Mindset

Mindset

Essays

Never Give Up More than You’re Willing to Lose

By Kitten Holiday | Jan 28, 2016

So much in life is a gamble. While you can do your best to stack the odds in your benefit, there are simply no guarantees. Natural disaster, human error, misinformation. Even with the best preparation and intentions, things don’t always go as planned.

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How to Defuse the Power of Words

By Kitten Holiday | Jan 21, 2016

If information provokes a strong emotional reaction that challenges you and makes you uncomfortable. Don’t ignore it. Explore it!

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Insults Don’t Matter and Neither Does Flattery

By Kitten Holiday | Jan 10, 2016

You Can Walk Through Glass If you woke up one day and found out that something that has the capacity to cause great injury had no effect on you, how would you react? If you realized that, for instance, you could walk through glass without a single scratch, much less the bloody lacerations that would […]

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Women Are Needy and Terrible Listeners

By Kitten Holiday | Nov 18, 2015

It’s true.  Women are terrible listeners. I don’t know how we got the reputation for being good listeners because we aren’t. Not even a little.  I guess we are good at all the peripheral signals of listening: eye contact, nodding, sympathetic sighs, touching a hand, asking probing questions. But when it comes down to actually […]

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Fetch A Beer For Me, Will Ya?

By Kitten Holiday | Nov 16, 2015

It was a hot summer day. I was enjoying the sun, friends, sand on my toes and a little music.  Just as I was beginning to shut my eyes to rest them from the bright sun and salt water, a man asked me to grab him a beer off the boat.  I got off my […]

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How To Stay Soft Through Hard Times

By Kitten Holiday | Jul 11, 2015

Ladies, One of your most alluring and valuable traits is your softness.  You may not always appreciate these traits in yourself and they may not always serve you, but they are beautiful and should be cherished and protected.  We need more softness in this world and women are the bearers of the softest joys. The […]

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Don’t Confuse Indifference Alley with the High Road

By Kitten Holiday | May 12, 2015

If someone behaves badly and also drinks or takes drugs, there are support groups to help the people deal with their behavior.  They are encouraged not to enable their  behavior which may be outright harmful or subtly harmful and abusive because being mistreated builds up and everyone has a breaking point. If someone has a […]

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A Deep Need for Excitement In All Of Us

By Kitten Holiday | Sep 27, 2014

Our lifestyles set us up for repetition, redundancy, disappointment. We fear risk and rejection and as a result we suffer from lack of excitement. Our need for excitement as real to our bodies and our health as  healthy food and water.   A lack of excitement will leave us run down, confused, lethargic and sick like […]

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All or Nothing!

By Kitten Holiday | Aug 16, 2014

So in business there’s the “cost of doing business.” It’s not your standard operating costs, overhead, investments that we consider a loss. It’s investing in ideas that don’t pan out, employees that bail after being trained or clients that quit you. There’s the cost to throwing your hat in the ring when the standard award […]

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