Back when all my kids still lived at home: Tonight was our weekly family night, an evening set aside to spend time with the kids and improve our family relationships through activities and instruction. However, [ More… ]
“One of the greatest skills we can learn in life is how to deal effectively with disappointments, because after all, life is full of them. Learning the skill not only helps us turn things around, but it can also help us have total peace of mind (and even joy) in the meantime. As we learn … Continue reading Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing
Back when all my kids still lived at home: Journal Entry 2008: Tonight was our weekly family night, an evening set aside to spend time with the kids and improve our family relationships through activities and instruction. However, more often than we’d like, it’s actually the only family argument to open and close with prayer … Continue reading Adversity and Unifying the Family
Depression had gripped me throughout my second pregnancy. I was thrilled to be expecting another baby, but the hormones seemed to be causing some kind of imbalance that made it difficult for me to feel [ More… ]
Depression had gripped me throughout my second pregnancy. I was thrilled to be expecting another baby, but the hormones made it difficult for me to feel the happiness. When the time came, labor was long and complicated. By the time my son came into the world, I was too exhausted to celebrate his arrival. For … Continue reading They All Have Angels
In this program, I talk about three reasons we have setbacks, and what to do, so that the hidden benefit contained in every adversity can be realized. “Leslie is an absolute awesome teacher and motivational [ More… ]
In this program, I talk about three reasons we have setbacks, and what to do, so that the hidden benefit contained in every adversity can be realized. Resources mentioned: 12-week Home Study Program: http://www.prosperthefamily.com Jackrabbit Factor free download: http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com Free Report: http://www.portaltogenius.com This program was originally recorded for Hilton-Johnson’s Global Teleclass Summit in 2009.
“Leaning into” your problem is less painful than pretending it doesn’t exist. One afternoon as I was playing with my kids, my sweet little two year-old stepped on my hair. The instant I felt the pain, I pulled away to get out from under her little feet. It was my instantaneous reaction, albeit not very … Continue reading When Someone Steps on Your Hair
I had my own faith crisis a few years ago. When I found myself with more questions than I had answers, I felt like the earth had fallen out from beneath my feet for a time. But then ultimately I decided to focus and reflect back on some of the answers I had already received … Continue reading Surviving a Faith Crisis
One of my readers recently wrote: “I have a question. Can you have more than one goal at one time? Or is it too overwhelming for you and your mind?” That’s a really good question. Here are my ramblings on that: You can have as many goals as you want, b…
“The solution to every problem is only an idea away.” — Portal to Genius
But what if you get the idea, and then forget what it was?
I was driving home one day and was pondering a really powerful “aha” moment. I thought, “Ooooh, I need to write that one down…” But by the time I could stop and commit the idea to paper, it was gone. It was one of those slippery fish that escaped before being speared by the pencil.
That really worried me, because every now and then I have a spark of inspiration that provides me… Read more
Here’s a question I received that I think is worth discussing. The reader said:
“Since reading the Jackrabbit Factor and feeling elated, it seems that our finances have gone down the tubes. I have not been able to pay bills on time, money is taking longer than usual to come in, we have bounced checks, etc. I know right now I am dwelling on the negative, but wondered why this is happening just at the time that I feel I have discovered the answer?”
Here’s my reply, somewhat modified:
When you’re aiming for big changes, it’s normal to face equally… Read more
My oldest was probably only four years old when he showed me so proudly that he could tie his shoes. There they were, with the laces knotted together over and over until there was no more string left with which to work. How proud he was, and how I smiled. He had not tied them properly, but he had done his best and I was proud of him anyway.
Having tied the laces together in nearly twenty good knots on each shoe, I naturally had a little bit of an unplanned project ahead of me. Undoing what he had done… Read more
there is unseen help. When your goal is detailed and clear, the help stays on task with maximum efficiency.
I love the idea that there is unseen help available when you set out to accomplish a difficult goal. However, there are things you must do, or you may never see EVIDENCE of that help.
I know you’ve probably heard this before, but one of those things is writing your goal down.
I thought I already understood this. In fact, I had been teaching seminars on that very concept for a decade. But then I learned a very expensive lesson.
In … Read more
If we could conduct a scientific experiment with all the variables perfectly controlled where two people with the same upbringing, with the same experiences, with the same DNA and everything else were thrown the very same challenge…
…their circumstances and results from that point on would be different from each other – depending on the thoughts they chose in the face of that challenge.
Now, I can’t prove it. But I know it’s true. I’ve seen a very real and strong connection between the thoughts I choose and the results I get.
So knowing this, I try to choose empowering… Read more
Writing your eulogy while you’re still alive may seen kind of morbid, but actually, the earlier in your life you write your eulogy, the better.
What do you want people to say about you when you are gone? What would they say, or think, if you were to pass on tomorrow? Let’s operate on the assumption that you have a number of years left… at least 80 more 🙂 … and project your mind ahead to what kind of person you COULD become in that much time.
What kind of a mark could you leave on this planet? How many… Read more
Does life ever seem unfair?
Maybe you’ve dealt with more than your fair share of financial struggles. Perhaps you’ve had the feeling that your big break is just around the corner, but that corner never comes. Learn the seven laws that govern the flow of blessings you receive. The laws are like a kite string… and we are the kite. Without the string, we are tossed in the wind, and struggle to soar. But with an understanding of the laws, we can rise to remarkable heights.
As we learn the laws and live by them, we come to realize how… Read more
I’ve been in front of a few audiences over my lifetime, and yes, I’ve had that gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of my stomach as I anticipated speaking in front of all those strangers – even suffering with anxiety for days (sometimes weeks) before the event.
But I don’t feel that way about speaking anymore, thank heavens.
So what changed?
Well, there is that “getting used to it” thing. Do anything often enough and the anxiety can go away, eventually. Even the most embarrassing of moments pale over time.
(Like the time I tried to be super clever in front… Read more
when you don’t achieve the results you expect, “check the address”.
Some time ago I was in Utah with my husband and two of my kids for a conference, and while we were there, I needed to pick up some books from Garrett Gunderson, my co-author for Portal to Genius.
I love telling people about his book, Killing Sacred Cows, and needed some more to have on hand for my local events.
(Both books are very much worth reading, by the way…)
I texted Garrett while I was there, and since it was on a weekend and nobody was in… Read more