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.

Click here to read what I teach, in a nutshell.

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.

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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.

My FamilyMost 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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  1. Rachel von Niederhausern

    Hi Leslie I read an article you wrote telling about your journey and the point where you realized you needed to stop doing what you were doing to save your marriage. You stopped everything for your husband and family not knowing what would happen next. I can’t find that post again and wanted to read it again to help me with something I am going through in my life right now. Could you tell me where I could find it? Thank you for all you do to help teach people about rare faith.

  2. Kimberly Clement

    My heart is full of thanks for how your work has changed my life. Bless you!

  3. Janet L. J. Johnson

    Hi Leslie, Your messages are so powerful and timely and we’d really love to have you come speak at our Stake RS Conference in February in beautiful (and sunny) Saint George. How do I get a hold of you to share details and coordinate it? Please email me. Thanks, Janet

  4. Debi Hales

    I would really love to be part of the Mindset Mastery class but can’t find the code for the discount. Is there a spot available for me?

  5. Leslie perschon

    Hi , I am contacting you in relation to a conference I attended about 6-8 yrs ago. You spoke of the subconscious and how to overcome the battle of falling into the viocious cycle over and over, with whatever may be the reoccurring problem. It really helped me at the time but I am in need of those wise words again. Can you tell me where I may find that lesson on the internet?

  6. Julia Grifin

    Hi Leslie,

    I never knew you were doing these great things, while you attended our church. I’m looking forward to working my way thorough the Jackrabbit Factor. It should help me with a book I am writing.


  7. Daniel

    I would just like to say a heartfelt thank you for your gifts and your precious time that you give so freely.
    Many Thanks.

  8. Judy Jackson

    I love what you are doing. I am a great believer and practitioner of positive thinking and it’s true power, when applied regularly, daily, with determination and feeling. I work with so many who are discouraged, ready to give up this life, no hope, completely overcome with the darkness of negative thoughts and beliefs. I am a hypnotherapist and love my work of healing. What state do you live in? Judy

    1. Leslie

      Hi Judy – I’m presently in Arizona.

  9. Jon

    I wanted to thank you for all of your printed materials. I have read tham and am telling others. I have been reading your materials since about 2008 and just stumbled upon this site. This is great. Keep up the good work.

  10. Denise Judd

    I am a fellow friend in Herbalife of the Kammermans who I love dearly.
    Thanks for your sharing and teaching moments
    I wish I could help others more than just nutrition for the body. I do help when asked as far as massage, vitimans, and nutrition for blood types. I love it when some one else is happy, and releases negative items and is healthier!!
    I love the book feeling buried alive never die and I use it often
    Have a good day Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

    Love , Denise Judd
    Am. Fork, Utah

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