Alicia’s Blog

Motivation to stay on your right path

 

Did You Make Your Bed Today?

Did You Make Your Bed Today? After the kids leave for school and I’ve walked the dog, I walk around the house surveying the situation. I noticed that every day Audrey makes her bed. It’s a small thing, but it speaks volumes. Making your bed every day. In the scheme of...

Plan Your Work; Work Your Plan

Plan Your Work. Work Your Plan. Rinse and Repeat. You've done your weekly planning. You're excited to execute on the plan that you laboriously put together on Sunday evening... Monday morning rolls around. The dog has thrown up in the living room, your oldest is sick...

Becoming a Productivity Powerhouse!

How to move from Productivity Problems to Productivity Powerhouse in 15 Minutes! What if I told you there's one thing that you can do that will be a game changer for you? The one thing that, if you do it, your personal productivity would shoot through the roof. Would...

A New Hip…at 84

News Update: Mom Survives Surgery. A New Hip at 84. She doesn't remember any of it. The bolts of lightning flashed dramatically horizontally across the sky this evening! Such weather drama is normal in some places, like Birmingham, Alabama for instance where my twins...

How Can Every Day Be a Special Day?

How Can EVERY Day Become a Special Day? Quotidian is one of my favorite words. It’s what you do every day. What you do daily is what makes you who you are. You are what you repeatedly do every day. What do you do every day? Some things you do automatically—get up, go...

The End of Alzheimer’s? Could it be?

The End is Near!! Hear Ye Hear Ye!! Pay Attention! This is Important!!! Alzheimer’s is in my face every day. My nerves get frazzled as I repeat the answer to the same question over and over again. Mom doesn’t remember that she asked the question in her last breath....

The Focus Is on YOU.

The Focus is on YOU. Your # 1 Thing. Are you thinking City Slickers? I am! This is a time of transition…moving from summer mode into fall mode…from bright colors to jewel tones (listen to me, the fashionista of motivation!)… from lax days, back to the tightly...

The First Step

The First Step Leads to... The next step... We live on top of a steep hill in Sonoma, CA. For exercise, we drive all the way down the hill, leave the car, and walk back up. It’s 2.8 miles and takes about 50 minutes at a good pace. It’s no walk in the park. It’s work...

“Natural Talent” = Fallacy

When people talk about Michael Jordan being a natural talent, it sends shivers down my spine… the same effect as fingernails on a chalk board, but how many people are left who know about fingernails on chalk boards? White boards are not the same thing… To call Michael...

Develop a Deep Interest

Do you know the secret to getting into college? Beyond grades and SAT scores? According to Cal Newport, my latest superhero, a key ingredient in the mix is to be an interesting person. An “interesting person” is someone with a deep interest in something. It doesn’t...

The Best Intentions often go Astray…

You start a new project full of enthusiasm and commitment. You are gung-ho to finish this project. Maybe it's an online course, maybe it's a book, maybe it's the laundry... the story is the same... you begin...full of energy... then it gets challenging. You have to...

Only You…Are the One…Who Can…

Only You Are the One Who Can. You. Only you. Are the one. Who can. Can what? you might ask. Yes, that's the question. Only you are put here to do a certain job, and only you can do that job. The question is, what exactly is that job. Abraham Maslow said, "What you can...

It’s difficult to see your kids suffer through their growing pains. I’m not the physical kind where their bones are elongating and muscles stretching. No, the emotional pains that adolescents all go through—the challenges of making friends and losing friends and...

On building a practice…

Where is Your Focus? Do you ever do things you wish you didn’t do? Like, say yes to something that you really want to say no to? You know you don’t have the time, energy or commitment, but somehow the wrong words come out of your mouth? “Oh yes! I would LOVE to help...

The Miracle Medicine…

Do you want to cure what ails you? Have you been burning the candle at both ends? Have you been in a state of overwhelm for just too long? Are you looking for the REAL secret to success? Are you looking for ways to achieve MORE by doing LESS? Well you have come to the...

