The Freedom to Change Your Life

As Independence Day was just a few days ago, it caused me to think about one of the greatest treasures any human can ever hope to have: Freedom.

Freedom can take on many different aspects to many different people of course; from the prisoner locked behind bars to the child having […]

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By |July 7th, 2015|Designing Life|0 Comments

Life Happens, Good and Bad

On this road to Designing Your Ideal Life, always remember that life happens. Can your “Plan A” fail? Absolutely. Nothing is perfect, and I am reminded of those rough stones that make their way into a swift moving stream. Sometimes it takes the stream a long while to smooth down […]

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By |June 29th, 2015|Designing Life|0 Comments

Conquering the Green-Eyed Monsters – Ideal Life

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock”
─ William Shakespeare, Othello

It was William Shakespeare who first described jealousy as the green-eyed monster, and then there is “envy.” Are they the same? No, but the come from the same source. I may be jealous of someone’s […]

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By |June 19th, 2015|Life Balance|0 Comments

If Not Now, then When?

There is a dance that many people dance; it is the Dance of Procrastination. It has been said that Procrastination is the “Stealer of Dreams,” and that is a very apt description. We often procrastinate because we have a fear of tackling an unpleasant task, or several unpleasant tasks. We […]

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By |June 12th, 2015|Designing Life|0 Comments

Spontaneity is Not Always a Good Thing

Spontaneity can be a good thing with co-workers at Karaoke night, and I am sure it is a highly desirable trait for standup comedians, but in a job search a scattered approach is not such a good thing.

I have counseled people who have been locked in miserable jobs who will […]

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By |June 3rd, 2015|Designing Life, Life Balance|0 Comments

The Fear of Embarrassment

Do you like it when people laugh at you? Neither do I. We all have a fundamental need to maintain our dignity. My goodness, people have gone to war over “slights.” We all have a need to “save face” and not be embarrassed. We all have a need to make […]

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By |May 26th, 2015|Life Balance|0 Comments

The Top 10 Reasons People are Afraid of Change

In the course of my consulting and writing on the topic of life changes, I have kept a list of the top 10 reasons that most people are afraid to make change.

As I was preparing Designing Your Ideal Life for publication, I promised myself that I would compile a “list […]

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By |May 15th, 2015|Designing Life|0 Comments

Gender Doesn’t Matter – At Least In Career Change


Who is more likely to change careers; a man or a woman? Do women and men take different approaches to career change?

If you think you know the answer to either question, chances are you would be wrong. As it turns out, both men and women are equally likely to change […]

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By |May 12th, 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Becky Lynn Smith Interview with Andrew Ferebee

My latest interview with Andrew Ferebee is LIVE. is listened to by thousands of people from all across the world from over 75 countries!

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By |May 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To Move Forward, Let Go of Anger


Anger is a terribly strong emotion, and while we can’t avoid it (like that jerk who cut us off this morning!), it is how we respond to it that deeply matters. Anger can eat away at us like an acid; it can hold us back and prevent us from moving […]

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By |May 4th, 2015|Life Balance|0 Comments