Simple Steps to Happiness

by Randin Brons, PhD, CMH, MSLC If there’s one thing that many wise people throughout history have realized, it’s that life has a unique sense of humor. Why else would happiness be something that almost everyone wants and covets, yet only few ever realize in their lifetimes? “A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign... [Read more of this post]

Turn Settling Into Sizzling!

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. I’ve heard it said a thousand times and maybe you’ve said it yourself… “I feel like I’m stuck in a rut.” Perhaps you’re bored with your life and the same routine day after day? Of course you can’t be happy like this! There’s an exciting world out there with a lot to offer. Deep down you know you want to get out and take a big bite of... [Read more of this post]

Tipping the Scale of Time Management

Express Coaching / Self-Reflection Series: Your time management skills weigh in with a lot more benefits when you replace the activities that waste time with the things that inspire you. This one replacement allows you to be more productive in less time and still have plenty of room in your schedule for rest and relaxation. When you do the things you enjoy, they rejuvenate you, making you even more... [Read more of this post]

Accomplish More Than You Think You Can Do

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. Tell me, have you discovered your purpose in life? Do you have long-term goals? Finding and focusing on your long-term goals is a powerful cure for procrastination. A vision is simply a statement of what you want to achieve in life, and how you plan to achieve it. Without a vision, it’s easy to fall into a lifestyle of procrastination. And without a clear... [Read more of this post]

Bring Out Your Inner Genius

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. Did you know that you don’t have to be a certified genius to think like one. When you learn how to think like a genius, you’ll soon reap the kind of rewards that used to be exclusive for people ten times more creative and smarter than you. Start thinking outside of the box. Don’t allow yourself to be limited and restricted by traditions and conventions!... [Read more of this post]

Achieve Your Goal without Fail

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. How many times have you set a goal and not followed through? Chances are you had a missing element in planning your goal(s). What if there was a formula-type checklist that would keep you from failing any goals. What if you had a way to know – without doubt – that you were going to succeed – before you ever got started? Now you can. Your goals are nothing... [Read more of this post]

Expressing Gratitude to Improve Your Health

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. Emotions can bottle up inside you, but you don’t have to let them. You can master your thoughts, feelings, and emotions and learn to let them out in positive ways, so they don’t cause you stress and harm. One of the best ways to improve your health and handle your emotions is by expressing your gratitude. Yes, really! Ask yourself: What are you thankful... [Read more of this post]

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. These days, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by an overly complicated life. If you’re looking for ways to gain control over your life or your current situation, consider simplifying. Simplifying your life can mean cutting unnecessary to-do list items, eliminating clutter from your home, fine-tuning your priorities, or otherwise gaining perspective on... [Read more of this post]

Let’s Boost Your Attitude for Success!

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. You may think that you already have a success-mindset, and perhaps you do. However, you can always benefit from strengthening that attitude and therefore increasing your chances for the success you deserve. Try one or two of these strategies for improving your attitude for success. Find your inspiration. Inspiration is EVERYWHERE! Discover what inspires you... [Read more of this post]

Motivation 1-2-3!

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. Getting yourself motivated is really easy, that is, if you talk more positively about your own self. Listen to your own thoughts. Do you talk to yourself in an angry manner? Do you need to talk to yourself more positively? The following are basic tips and advice to help you conquer your own negative thoughts and replace them with ones that are more positive. Be... [Read more of this post]

Four Common Self-Sabotaging Tactics

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. There are four common self-sabotaging tactics that you should avoid at all cost. Do you find yourself repeating behaviors that sabotage your success? Are you ready to put your limiting behavior to rest in favor of a better outlook and greater fulfillment? The first step to the success you crave is being able to recognize the limiting beliefs that stand in the... [Read more of this post]

Be a Better Spouse

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. Marriage can be the greatest blessing of your life, but it takes a lot of work to maintain a close, vibrant relationship for a long time. Sometimes it seems as though the odds are against the success of your marriage. By taking these simple steps, you can continue to experience the intimacy and fulfillment you crave within your marital relationship: Accept your... [Read more of this post]

Tips To Get You To Where You Want To Be

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. While you should strive to make your dreams come true, concentrate, on yourself and your journey. When you spend less time wishing things were different and more time accepting what you’ve got, you’ve already found a sense of peace and happiness right there. Dr. Joe Vitale, renowned motivational speaker and author, often says: “the fastest... [Read more of this post]

Stop A Child From Becoming “LOST LUGGAGE”

by Dawn M. Rubin, C.M.L.C. “Crazy” you say? Well think again. I am not only a Certified Master Step Family Life Coach, but also a police dispatcher at an International Airport. Every summer, every Christmas, every spring break, myself and my fellow Dispatcher’s see this happen over and over again — parents sending their children to a relative’s or a parent’s house. They... [Read more of this post]

Bring Your Personal Goals into Reality

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. Do you go about your daily life just getting by from one day to the next, all the while saving your dream goals for “someday?” Wouldn’t you love to turn that “someday” into today? Your personal goals can become reality, and sooner than you think, too! By believing in yourself and taking decisive action, even if it’s one small... [Read more of this post]

How Do You Define Failure?