Where’s Your Light?

Do you ever wonder if you’re on the right path? Does life seem so HARD sometimes? Is it suppose to be THIS hard? Or is this a challenge to see if you’re committed? Or are you suppose to recognize that DUH!!!! This is obviously NOT your path because it’s so bloody...

Do You Want to Become A Scratch Golfer?

Malcolm Gladwell said it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything. 10,000 hours. I was reading Peak by Robert Pool and Anders Ericsson, where Gladwell got his data. They made a clear distinction. It is NOT the 10,000 hours that makes the...

Discovering What Lights YOUR Fire

From the outside, my client Sadie (not her real name) had a good life. She had a job with international travel. She lived in Paris, France. She had a great group of friends. And yet, something was wrong. Not blatantly wrong... just a slow burning feeling of...

Being in Alignment

Be the change you want to see in the world. All change starts with you (or in my case, with me!). I can’t change my mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. All I can do is manage me feelings, attitude responses to her.

From Chaos to Calm

From Chaos to Calm It’s mayhem here. It’s Monday Morning Mayhem. The big thing motivating me today is that next Monday is a holiday in the USA. Next Monday is Labor Day. I love a holiday! Today is Gunilla’s birthday. Happy Birthday Gunilla! Mayhem. Mayhem means never...

Just because you CAN, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

The Power of No. This is a big Monday in the USA. It is Labor Day. No school. The banks are closed. And there are BIG sales in all the department stores. Sales…spend more to save more—the American way. Closet space becomes a premium… garages so cluttered the cars...

How to Fit It All In…

Just as a too small purse requires editing to fit in the most essential items, our lives require editing to make sure we are fitting in the things that really matter to us in the long run. We need to take the time to figure out what exactly IS the most important to us, and pack that into our lives first. Read more at aliciaberberich.com/blog.

HOW can I get UNSTUCK!??

Feeling stuck? Try to reframe your question. If you started with a what or a why question ask a how question. If you have a how question, change it the other way. Just look at your problem from a different angle. Then brainstorm your ideas for solutions!

Preparing for the Flood… Are you ready?

The Seine is rising! Why can’t California get all this rain? We really need it! It is amazing how quickly things can get out of control. This can happen in our lives as well! Careful monitoring is necessary to achieve our goals! Make sure you are on task to achieve your goals this year! Take the necessary steps now for success!

The Recipe to get out of Overwhelm

The first step to getting out of overwhelm is to realize that you are IN overwhelm! Then, take small steps one right after the other and keep moving… Best to do something small and physical, that will yield quick positive results.

It’s all about THE BALL

In tennis, the players focus intensely on their one thing, the ball. In business we have to focus on one thing to be really successful. Choose your one thing and give it your all to take the game, set and match!

What is Your working style: Tomato or JAM?

Tomato or Jam? Are you trying to increase your productivity? Do you want to be more productive at “doing your work”, instead of talking about doing your work? Some productivity experts push the Pomodoro Technique—which is to set an alarm for 20 minutes, focus on doing...

Time Management is a lie!!!

Time will be managed by no one! It moves at its own pace. What we can do is manage ourselves! That is the only way we can achieve what we want to achieve– through self-management.

The Grit factor! with a smile!

Hello!  Sometimes life doesn’t go exactly as we have planned…  you get thrown off your game…  don’t let that be the way it is!  Get right back in there and pick up where you left off!  Show the world what you are made of!!!  Research shows that the person with the...

Eat, Sleep, Exercise

To have the energy to be motivated, it is necessary that your three fundamentals are in good standing: you get enough sleep, eat the right foods, and exercise regularly.  If these fundamentals are taken care of, the rest falls into line.  However, when one of these is...

Improve Your Attitude with Maximum Gratitude!

Good Morning!  A new week and a fresh start!  The possibilities are endless!  One of the best ways to start your day is to think of three things you are grateful for right now.  By taking the time to appreciate all we have, we get added fuel to keep going on our...