Hi! I’m Leslie Householder.
This blog is where I share my life-lessons as a wife, mother, author, speaker and entrepreneur, mostly centered around coping with stress, making sense out of setbacks, and conquering life’s challenges.
On the side, I’m a three-time best-selling, award-winning, internationally published author of The Jackrabbit Factor, Portal to Genius, and Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters. I’m a contributing author to multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul publications, and I also created Genius Bootcamp, a 3-day workshop based on the book Portal to Genius, which gives you the training and environment to help you discover genius (aka inspired) solutions to your toughest challenges.
However, THIS blog is my personal therapeutic outlet for when I’ve got something else to say.
Why I do what I do:
I’ve always heard that it’s important to “think positive”, but it’s taken me a long time to understand many of the non-intuitive reasons behind the advice, and I’m still learning.
The thing is, I’m the kind of person who wants to know why, so I have the additional knowledge and motivation I need to actually do it:
I need a reason.
(Because frankly, it’s just easier to be cynical and grumpy.)
To be perfectly honest, thinking positive is not my natural way of thinking. Just ask my kids. The truth is, I often struggle to find the good when circumstances appear bleak, but the rewards for doing so (when I finally muster the will to do it), have been tremendous.
I’ve discovered that each life challenge and experience contains nuggets of truth. Each pain teaches a principle, and this site is dedicated to sharing my personal journey and revealing the hidden principles I discover along the way. I hope it helps encourage you to think positive, and discover with me the deeper reasons as to why it’s worth the effort.
Most of my posts will be a true story from life with my kids, our business shenanigans, or a reaction to events relative to my work.
So far, my most profound posts seem to be those which were created as I coached myself, to get me through a time when I was feeling particularly discouraged or stressed.
You probably won’t always know which posts those are, but if one strikes you as more powerful than another, you can guess that I was probably dealing with something pretty heavy at the time.
I certainly don’t present my thoughts and ideas authoritatively as a shining example of one who lives well the principles of success. I simply write to keep my own thoughts in check. If you can learn something from them as well, I’ll just be happy that the challenges I experience will not be in vain.
I welcome your comments and feedback on each post. Sometimes I see things one way, and another person’s point of view can help me recognize my blind spots. For all comments, I am grateful.
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