September 11, 2016 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

Link to article If you want to get anything done, there are two basic ways to get yourself to do it. The first, more popular and devastatingly wrong option is to try to motivate yourself. The second, somewhat unpopular and entirely correct choice is to cultivate discipline. This is one of these situations where adopting a different perspective immediately results in superior outcomes. Few uses of the term “paradigm shift” are actually legitimate, but this one is. It’s a lightbulb moment. What’s the difference? Motivation, broadly speaking, operates on the erroneous assumption that a particular mental or emotional state is necessary to complete…

January 25, 2016 theadventuresofdd

January’s Full Moon: Throw me to the Wolves & I’ll Come Back to Lead the Pack. Link to Elephant Journal Guys -Mercury in Retrograde is almost over. If this month has been ridiculously terrible for you, then know you’re not alone. This year has started out miserably for me  – and I can’t wait for it to turn around.  I have spent the past few weekends with some dear friends, and they have been so inspirational – I have some wonderful, smart, amazing friends. I saw this article on the Elephant Journal’s facebook this am ( Do you guys follow the Elephant Journal? It’s…

January 7, 2016 theadventuresofdd

9 Tips for Becoming More Emotionally Intelligent Link to Hubspot What is Emotional Intelligence? (Written by Lindsay Kolowich | @lkolo25) Emotional intelligence is a form of social intelligence. Someone who has high emotional intelligence is able to recognize and monitor their own and others’ feelings and emotions, to engage with and navigate them, and then to use that emotional information to guide their own thinking and action. I like to think of emotionally intelligent people kind of like detectives. Every time they interact with someone, they’re able to uncover the emotional pieces that are missing from what a person actually says…

December 28, 2015 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

I’m feeling passionate today. Focusing on letting my passions be my guide – photography, hiking, outdoors, the ocean – all the first things that come to mind. And wellness. What are your passions? 3 Things To Know About Following Your Passion Before You Do It 1. Passion – Your passion will attract others to your cause. We are drawn to passionate people. I don’t care if you are flat broke, when you have a fire inside your soul, people are drawn to that. It ignites the human spirit in all of us. 2. Purpose – Know the why behind your business. This…