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What is Your Theme This Year?

Rock Bottom Solution - Date Your EntryPatterns are present in life as we approach 2017.  These patterns present themselves in weeks, seasons and even years.

Year before last, 2015, was a year of tremendous love during which time my husband and I wed.  2016 took a turn toward motherhood.  From a professional standpoint, it was also the year of the coach.

When you think of the past couple of years, both personally and professionally, what themes and patterns do you see?

Do you see anything changing for you this year?

Although last year was the Year of the Coach for me, professionally, this year will be different.  The amount of time and dedication required to support a large number of clients on an individual basis is no longer possible in conjunction with the dedication I feel to my daughter.  Nurturing her development is such a gift; I do not want to miss a single moment.

I’ll be delighted to return to individual coaching one day, however, with the exception of Smart Goals Society (the Group Program aimed to help you get the most out of this year), this year will be dedicated to writing.

There are, however, Themes Within Themes.

For example, within Smart Goals Society, there are themes within each month.  It’s Open Enrollment right now! Enroll today to participate in the coaching for January (and receive the Charmed in Business Audio Master Class as a Bonus).

The Smart Goals Society Themes for the first 6 months are listed below:

  • January – Imagine the Possibilities
  • February – Analyze the Possibilities
  • March – Stress and Debt Free Approach
  • April – Create Space
  • May – Circle of Trust
  • June – Demonstrating Mastery

Yet, with the exception of this one coaching program – for me, this will be the Year of the Writer.

Writing is such a gift.  When I have moments of solitude, writing awaits.  In the middle of the night with a sleepless newborn or in the middle of the day during a newborn’s nap, I’m grateful for the flexibility writing possesses?

What is the equivalent gift in your life?

Perhaps writing is a gift for you too.  In striving to reach your goals this year, writing is a lovely companion.  The documentation of reaching and achieving your dreams can result in something as profound as a book one day, or as humble and nostalgic as a fond recollection while re-reading old posts.

During the year of the writer, I’ll be sharing the goals I am facing and the progress of those journey’s.  Everything is better when it is shared, hence the reason I delight in sharing (even the setbacks) with you.

What is your theme for this year?

I recognize your theme is deeply personal.  In all ways, your privacy is respected and if you choose to send me a private message, those are always appreciated.

However, if you feel led to share your Theme in the comments below, I both commend you for your bravery and thank you for your participation.

Cheers to the finale of 2016, the embrace of 2017 and connecting with you – personally, publicly and privately.





Results Are In! ‘Smart Goals’ Cover Winner and Sneak Peak.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve asked for feedback regarding my two cover choices for my latest e-Book, Smart Goals: Planning a Year of Cool and Easy Success.

Thank you to the 200 participants to submitted your votes.  I could not have decided without you and valued all of your input.  I have both pictures below, the results below that, and a sneak peak into the book beneath that – as well as an invitation to become an Early Bird of the Smart Goals Society.

Cover #1:


Cover #2:




Of the 200+ participants in voting for the covers:

  • 42% voted for Cover #1.
  • 58% voted for Cover #2.

The winner is:


Smart Goals: Planning a Year of Cool and Easy Success ‘Sneak Peak:’


Success in life can be cool and easy.

It’s no accident that I traveled two months in Europe in 2014, completing the Camino de Santiago (a 440+ mile trek across Spain documented in my memoir, Riding the Camino Dragon).

In 2015, I wanted to get married.  It was unclear how that turn of events would occur but it didn’t matter.  I met and married my ideal true love that same year.

In 2016, I wanted to begin a family and meet my children.  Again, I wasn’t sure exactly how it would come to pass, but it didn’t matter.  In 2016, I began the journey of achieving cool and easy success in this area as well.

This is the story I’ll reveal in this book, but first, I have a question for you.

What is the desire of your heart this year?

One of the desires of my heart is to see you experience exactly that.

  • Excerpt from Smart Goals: Planning a Year of Cool and Easy Success (anticipated release Winter 2016).





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