“Get Your Shirley On” with tips and advice from B-ON the Obvious

This is my first blog. I have named this page “Get Your Shirley On,” in honor of my ninety something year-old coach who changed my life.

I was really having a tough time figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, and success alone was not enough. Unfortunately, I was in my early forties and didn’t have much time to get my act together. As the saying goes, “when the student is ready the teacher appears,” and for me it happened; I met Shirley. I changed the way I viewed my talents, my family, and my life in general. Shirley inspired me to get enough courage to strike out on my own to do this venture. Even though I did get a little prodding along the way, I never would have changed without her. So I dedicate my blog to you Shirley. Wherever you are in the Universe, I hope you are smiling at your student. I love you!

See some of the lessons we’ve learned over the years of being under Shirley’s wing and helping entrepreneurs like you make their vision a reality. Please enjoy the insights we share!

The Ultimate Make-Over

Television programming today offers many different “make-over” reality shows. People make over homes, partners, kids, and businesses. It’s interesting how we think that making over everything around us will change our own lives for the better. After all, we’ve invested … Continued

Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear Surveys tell us that people are afraid to speak in public, afraid of being poor, failing, and not being accepted by others. But there is a more debilitating fear, one which not only robs us of creative … Continued

Keyword: BALANCE

December is upon us and it brings both gifts and challenges. With year-end business to finalize and family or social commitments to schedule, the demands on our time and energy are great. Balance is essential this month. Now is the … Continued

The Magic of Gratitude

In our rush to wrap up another year, Thanksgiving creates an intentional pause to be grateful for the positive things that have happened and pulls our focus away from the 20% of what still remains to be done. The magic … Continued

You Own That!

Most people experience a day now and then when they just can’t see their own greatness. There may be a day or days when your drive has waned and your focus has gone fuzzy. Sometimes it is a specific situation … Continued

The Law of Circulation

Have you ever heard someone say, “What goes around comes around”? Interestingly that quote is often used to describe a negative circumstance that will eventually come around and catch up with you in an equally negative way. And yet the … Continued


Here we are in the first week of November! Has 2013 sustained you as you planned? It’s true we have another 56 days to work with, but now is the time of year when we can be tempted to spiral … Continued

Be the Best YOU in You

Have you ever been told you need to give 100% – in your work, in your relationship, in your creative pursuits, in your play? Don’t you get tired of hearing that? Too often when someone asks you to give 100%, … Continued

Say What?

Great phrasing is golden when speaking with people we want to influence. We frequently quote everyone from our mother to Anonymous. And some of us can tell a pretty good tale with strength, humor, and just the right emotion. But … Continued