Go for joy as a strategy for living

I think sometimes we need to lighten up.   Even when things are really hard around us and within us.   It’s important to be consistent and persistent.   Yet innovation is required too! And I’ve found that innovation comes more from a strategy of living as an example.   Because I’ve discovered those universally…

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Daring to do what matters

What matters to you? Knowing that gets everything started for me. I keep reorienting and moving in the right direction for me.   By keeping it simple! It’s worked in the past. Now I’ve had to simplify even more. Yet moving in the right direction happens when I begin. When I begin, I tend to…

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Deeper growth

How would it feel to build inner strength and resilience in a way that got you to deeper personal growth? Because that’s what I’m doing. Personally: growing me in deeper and deeper ways. In business as I share. Inner strength and resilience are what I’m building within from my own personal growth work. As I…

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Purposeful Laughter Helps Me Grow

Taking care of myself as I heal is a big job. I want to grow! Keeping tough stuff light aids me in personal growth. Seeking purposeful laughter helps me grow.   Because small things I can do, well, they’re still difficult. Because what I now can do more readily, sigh, I’m still pretty bad at…

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Life Interrupts, doesn’t it?

When I know why I’m doing something, I’m more able to move forward on my goals. Even when life interrupts me! My purpose keeps me on track.   Oh, I get derailed. Then I adapt. For example, health challenges mean I can only do a little bit right now. If I do a secondary thing…

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Encouraging YOU in starting

Gaining one new skill is daunting. Starting business online? 100++ new skills! Tackling unknowns. What’s most important in business? Encouraging you!   In starting, I’ve found that keeping myself encouraged is a big part of it. By encouraging myself, I keep going. Like a baby learning to walk, of course I’m going to fall! What…

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Cynthia Ann Leighton: Biggest Frustration Starting Online Business

I’ve noticed a common refrain that the biggest frustration starting online business is confidence. Conquering fear. It’s a lesson I’ve learned and relearned. That… I feel grateful for.   Confidence comes for me also in noticing what it is that I am doing. Noticing things that are going well; and noticing the things that are…

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Cynthia Ann Leighton: Purpose + Confidence

Purpose has to do with what matters. To you! It’s personal, isn’t it? What captures your attention is different from what gets me, Cynthia Ann Leighton here. Knowing your purpose leads to confidence. Confidence has to do with what phase you’re in right now. In the sense that there are things that fit in this…

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Persistence In Small Things Helps

I’ve found the small things work! Consistent, persistent, effort over time lifts me up through whatever happens. Persistence is within  purpose for me; passion, indeed a solution to many things. Persistence involves work. That’s right: work! For example, the work of reading helps me grow. I learn interesting new information. I get practice in how…

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Working On Life Goals or Dreams

What motivates you to keep going? Have you noticed that it has to do with your own purpose? About things that you want? About things that matter to you? About things you care about? Well! If not? Consider that. What are the things that you really are willing to do? Probably some of them are…

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