The Truth Is Perfectionism Sucks

On my most recent video chat with my business mastermind group, I was reminded of something I write about but don’t always remember to follow.

But let me take a step back, and let you know a little about why this group is so important to me. As I’m getting ready to wrap up my second year with MasterHeart, I feel much gratitude for the members. I’ve been able to learn from all of them. We all bring something to the group, which makes it a great place to go for support (and fun!).

Back to the call…

Each week we are given the chance to share our celebrations and learnings. It feels good to celebrate our “wins” and be inspired by our learnings.

When I thought about what I wanted to share, my first thought was how I write about the importance of showing up as yourself. Sometimes though I place expectations on myself to be someone other than who I am. Read more

The Wisdom of Bernie

Before my mom’s passing, I made many visits to her assisted living facility. You can learn a lot from those who have lived for many years, and one specific resident made an impact on me.

Let me introduce you to Bernie. Although our conversations were not much more than “hello” and commenting on the weather, there was something that drew me to him.

He had a warmth about him, and I never saw him without a smile…especially when his great-granddaughter came to visit.

The day that made the greatest impact on me was Bernie’s birthday. When walking down the hallway as Bernie was heading back to him room, I wished him a happy birthday. He smiled (of course!) and said, “It is what we make it, and what we accept.” Read more