Live in the moment! It’s a pretty common phrase, right? But, like much of the advice I give out, it’s easier said than done. After all, how much of our lives do we spend waiting? Waiting to grow up, waiting to get a job that you actually enjoy, waiting to be able to afford that … More What Happens When You Put Off Living to Wait for a Better Future?
As I sit down to write my final tip in this series, I am realizing that this tip is the easiest…and the hardest tip to follow. What is so easy and yet so hard? Believing. None of the tips I have given you will be of any help at all if you don’t truly believe … More Expert Tip #10: Believe!
Written By Karen Malone Wright I was introduced to The Back Forty when I met Darrell Gurney at a conference in Los Angeles in late 2016. I immediately connected with his mission, and I don’t think he was surprised when I confessed that I’m living my own Back Forty career right now. Like most people, … More It’s Never Too Late for Adventure
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” -Steve Spielberg Individual benefits of having a mentor – and being one – are wide-ranging and far-reaching, no matter where you are in your career. For the organization, these benefits are multiplied: improved … More The Time to Start Mentoring is NOW!
“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” – Henri Matisse To some degree, we regard fog in our work and developments as a bad thing. Fog means non-clarity: of what is coming together (or not); of what is working (or not); of what the end … More 3 Steps for Embracing Good Fog
Today I am bringing you another quote. Have you ever heard the little voice in your head saying, “you can’t do that”? Maybe you think, “it’s too late for me to change careers” or “that’s just the way things are”. Well, my quote today is here to tell you that those mindsets are simply incorrect. … More How to Stop Yourself from Preventing Your Success
Have you ever said, “it’s just not the right time”? I bet you have. After all, with age comes knowledge and some things need to happen at a certain time in order to succeed. Or at least that’s what we think. If you take a moment to think about what you have held off on … More Expert Tip #9: Play Again
A fellow blogger asked us to participate in this quiz (see Saddles to Shorelines for her answers)…so I’d better get my answers out before I get too much into this New Year! I’ll share my thoughts from the Alexandra side of the Founders of The Back Forty Fliers…and you can see Darrell’s here. What were your highlights … More Discovering Alexandra’s New Year with The Quiz of The Year
As we were settling in into our new condo, Darrell and I decided to buy a little corner bar. One of those cool pieces that look built in, only they’re not. Purchasing most of the other furniture came easy: we researched, found what we wanted, and bought it. Not so easy for the bar. After … More The Bar, the Mindset, and the Law of Attraction
“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” -Earl Nightingale There’s where we are now. There’s where we want to be. There’s a gap. The first inclination is to be diminished by the gap. Just like when you first realize something about … More Gap Crossing