“Some people wait so long for their ship to come in that their pier collapses.”
-author unknown

Well, it’s officially the holidays and the game of stress has begun.

The malls are like zoos and the tension is building within all of us. We seem to have less time during the day and we need to constantly check if we are breathing.

And I know something about you – during this holiday season, there will be things that you have to do, but don’t feel like, i.e., paying the bills, working out, or practicing the piano.

Here’s what the winners do…

Use the 15-minute rule: make an agreement with yourself that you will “just do it” for fifteen minutes, then you can stop. Go to the gym for fifteen minutes, clean the house, or make those calls. Here’s the beauty of it – YOU WON’T STOP AFTER FIFTEEN MINUTES. You’ll get into it. Before you know it, you’ll be at the gym for the full hour.

If you’ve read my book, or have been following this blog, you know you should…

1. Procrastinate procrastination.
2. Just do it.
3. Make no exceptions.
4. When things are difficult, relax more and breathe deeper.
5. Enjoy the process…and make sure you exercise.

Now take a few deep diaphragmatic breaths (in through the nose for four seconds, using your stomach, then out through the nose for four seconds). Smile, and go all out!

Thanks for reading.


“Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”
-JIMMY JOHNSON, former head coach, Dallas Cowboys

Big risk, big reward.

How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit?


Pretty amazing, but what’s even more amazing is that he struck out 1,330 times.

Do you really want to go through life with your bat just sitting on your shoulder?

Swing away!

Get out of your comfort zone and do something today that scares you.

Do something today that you’ve been putting off.

Let me train you. Here’s how you do it…

Don’t think about it, just do it.

It’s as simple as that. Just put your body in motion and your emotions will follow. One of my students, the great Liz Andrews, is also a marathon runner. Liz says that the hardest part of running is putting on your sneakers.

Use the 15-minute rule. Do something for just fifteen minutes and then you can stop…but you won’t. Once you take action, you start to get into it.

This applies for working out, paying your bills, waking up in the morning, practicing or studying.

Thanks for reading