What began as an out-west horse ranch vacation for our family (including my husband and two daughters, ages 8 and 12), resulted in a family journey into self-discovery and professional growth. Are you aware how many ranches (and related Web sites) can be found on the Internet? The choices are vast, but the offered experiences all seem to revolve around the activities of riding, relaxing, and eating. Our family wanted something deeper. We found what we were seeking at the GREY WOLF RANCH in Victor, CO and ranch owner Daniel Grey.
Lewis Walker, a.k.a., The Investment Coach, writes about our Personal Vision Letter exercise in his client newsletter, a message about both gratitude and planning with a new perspective in 2011.
Visioning Thanksgiving 2011
No dear readers, that is not a typo in the title for this column, for in your mind's eye I want you to envision Thanksgiving a year from now. Recently I spent several days with a group of creative people in a future-focused "think tank" gathering in Las Vegas. Executive and leadership coach, Edwards A. Holliday, president of the Atlantic Leadership Group in Clarksville, MD, presented his personal visioning statement. His idea is a useful way for you to frame your desired future. CLICK HERE for the PDF file of the full article by Lewis Walker as it appears in The Investment Coach Weekly Commentary, November 23, 2010.
One measure of a successful entrepreneur is how well he exploits his own talents. By drawing upon everything from his environment, using his keen perception to ignite a creative imagination and encouraging collaboration the entrepreneur guides his vision into a profitable, game-changing innovation. Read about how tiny Weatherbug innovated to dominate the weather information industry.
The Key To Creating Your Own Personal Bull Market!
Have you ever cried, lost sleep or fought with your partner about money? Have you noticed that no matter how much you have, you may be perpetually living in a state of insufficiency, also known as “not enough”… not enough time, not enough energy and/or not enough money?!
I know what it is like to have millions of dollars in the bank and still cry over money…to feel like scum of the earth after losing money on a given business day, and feel like the dumbest person in the world. I’ve called myself names (expletives) and things that I would never dare call anyone else, all because of money dealings. I’ve found that many people have the same experience. We have all made mistakes or fallen short in achieving our goals and felt terribly about it.
Even though I was in the top 1% of net worth of all the people in the world, I felt anything but wealthy at times. There were times when I felt like the most stupid, unworthy person on the planet. No amount of money or Ivy League credentials would have changed this negative self-opinion.
Rave reviews for Melba and the use of DISC in a workshop held at Cherry Valley Music, led by partners Dr. Charles Stier and Molly Stier:
"...We were 100% blown away by the depth of insights and the opportunity for the opening of other communication possibilities with ourselves and with others. Melba was fantastic in presenting, organizing, and above all, controlling this occasionally rambunctious and spirited group.
Literally overnight, we have all experienced a vast and varied opening and understanding of our personal behaviors and motivators. Many of the deep personal struggles that we each possess have been clearly illuminated and instantly unlocked by this process.
If you have a true desire to really understand yourself, your company, group, team, school, family or marriage, this DISC Assessment could be called "What Makes Me (And Others) Tick". It is an absolute MUST...."