This blog is where I share my life-lessons as a wife, mother, author, speaker and entrepreneur, mostly centered around coping with stress, making sense out of setbacks, and conquering life’s challenges.
On the side, I’m a three-time best-selling, award-winning, internationally published author of The Jackrabbit Factor, Portal to Genius, and Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters. I’m a contributing author to multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul publications, and I also created Genius Bootcamp, a 2-3 day workshop based on the book Portal to Genius, which gives you the training and environment to help you discover – absolutely genius (aka inspired) solutions to your toughest challenges.
However, THIS blog is my personal therapeutic outlet for when I’ve got something else to say.
Why I do what I do:
I’ve always heard that it’s important to “think positive”, but it’s taken me a long time to understand many of the non-intuitive reasons behind the advice, and I’m still learning.
The thing is, I’m the kind of person who wants to know why, so I have the additional knowledge and motivation I need to actually do it:
I need a reason.
(Because frankly, it’s just easier to be cynical and grumpy.)
To be perfectly honest, thinking positive is not my natural way of thinking. Just ask my kids. The truth is, I often struggle to find the good when circumstances appear bleak, but the rewards for doing so (when I finally muster the will to do it), have been tremendous.
I’ve discovered that each life challenge and experience contains nuggets of truth. Each pain teaches a principle, and this site is dedicated to sharing my personal journey and revealing the hidden principles I discover along the way. I hope it helps encourage you to think positive, and discover with me the deeper reasons as to why it’s worth the effort.
Most of my posts will be a true story from life with my kids, our business shenanigans, or a reaction to events relative to my work.
So far, my most profound posts seem to be those which were created as I coached myself, to get me through a time when I was feeling particularly discouraged or stressed.
You probably won’t always know which posts those are, but if one strikes you as more powerful than another, you can guess that I was probably dealing with something pretty heavy at the time.
I certainly don’t present my thoughts and ideas authoritatively as a shining example of one who lives well the principles of success. I simply write to keep my own thoughts in check. If you can learn something from them as well, I’ll just be happy that the challenges I experience will not be in vain.
I welcome your comments and feedback on each post. Sometimes I see things one way, and another person’s point of view can help me recognize my blind spots. For all comments, I am grateful.
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Contact me: leslie [at] thoughtsalive [dot] com