Mind Ready Monday: Secret to Success

I’m currently curled up in my hometown of Holland, Michigan. It sits right on the lake in the most magical way. I’m convinced God spent a little more time here. This trip comes off my weekend in Chicago with the Simply Stylist team. I was incredibly inspired to see so many of you go after what you want in life. It takes guts and passion and fearlessness. The most-asked question…. Read more

Real Success Requires Change

Today is the start of the [official] new year. Meaning, carolers have all gone home. Holiday lights are down. Santa is snoozing for the next six months. And we’re all expected to be back at work. Except for those of you caught in snowpocalypse right now. Reality can be so rude sometimes. Success is best achieved through maintaining a constant willingness to evolve. It can be especially rude while staring at…. Read more

Achieving Success from Second Place

Perhaps we’re all born with an innate desire to win. To be the best at something— anything— so we can feel a sense of personal validation. I spent a large part of my childhood in second place. Sure, I had a lot of talents, but I was rarely the best. Someone had a better test score or a faster mile time. A higher GPA or a longer list of philanthropic efforts. More…. Read more