Sparking Business Ahas for a Successful New Year #blab

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:36+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Aha Moment, Attitude, Business, Destination Aha!, Goals, Happiness, Life, Life Purpose, Making a Difference, Meaning of Life, New Year|

What will unfold for you in 2016? How do you want to feel in the New Year? What truly resonates with you? Check out my holiday blab with Business Marketing Architect, Lisa Manyon on setting intentions instead of resolutions, the importance of shift, change and grow, and how to create awe and happiness in business [...]

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Doing the Hokie Pokie: What I Learned at the Hungarian Elementary School about Life

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Aha Moment, Budapest, Destination Aha!, Happiness, Holidays, Life, Life Purpose, Making a Difference, Meaning of Life, Travel|

I’m not sure why I keep getting sucked up into these time warps. As each day passes, I am one day older… and one day further from my last blog post. [If you have a solution to keep me on top of this, let me know!] It’s not like so many cool things [...]

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The Twilight Zone, Revisited: Waking Up With the Crazies

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Book, Books, Budapest, Business, Destination Aha!, Flourish, Flourish Summit, Life, Life Purpose, Making a Difference, Passion, Purpose, Success|

When I was 16, my Aunt Becky (30 at the time) told me, “As you get older, life goes by faster.” I thought she was crazy. But now, older and wiser, I know she was speaking the truth. I don’t know what laws of the universe are at play, but I feel like I blinked [...]

Resolutions and Insanity

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Attitude, Goals, Happiness, Life, Life Purpose, Motivation, New Year, Resolutions|

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein We’re nine days into the New Year. How are your resolutions coming along? Okay, let’s be honest. Some possible answers to this question are: 1) “What resolutions?”, 2) “Are you kidding me? I've already gained two [...]

Finding Happiness

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 November 21st, 2013|Aha Moment, Budapest, Happiness, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Purpose|

I personally think the most interesting place to watch people is the airport. There, you really see the insanity of it all. Recently I sat in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport waiting for my connecting flight to Zurich before heading to the center of the universe: New York City. I saw all kinds of interesting [...]

Focus On the Burrito

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Budapest, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, New York, PR, Public Relations, Travel|

Shortly after I stepped into the cab I knew I’d forgotten something, something very important. You know when your "Spidey sense" kicks in (yes, I’m going geek) and you just know something ain't quite right? @#$%! We were only a couple of blocks from the hotel, so I immediately began pleading my case to the [...]

Coffee and Enlightenment, Please

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Budapest, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Travel|

I found myself getting a little annoyed. Okay, more than a little. I could blame it on my lack of coffee, or my lack of enlightenment, but aren't we all entitled to get frustrated every now and then? The flight attendants serving the complimentary beverages on Flight 2051 from Zurich to Budapest were not moving [...]

You Need a Vacation

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Attitude, Budapest, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Motivation, Travel, Vacation|

To say I’m exhausted is an understatement. Our friends from Atlanta headed to the airport at 4:30 am today; two ladies I was schooled by (so they have a couple of years on me) who out-walked, out-shopped, and out-drank me their entire visit in Hungary. There are two reasons for this: one, I’m out of [...]

Is Anyone Listening?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Meditation, Serbia|

Sai, a member of our PitchRate community, recently sent me this story his grandfather told him about Saint Narada and Lord Vishnu, the God of creation in Hinduism: Saint Narada prided himself on being Lord Vishnu’s most devoted follower. One day, Narada found the Lord praising a farmer for his own devotion. Outraged, Narada asked [...]

Are You Kidding Me?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Attitude, Budapest, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Serbia, Success, Travel|

Here I am, living in a rural Serbian village, which is not the easiest thing I've ever done. Budapest was somewhat of an adjustment from U.S. living, but this is a whole other level. Things I took for granted in Budapest have become glaringly absent, like not having a Starbucks around the block when I [...]

When Is Enough, Enough?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Budapest, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Am I crazy? I ask myself this question a lot and I keep getting the same answer… but I’ll let you decide. Here I am, sitting in a youth hostel in the middle of Serbia. What exactly is a youth hostel doing in a small Serbian farming village, you might ask? Fazekas Róbert, the town’s [...]

Knowing What’s Important Can Land You on Serbian TV (An Exercise)

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Aha Moment, Book, Books, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Purpose, Serbia, Travel|

I had no clue what the Serbian reporter was asking me. Thank goodness Oscar was there to translate the conversation. I met Oscar earlier this spring on CouchSurfing.com when we couldn't find a pet-friendly place to stay in Serbia. While we weren't exactly in the market for a couch to sleep on, I thought the [...]