Entries by Anel Bester

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 […]

Think You Want a Business Partner? Some Reasons You May Not…

By Susan Jacobs I have co-founded and run two companies, each with a business partner.  Neither time had I planned to do so, nor explored going solo versus a partnership.  The first lasted 7-years with a female partner, and the second, with a male partner, for three years. Company #1 was an entertainment marketing and […]

How judgement affects your goals

This is my personal truth. Fact:  It is impossible not to judge.  We all have our values, our standards, and we live our lives by deciding if something is in alignment with our values or not.  Whether something is right or wrong for us. This is the missing key for many when it comes to […]

The Silent Warrior – Death is coming

This is my personal truth. I woke up this morning to the news that another young woman died from cancer.  This after I had the conversation with a stranger earlier this week of how cancer is really a kind disease in that it gives you time to put your life in order if you wish […]