Author Archives: Pattie

Use the Self Confidence Formula to Think and Grow Rich

I could write a dozen pieces on Think and Grow Rich, each time featuring one more of the ways we can harness our inner resources to achieve our dreams. But I would be remiss I didn’t bring to your attention N. Hill’s Self Confidence Formula from the book, because it is an essential building block […]

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Five Ways to Build Persistence and Earn Success

Our initial lesson from Think and Grow Rich was about having a definiteness of purpose. It’s like saying, “If you don’t know what your purpose is, you can’t get there, can you?” As essential as this purpose is, however, without a few more sharpened tools in your mind and your behavior, you STILL won’t be […]

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Six Ways to Wake Up, Shake Up, and Kick Life into Gear, Starting Today

Meet Jerry Traylor. He was born with cerebral palsy, because the cord became wrapped around his neck and caused damage at birth. He wore braces for 14 years of his young life. He has never taken a step without crutches, though he has run 28 marathons and walked from the Golden Gate Bridge to the […]

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How to Activate Think and Grow Rich in Your Life and Never Be the Same Again

It’s the ultimate book on success, read by millions since it was published over 50 years ago. In fact, you may be very aware of this book but you’ve just never bothered to pick it up and read it yourself. If that IS you, then it’s time to act. Go buy the book, or get […]

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Five Ways to Fall in Love Again with Being Yourself

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” Lao Tsu. I really don’t understand why it is so challenging to live in this way of being ourselves. It ought to be the most natural thing in the world and the very easiest thing we do! Don’t […]

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Your Achilles Heel?  How to Discover it and Get Rid of It in a Few Easy Steps

This question about my Achilles Heel was posed to me in a MasterMind group I joined recently, and you know, I didn’t want to answer it. It’s not that I wanted to avoid something. I just had never thought of an Achilles Heel in relation to my business. So, what is this idea, and how […]

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How to Clarify Your Values and Feel Truly, Deeply Amazing

Where do we get our values? When we think about values, we first recall those that we model from our parents and family. There are other influences at work on us, too, some of which may be even more impactful, such as school, church, friends television, books, internet, etc. Many of us don’t question the […]

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Three Ways to Chase Away Your Fears and Replace Them with Love

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasures you seek” – Joseph Campbell Fear is something we all live with. We don’t even realize the power of fear over our lives. Fear is sneaky. It presents itself in ways we don’t detect. It winnows its way into our minds and affects our actions and […]

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Three Keys to Finding Your Real Goals for 2013

Of all the holidays celebrated the world over, I think there is only one common global holiday — New Year’s Day. It’s not religious or cultural, not historical or military, not motherly or fatherly or for the children. It simply marks the occasion of 365 more days, counting again from day one. Yet, it’s magical, […]

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Three Steps to Get What You Want This Holiday…and in Life

My son, age 10, became an innocent victim of reality this Christmas. His father told him, “Reid, Santa is not real. It’s about time you know this.” At this point, I dashed in from the other room to share my belief about Santa. “I do believe in Santa,” I said. I wanted to launch into […]

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