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Attitude and Motivation

What Mom Taught Me

My mom died more than 30 years ago, but I still feel her with me every day. Sometimes when I open my mouth to speak, her words come out. And that makes me smile. Mothers aren’t perfect, but in their imperfect humanness, they are amazing founts of wisdom. I love reflecting on the things my [...]

By |2019-04-23T12:06:09-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Attitude and Motivation, Jacquelyn Lynn|2 Comments

Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions – At New Year’s or Anytime You Make Them

In the interest of full disclosure, I admit: I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I make resolutions all year long—some of them I keep, some I don’t, and some get changed along the way. These tips will help you keep your resolutions, whether you’re making them at New Year’s or any other time during the [...]

Do You Care What Others Think About You?

How much of the way you live your life is determined by what other people think? How much better would your life be if you didn’t care what other people think? We miss out on so much when we are more concerned about the approval of others than we are about being true to ourselves. [...]

Seven Things You Should Quit Today

You’ve heard the popular Vince Lombardi quote: “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” That’s meant to encourage perseverance, but it’s not always true. Sometimes quitting can make you a winner. Here are seven things you could quit right now that will make your life happier, richer and far more fulfilling: Quit doing things that [...]

By |2016-08-24T11:24:32-05:00January 18th, 2016|Attitude and Motivation, Jacquelyn Lynn|4 Comments

Imposter Syndrome

They're Productive Overachievers in Everyone’s Eyes but Their Own Imposter Syndrome sufferers are high achievers who secretly believe they have been overestimated. They fear that at any time the “truth” about them will become known. When Brian was promoted to general manager of his company, he was sure it was because he just happened to be [...]

By |2016-01-26T18:53:32-05:00March 26th, 2015|Attitude and Motivation, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

Great Fatherly Advice from James Taylor

I grew up listening to and singing along with James Taylor and Carly Simon. In a recent interview, their son, Ben Taylor (who is currently on tour with his talented father), said this about getting into the music/entertainment business: “My dad let me know that it’s a blue-collar job, that the glamour of it is [...]

To Get What You Want, Say Thank You in Advance

The next time you’re in a situation where you’re not getting the performance out of a person that you need, try thanking them for doing what you want them to do – even if they haven’t done it yet. Most people will respond by trying to earn the appreciation you expressed. For example: You have [...]