Happy New Year!

For many, this time of year is about resolutions and setting intentions on how we’d like the year to unfold. In this edition, I thought I’d take a different spin on this and share with you the resolutions of our office manager, Pia the cat. Enjoy!

New Year Resolutions of a Cat –

  • Get more sleep! This 19-hours-a-day stuff just isn’t cutting it.
  • Think up new ways to “punk” the dog. Maybe I’ll get a TV Show and be famous for my genius. I’m so much hotter and smarter than any of the Kardashian’s anyway.
  • Get the squirrel.
  • Use digestive system to communicate with owners my distaste for living conditions.
  • Nurture my inner playful kitten.
  • Get the stinking squirrel who sits outside on the patio taunting me day in and day out.
  • Avoid the vet. Why do they poke me with needles anyway? Do they do this to the dog?
  • Implement phase 3 of my plot to take over the household and kick the dog to the curb.
  • Take more naps.
  • Get the really, really good catnip.
  • Finally, get the stinking squirrel, aghhhhh! This is my year! I will win this one.


Recently I was chatting with a TC who had worked in house for a company for several years, and with relocating to another state, she was ready to try her hand at being an independent TC. On our call, we chatted about some of the steps she’d taken and some things she’d need to do. Over the course of our conversation she confessed she didn’t feel ready, as we drilled down deeper, she realized that she was letting her fear of being perfect block her from actually starting her independent TC services.

I shared with her my belief that  perfectionism is another form of procrastination.

We all know in our hearts that there is no such thing as perfect, yet many of us put off doing things we really want such as launching a new program or service until we feel we’ve got everything perfect. We keep working at it, dreaming about it, talking about it, and never quite get it going, simply because we’re letting our fear get in the way. We’re letting an unrealistic idea of perfectionism stop us in our tracks before we even have a chance to get started.

Now I’m not proposing that you don’t plan, prep, study, and learn what you need to do something new, what I am suggesting is that you don’t let all of that stop you from actually doing this new thing.

So as you start the New Year, I want to encourage you to take action toward the goals that are important to YOU and don’t let perfectionism block you.


I Hope I Screw This Up by Kyle Cease – loved this one on Audible

The Hidden Brain Podcast from NPR has a great recording about how our habits shape who we become

Struggling with your website or need some support around a new marketing piece? Let me help – I now offer single appointments for website reviews and more. Here’s the link all the details.

Erasable Gel Ink Pens – I find them perfect to use in my planner – here’s my favorite 

This video > > > Danielle LaPorte – A Credo for Making it Happen < < < Watch and you’ll see what I mean.  

Tracking Mileage for taxes couldn’t be easier than with Mile IQ – perfect for any small business, independent or a cool resource to share with the agents you work with.

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Yep, many of us are, here’s the one skill to make your life awesome according to Dr. Kang  If you’d like to take this idea further, pick up her book.

To boost my creativity I’m starting off the New Year by rereading this one this year. 

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the Empower 2020 Conference January 17-19 – if you haven’t registered – here’s the link.

New Course Coming Soon – As a certified teacher of Infinite Possibilities, I’ll be launching an 8-week course soon based on the teachings of Mike Dooley. In all my years in business, what has had the most significant impact on me has been a shift in my mindset and beliefs. I’ll be bringing you this course with a spin on how to apply them to your business to help you create exactly what you’d like. If this speaks to you, please register once the announcement is made as the course will be limited to 20 participants.

Just a few more openings in the Group Coaching + Mastermind Program – Get the details here or reply, and we can jump on a quick call to chat further.

If there is a topic you’d like to see covered in a future eZine, just reply to this email with your suggestions – I’d love your feedback and read each email I receive.

Thanks for being a part of the TCA Tribe – I am wishing you all the happiness and success you dream of, and then some, in 2020.