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Have I? Have you?

Lately I’ve been reading the online magazine Inc. which is geared toward small business owners and entrepreneurs.  I’m loving the tips and advice and chance to learn from others’ experiences.  Today I found this fabulous article which really hit home. It is a completely different concept of achieving success – asking yourself 10 questions.  Once you read the list, I believe you will see how checking in with yourself every day and being focused on results will push you to achieve more.  The article is below or you can read it on the Inc. site – HERE.


10 Questions That Create Success

Want help focusing on what really matters? Ask yourself these on a daily basis.
By Geoffrey James | Jan 23, 2012

Think that success means making lots of money?  Think again.

Pictures of dead presidents have never made anybody happy. And how can you be successful if you’re not happy? And buying things with that all money isn’t much better. A new car, for instance, might tickle your fancy for a day or two–but pride of ownership is temporary.

Real success comes from the quality of your relationships and the emotions that you experience each day. That’s where these 10 questions come in.

Ask them at the end of each day and I absolutely guarantee that you’ll become more successful. Here they are:

1. Have I made certain that those I love feel loved?

2. Have I done something today that improved the world?

3. Have I conditioned my body to be more strong flexible and resilient?

4. Have I reviewed and honed my plans for the future?

5. Have I acted in private with the same integrity I exhibit in public?

6. Have I avoided unkind words and deeds?

7. Have I accomplished something worthwhile?

8. Have I helped someone less fortunate?

9. Have I collected some wonderful memories?

10. Have I felt grateful for the incredible gift of being alive?

Here’s the thing.  The questions you ask yourself on a daily basis determine your focus, and your focus determines your results.

These questions force you to focus on what’s really important. Take heed of them and rest of your life—especially your work—will quickly fall into place.

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Celebrating Rae’s Success!

Meet Rae Meadows! – Rae and I are here at our 20 year high school reunion.  Rae is a successful author who has just published her second book!


One of the things I was reminded of over and over again at my 20 year high school reunion is that I went to school with a TERRIFIC group of people.  We were always good kids, took care of each other, had A LOT of fun, and cheered each other on.

Twenty years later, I have good reason to cheer for one of my favorite friends.  Rae and I were very close in high school.  In fact, she was pretty much my partner when I had my business, Hosting Helpers.  I could always count on her to do a great job – we made a super team!  We’ve remained in touch over the years, but it was particularly good to see her at the reunion last weekend.  I’m so glad to have the chance to share her good news…

Rae has just published her second novel, No One Tells Everything.

Grace – a copy editor in her mid-thirties- drinks alone in the same bar every night, confides in her longtime bartender, and observes New York City life from the sidelines.  But when a girl is found dead and a college student from Grace’s hometown is arrested for the murder, something within her stirs, and she embarks on an investigation into the crime – only to find that the mystery she is chasing is actually her own.

The book is receiving rave reviews, and Rae’s reputation and readership is rising.  Now that I’m in L.A. and have some “me” time, I’m going to curl up with my own copy and get lost in the story.  Can’t wait!  Get your own copy at Amazon, who also carries Rae’s outstanding first novel, Calling Out.

Happy Reading!


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