Empowerment

I’m happy to have Christine Schwab as my guest today. She’s a fashion, beauty and lifestyle television reporter and author and has been a guest on Oprah, NBC Nightly News, CBS-The Early Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis and […]


Interview with Maria Papapetros

I’m delighted to have an interview today with Maria Papapetros, psychic and healer, who has made great strides in the field of para-psychology. Internationally renown for her work with individual clients and group workshops, Maria is a central energy source […]


Embracing SUCCESS: Interview with Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman

On Tuesday I had a post in my Law of Attraction in Action series on Vision Plans and used Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman as examples. Today I have an interview with them. I wrote my newest book, Effortless Entrepreneur: […]

Embracing SUCCESS: inteview with Kathy Kaehler

I’m delighted to have an interview with celebrity trainer/nutritionist, Kathy Kaehler. Kathy has trained celebrity moms such as Julia Roberts, Michelle Pfeiffer and Denise Richards. I consider taking care of your body as an act of love. She lives by […]

Embracing SUCCESS: Interview with Gary Player

I’m honored to have an interview with Gary Player, one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He […]

Embracing SUCCESS: Interview with Bobbie Thomas

I’m delighted to have an interview with Bobbie Thomas as my first for Beliefnet in my Embracing SUCCESS series. Her national column, “The Buzz,” is featured in In Touch magazine and highlights Hollywood’s hottest fashion and beauty must-haves, and explores […]


As the year ends, I look back and consider 2009 a successful year for me. The last bunch of years have been. Others might disagree and not recognize what I do as success. I didn’t become rich—yet! The love of […]

Interview with Richard LeMieux

Today I’m continuing my Embracing SUCCESS series with Richard LeMieux, who ran his own successful business for 14 years and was very financially solvent, had a happy marriage and lived a decadent lifestyle. But when his business failed, he lost […]

Interview with Brian Klemmer

For my Embracing SUCCESS interview series, today I have Brian Klemmer. His latest book is The Compassionate Samurai: Being Extraordinary in an Ordinary World (Hay House, 2008). I was delighted to read a book that encourages a mindset so close […]

Advice from the Corporate Trenches

For my Embracing SUCCESS series, today I have advice from Tom Northup, founder of Leadership Management Group and author of the new book, Five Hidden Mistakes CEOs Make: How To Unlock the Secrets That Drive Growth and Profitability (Solutions Press, […]


A client was recently discussing her progress for finding a new job. She’d rewritten her resume, sent some out, and studied online job boards. After a month, she felt discouraged after not getting any bites. I reassured her but she […]

Interview with Perez Hilton

I continue with interviews for my Embracing SUCCESS series with celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton. I interviewed him while he was driving to the set of CSI. He asked to do a cameo on the show and got it! While Perez‘s […]

Does Marriage = SUCCESS?

Females dream of getting married from a young age. The pursuit of Prince Charming is encouraged in the media. Girls read fairy tales and want their own Prince. Women watch movies that show perfect men behaving in perfectly romantic ways. […]


I’m so delighted to announce that the third edition of Start & Run Your Own Record Label (Billboard Books) has been turned in! It’s been an exhausting labor of pure love. I’ve been working on it simultaneously with my book, […]

Interview with Hungry Girl’s Lisa Lillien

Lisa Lillien was a hungry girl and struggled with weight issues for most of her life. When she decided to change her way of eating, she learned so much about food and wanted to share. She began Hungry Girl, a […]

Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora

Tim Westergren’s passion has always been music. He began his career as an independent musician, a composer for films and other aspects of the music industry. In 2000, he created the Music Genome Project™. An enormous collection of songs were […]

Controlling Fear of Success

The idea of begin afraid of SUCCESS might seem odd. After all, isn’t that what we strive for? In theory, SUCCESS is a positive. It can mean your career is advanced, you make more money, and you get closer to […]

Interview with Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist

For the first interview of my Embracing SUCCESS series I have Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist, a site that’s made life easier for millions of people. Every Wednesday I’ll interview someone who’s become successful by following his or her passions. […]

Try, Try Again!

If at first you don’t succeed, ?try, try again. This saying is said to have been included in a Teacher’s Manual in the eighteen hundreds. So perseverance is an old concept! In my last post, Controlling Fear of Failure, I […]

Controlling Fear of Failure

Do you block SUCCESS if you’re scared to fail? It’s ridiculous, but trying to avoid what worries you can impede succeeding. Before being published, I made excuses for not going after a book deal. The truth was, I was terrified […]

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Ditch the Victim Mentality
A common thread among clients who come to me for self-empowerment counseling is “Why do people use me?” And they groan, “Why me?” And they whine, “I’ll never get what I want because of _____.”  I tell them to fill in that blank ...

posted 10:41:37pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Standing Up for Yourself
You may be angry at many people and want to tell them all of. But you need to –prepare to take a stand first. Before taking a stand, ask, “Am I WILLING to be serious?” You may want to stop unacceptable behavior, but are you willing to ...

posted 12:01:04pm Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: What You Think Of Yourself
This is post 290 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to manifest your desires. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series to see how. Very often, your biggest roadblocks ...

posted 8:44:56pm Jul. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Why People Become DoorMats/People Pleasers
George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to ...

posted 2:09:35pm Jul. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: “It’s for the best”
This is post 289 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series  to see how. People get confused when ...

posted 12:01:14pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »


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