Face The Mirror

I love baseball, and, lucky for me, my boys have decided that baseball is “their sport.” When my sons first started playing, they were just 6 years old. They’d finish a T-ball game and come running over to the sidelines with wide eyes and optimism. They’d ask me, “How do you think I did?” Instead of responding with the usual answer, “You were awesome,” I’d bounce the question back to them. “How do you think you did?” .......

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Tara Renze
Don't Make Decisions Based on Nostalgia

It was 8:30 a.m. on a typical Wednesday. I’d been up for 3 hours, did a load of laundry, showered and got ready for my day, did 50 squats and a 10-minute meditation, sent my husband off to work, made the bed, woke up my boys, brushed their hair, fed them and picked out coordinated clothes for them, helped my son with some last-minute homework, unloaded the dishwasher, made a few social media posts and transported the boys to school. I managed to arrive early to my 8:30 breakfast with a former colleague-turned-lifelong-friend.

***This is my current definition of early morning productivity and success. A far cry from how I defined early morning success 12 years ago. Ahhhh....the nostalgia of life B.K. (Before Kids).....

 

 

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Tara Renze
Put On the Skates

Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get up.

We recently took our boys ice skating for the first time ... and this was pretty much how the entire evening went. They fell down ... and then they got back up. It wasn’t a super-cold night, so with each fall, their pants and gloves got wetter and wetter. The cold air, wet clothes and lack of skill didn’t faze them. With every fall, they rose again. They laughed and smiled with each wipeout and pulled themselves up with fierce determination to make it around the rink.

By the end of the night, their cheeks were cold, their butts were sore and their pants were drenched, but their resolve to skate was on fire. While we sipped our hot chocolate later that night, they gushed about how much fun they had at the rink.

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Why I Stopped Seeking Happiness

We are wired to seek happiness. “Live happy.” “Happiness is all that matters.” “Happiness is success.” “Do what makes you happy.” The list of happiness quotes is endless. And there is an entire industry of experts to help you with your pursuit of happiness. 

If you are reading this, you might be on a mission to create a life of happiness. I was on the same mission for the better part of my working career. A few years ago, I abandoned my pursuit of happiness, and I have never felt better about my life. Instead of happiness — I seek fulfillment

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Tara Renze
Press PLAY

This post is dedicated to every woman I know, including me.

Press PLAY

What are you waiting for? No, really ... what are you waiting for?


I talk to women all the time who have visions of something they want to do with their lives, gifts and talents. They want to open businesses, write books, take classes, start hobbies, book trips, lose 10 pounds, create blogs, run marathons, learn to cook and much more ... the list of visions and aspirations are endless. And, as you can imagine, so are the excuses.

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Tara Renze