Entries by Anel Bester

Thrive in the absence of shame

Shame:  “a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.” Interesting isn’t it?   That there should be such a phenomenon as shame AND that it is then pinned onto us as if it is all  us instead of how we feel in front of others.  It is pinned on […]

5 Steps To Get Your Mojo Back

You know the pattern by now – you set those magnificent goals at the beginning of the year.  You put your head down and you work your butt off every single day.  After a while it feels like you’re doing the same thing day in and day out and you’re not making any progress.  You […]

That bitch called stress

I think it is time that we all realize that there is no such thing as living without stress.  Not in today’s world when our senses are assaulted every second of the day.  Whether we are aware of it or not, barking dogs, loud trucks, flickering images, 24-7 social media, all of what we have come […]

From Victim to Leader in a Single Word

Our thoughts create our words create our experience create our life. The words we use to describe things—to ourselves and others—affects how we and they think and act. It’s good to remind ourselves that this powerful influence happens in all kinds of situations and most certainly with language related to business and relationships It was […]

5 Places Entrepreneurs Tap Into Success

Remember the days in corporate when you confidently strutted into the board room and felt comfortable in the midst of power? But the call to the world of entrepreneurship was strong so you packed up your briefcase, packed away your stilettos and headed off to inspire and impact others to bring out their greatness. Months later you […]

Writing is My VooDoo… A Brief Manifesto

By Susan Jacobs “Writing is the only thing, that when I do it, I don’t feel like I should be doing something else.” – Gloria Steinem I’ve always been drawn to and felt a kindred spirit with the underdog, those whose voice is not heard because it’s coming from the fringe of society. Growing up […]

5 Powerful Habits that Breeds Success

Success is a mind-set. It is about thinking the way successful people think.  Which translates into showing up in the way that successful people do, acting in the way that breeds more success, and most importantly feeling successful. Yet I have found that it is way easier to train the body than to train the […]

HELP! My client is a nightmare!

This is my personal truth. One of the most common themes I hear from new coaches is that their clients drain them! I remember those days!  At first you are so excited to finally be signing up a client you simply cannot wait to get started and change their life.  After all, the only thing you’ve […]

Clock Towers of New York; You Are My North Star…

By Susan Jacobs   Growing up in New York City, clock tower buildings have been my navigational tools, my true north for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised on 17th Street between Irving Place and Park Avenue South back in the day when it was not a good neighborhood. Once upon […]

Birds of a Feather…

This is my personal truth. It is strange how many deep wisdoms I am discovering in fairy tales and sayings in my ‘old’ age. My focus this month is on the people we surround ourselves with and the very deep impact they make on us. If you have been following my work for any period […]