Melissa Katz’s Monthly Mantra

Developing Self-Awareness

The key to change is learning how to become self-aware. Self –awareness is” the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and from other individuals.” Self-awareness is having a clear perception […]


What Does Inner Peace Mean to You?

Living in today’s society has prompted me to question the meaning of real peace and the possibility of human beings ever co-existing and living in a peaceful, harmonious environment. Peace is loosely defined as a stress-free state of security and […]


Embracing Failure as a Learning Experience

When Thomas Edison was questioned about his hundreds of failed attempts to create the light bulb his answer was that he hadn’t failed, he had just found hundreds of ways that didn’t work. This is how successful people think. To […]


Living An Examined Life Helps You Reach Your Potential

Lately Dr. Seuss is really inspiring my thought process. I was in the middle of browsing and researching when I came across this quote for the third time in a week. Definitely a sign. “Sometimes the questions are complicated but […]


Conquering Courage

“Courage is being brave enough to do what you should even when you are afraid.” “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow.” These are common […]


The Five Stages of Change

Part of being a coach is motivating people to change and make sustainable changes in their daily lives with the outcome of being more productive and living a life filled with passion and purpose. This is not an easy task […]


My Motivation

I was clearing out my study, “decluttering” as they call it to create space. Out of nowhere, I stumbled across an old note which I had written when I was 15 years old and everything fell into place again. I […]


Mastering Positive Habits

Albert Einstein’s words below have inspired me for this week’s Monday Mantra, which is about mastering positive habits. “Insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” Creating and mastering positive habits is […]


Clearing Out The Clutter In Your Mind

  Clutter is defined as a “disorderly heap“. It is both physical and mental and can be overwhelming. It can also prevent people from reaching their goals and living a rich and meaningful life. The first port of call is […]