An archive of wisdom from Jane


February 20, 2019 Bottom line, most people just want to be happy. We may say to ourselves, when I have enough money, more fulfilling work, a better boss…then I’ll be happy. What’s crazy...

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February 20, 2019 / Comments (43)

Joyous Holidays and Happy New Year!

December 24, 2018 Looking out my office window I can see cardinals, a woodpecker and mocking birds. Some days the beauty of the world astounds me. In this week of festivities I hope you will find a moment to...

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December 24, 2018 / Comments (19)

What you believe is what you get

December 21, 2018 Holidays for some people are joyous and for others not so much. Here’s what I have learned about holidays. The holidays don’t make us feel one way or the other. What we feel is...

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December 21, 2018 / Comments (569)

Make 2019 a Success

December 20, 2018 2019 is going to be a great year! How do I know? Because I have decided that it will be. That’s all it takes. A firm decision. If you believe it then everything else follows....

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December 20, 2018 / Comments (20)

Another Kind of Courage

December 12, 2018 Courage is a wonderful word. When I mentioned it in a recent post a reader named Sharon Weaver, said, “I like courage; the courage to be kinder, more tolerant and understanding, be...

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December 12, 2018 / Comments (20)


December 11, 2018 Yipes! – It’s almost 2019. Every year I choose a word that I set as my intention. In the past I have chosen words like joy, surrender, and visibility. For me 2019 is going to...

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December 11, 2018 / Comments (20)

The Resourceful Leader

December 10, 2018 As a leader we are often put in a position of being the judge. We have to decide if what the team or an individual is doing is good or bad and then take action to either reward or...

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December 10, 2018 / Comments (20)

85% of your success depends on…

December 7, 2018   Do you know that 85% of our success in business is tied to our ability to communicate and connect with other people? 85% That’s huge! That means that we can be smart, educated, and...

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December 7, 2018 / Comments (14)

Measuring Success

November 30, 2018 Relying on our title or money to measure our success is a bit like relying on the weather. We never know for sure when it is going to go up or down, we only know that it will change. On the...

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November 30, 2018 / Comments (13)

It’s all a matter of perspective

November 29, 2018 Last night in Florida, the temperature dropped down into the lower 40’s. I was thinking that it’s cold and I put on my turtleneck and leather jacket to keep out the wind....

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November 29, 2018 / Comments (14)

Just Ask

November 28, 2018 Possibly one of the hardest things for most people to do is to ask for help. If we need to ask for help we may think that we will be seen as weak or not good enough. Sometimes asking makes...

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November 28, 2018 / Comments (14)

Clearer Communications

November 27, 2018 If I say to you the words “red vehicle”, what comes to mind for you? Is it a red pickup truck, a red sports car or perhaps a red SUV?  I’m guessing that you...

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November 27, 2018 / Comments (16)

Difficult Conversations

November 20, 2018 When we need to ask someone a question or tell them something and it feels like we can’t get the words out of our mouth, it isn’t because of the words or the person or even the...

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November 20, 2018 / Comments (34)


November 7, 2018 Anger, frustration, resentment, all come from a place of fear that our needs will not be met in some way. When people are angry, taking the time to understand their underlying concern can...

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November 7, 2018 / Comments (13)


October 31, 2018 Climbing Mt Washington on a beautiful sunny day. Within 30 minutes clouds arrive, the temperature drops 40 degrees and we find ourselves in a whiteout snowstorm. Luckily people who had gone...

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October 31, 2018 / Comments (12)


October 30, 2018 A newscaster smiles while talking about a disaster. Their smile is out of sync with the story and without realizing why the listeners tune out or disregard the message. If you are excited...

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October 30, 2018 / Comments (15)


October 29, 2018 When we are feeling angry it is always the result of a deep-seated fear that a need of ours is not currently being met or in the future will not be met. Good questions in these...

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October 29, 2018 / Comments (17)


October 26, 2018 You are getting ready for an important meeting. You turn on the water in your shower and nothing comes out. Yipes! You try the bathroom sink and the kitchen. Nothing. You check a spigot on...

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October 26, 2018 / Comments (15)


September 21, 2018 You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. It’s an old saying but, worth repeating over and over and over....

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September 21, 2018 / Comments (13)


September 20, 2018 Gooood morning!!! Have you had your coffee, tea and toast yet? Some people swear that taking the time to eat a good breakfast gives us the energy to go farther and faster during the day....

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September 20, 2018 / Comments (15)

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