Notes from the Editor: The Lure of Low Expectations

June 2010 - Notes from the Editor: The Lure of Low Expectations

by Karyn L. Beach Successful people don’t start an endeavor, any endeavor, anticipating failure. They want to win. They prepare to win. They expect to win. In sports, it’s pretty black and white. There can only be one winner, but they don’t count themselves out. They press on. In life, winn

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U-Turn

May 2010 - U-Turn

by Karyn L. Beach You have a plan. You are committed to your plan. You are working your plan. But, something isn’t right. You are getting results, but you aren’t happy with the results you are getting. It isn’t what you expected. In fact, you aren’t even sure this is what you want anymore

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April 2010 - Notes from the Editor: Do What You Love?

I have a friend who we’ll call Shelly. She and I met while we were fledgling writers in Los Angeles. I moved on several years ago and now she’s getting ready to leave Los Angeles as well. Although Shelly’s excited about her transition, she’s also a little bit down. You see, she wasn’t

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March 2010 - Notes from the Editor: It’s In Your Hands

By Karyn L. Beach My friend Timogi is an incredible woman. She is a poet, clothing designer, business woman and motivational speaker. She hosts what she calls Sistah Parties. At a Sistah Party , Timogi has a table filled with random kitschy knick knacks and two stacks of cards, one with quot

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February 2010 - Notes from the Editor: Time Clutter

By Karyn L. Beach When we talk about getting rid of clutter, thoughts turn to the overstuffed closet, the packed garage and all the piles of papers and odd knick knacks that we have lying around the house. It makes sense to get rid of all of that excess stuff. But when we talk about getting

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January 2010 - Notes from the Editor: January is Get Organized Month!

By Karyn L. Beach January has been designated as Get Organized Month . January is the time for new beginnings, making resolutions and setting goals. Adding organization to that mix increases your chances of success. Regardless of what your goals are, everything will run a little smoot

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August 2009 - Notes From the Editor: The Domino Effect

By Karyn L. Beach I was talking to a good friend of mine earlier today and she was riding high on a wave of confidence. Over the weekend, she overcame a major fear. She'd been taking swimming lessons with her son and during her last lesson, she told her instructor that she wanted to jump off the

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February 2009 - Notes from the Editor: Speaking the Language of Love

by Karyn L. Beach Coming smack dab in the middle of February, arguably the coldest month of the year, is Valentine’s Day – a time to get warm with the glow of love! Candy, flowers, jewelry, romantic cards and lavish candlelit dinners await many of us. Yet, for a significant number of peopl

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