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Why and how to stop worrying about other people's opinions

Kim Peterson

Tags goal setting, human connection, inspiration

Why and how to stop worrying about other people's opinions

"Other people’s opinions are none of your business.” - @msrachelhollis  I wholeheartedly agree. Other people's opinions are NOT about you!  Since love and connection with others is one of our basic human needs – we all care about other people’s opinions to some degree. For example, at 30%, love and belonging is at the top of the chart of most common TED talk topics. In fact, if you didn’t care at all – you might be sociopath! So, how do we know if we are caring too much? Some signs include not putting yourself out there for fear of rejecting,...


Why work-life balance is NOT a myth and a simple 3-step approach to achieving it

Kim Peterson

Tags inspiration, motivation

Why work-life balance is NOT a myth and a simple 3-step approach to achieving it

  Have you noticed that the new trend is to claim that work-life balance is a myth? In fact just today in the monthly Costco Connection magazine, Rachel Hollis – author of New York Times Best Seller Girl, Wash Your Face and the new Girl, Stop Apologizing – states that “Work-life balance is a myth. More than that, it’s a hurtful myth.” Sure, in the strictest, most rigid and one-size-fits-all sense of the definition – “an EVEN distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady” – perfect balance is unrealistic. Generally, if you work 8 hours...


2-Step Exercise for Gaining Clarity on HOW You Want Your Life To Be Different.

Kim Peterson

Tags inspiration, motivation

2-Step Exercise for Gaining Clarity on HOW You Want Your Life To Be Different.

2-Step Exercise for Gaining Clarity on HOW You Want Your Life To Be Different. Why settle for good when you CAN create an AMAZING life? While this sounds great to most of us, some of us are not clear about where to start. In my own search for the answers to this question, I’ve been studying some of the most brilliant and inspiring personal growth experts. A common recommendation is that the first step toward creating an AMAZING life is to first identify the top 4-5 key areas where you are least satisfied in your life and why. Below is...


FOCUS is About Saying NO

Kim Peterson

Tags goal setting, inspiration, motivation

FOCUS is About Saying NO

“FOCUS is about saying no.” – Steve Jobs Saying no is an art. It can be much more powerful than saying yes.   2018 was a year of great productivity and intentionally doing MORE things that made me happy. I was full of life and creativity and was the first to raise my hand and say YES to everything. I was working more than full-time and volunteering weekly at my son’s school. We traveled more than ever before – including a trip to the UK and Paris. I published more than ever before – including some articles in high impact...


3 Personal Growth Books That Changed My Life in 2018

Kim Peterson

3 Personal Growth Books That Changed My Life in 2018

  Hi Friends! This has been one of my most favorite blogs to write! I love to read and write and so it is only natural that I’d love to write about my favorite writers and reads! For each book, I share why I like and how it helped me. I hope that something here resonates with you and inspires you to add one of these books to your reading list.   Girl Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis I was actually moved to tears when reading parts of this. And that is saying a lot because I’m typically not...

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