Not my monkey. Not my circus.

Not my monkey. Not my circus.  This is one of the most freeing mantras for whenever I get off track with other people’s projects or issues. I used to spend hours agonizing over the decisions of others that had virtually no bearing on my life. I now know that being able to identify what IS my circus and what is not is one of the greatest skills I have acquired. It has created natural boundaries for my time and energy.  Three Ways to Protect Yourself from OPM (Other People’s Monkeys) Step back. Sometimes just stepping back, emotional and physically, can

First Day of the BEST of Your Life

  Today is when everything changes. This is the first day of the BEST of your life because there is no time like the present to commit to living well right where you are. All you need to start is a pen, a pad of paper, a calendar or planner and a decision to really live right where you are at. Daily Success Basics: Set aside time to think, plan and pray to get your bearings. Make a list of everything that you need to do right now and for the week, for work or for home in no specific