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. What do you think when you hear the word failure? You probably are thinking that you’re not good enough and that you should give up. While failure can involve those thoughts and emotions, failure can also make us stronger or wiser. A simple definition of failure is: An act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success. When I think of... [Read more of this post]

The Power of Action

by Evie Harrison, C.L.C., M.S.L.C. Have you read all the books in the world about achieving success in life and till now you are getting zero results? How and when will you see significant changes in your life? Are you brave enough to keep going and never quitting? If yes then, let me share with you the important factor that is tightly connected to success. No body can ever succeed without this factor. Here... [Read more of this post]

6 Simple Rules in Life

by Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. As a life coach I am often asked how to go about improving life in a simple manner that will bring about a positive difference. Let me tell you, life is simple and peaceful if you incorporate the following six rules into your daily routine. Practice some quiet time everyday. Quietness of mind is the secret ingredient to a happy and successful life. Make it a... [Read more of this post]

Living with a Chronic Disease

When first being initiated into life coach training, I was often asked for suggestions about living with chronic disease. As time has passed this is one topic that still remains at the forefront of may emails that I receive. Living with a chronic disease is difficult because of the pain, suffering, and shame that often accompanies the disease. It can be easy to fall victim to the negative mindset of... [Read more of this post]

The True Measure of Happiness

Most people would judge a person who is always smiling, laughing and giggling to be a happy and jolly person. However, are the smiles and the laughter of a person enough for others to say that he is happy? Happiness is more than smiling and showing a happy facade. Remember, people are great pretenders. Some individuals may be laughing or grinning on the outside, but in the inside, their hearts... [Read more of this post]

Million Dollar Mentor

by Dr. Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C. There is one way – a way that is faster – a way that is more helpful – a way that is less lonely – to become successful than the trial and error way. That way is to simply adopt a mentor. For those who may be asking, “But what if I can’t find a mentor that will agree to mentor me?” Well, here’s a little secret. Your mentor doesn’t even... [Read more of this post]


Faith Faith means to believe. In fact, the Bible says that faith is the evidence of things unseen. By using that definition, you can know that you don’t even have to see it to believe it. If you have a place you see yourself, but you’re not there yet, believe without a shadow of a doubt that you will reach that place, and you will. It’s called faith. But you must have unwaivering faith that you... [Read more of this post]

How to Develop a Prosperity Mindset

Having a prosperity mindset is a key factor in reaching your financial goals. It keeps you on track toward your goals regardless of any challenges you encounter along the way. These strategies below will help you foster a prosperity mindset that can enable you to live the life you desire. Keep Your Focus If you find that your mind wanders from idea to idea, create one set plan and stick to it. In your... [Read more of this post]

How to Discover Your Talents

You’ll never know what you’re truly good at until you give different things a try. When you take action to find your strengths, you just might surprise yourself. Perhaps there’s something you’ve always wanted to try, but you think that you wouldn’t be any good at it. You simply won’t know until you try! When you discover your talents, it can be an eye opening and... [Read more of this post]

Self Motivation

There are three categories of people. The non-achievers, the achievers and there are the self-motivated people. Sometimes even the achievers may fail to do something but a self motivated individual draws inspiration from failures to make success stories. A self motivated person will always have his confidence levels shooting through the roof and the world is his oyster. Here are a few guidelines to... [Read more of this post]

How to Learn Faster

Did you know you can learn faster than you do now? Not only can you learn faster, if you want to, you can help others to learn faster as well. If you’re a parent, in management, a trainer or a coach, this can be invaluable for you while working with others. The first thing to realize is that not everyone processes information the same. That means we all learn differently. For the most part, we have... [Read more of this post]

Virtual Cures

In a world that is full of modern gadgets, innovative technology and new inventions, human race has also adapted itself to the dynamic changes in the society. Humans have learned to use computers, laptops, internet, etc., and have even adjusted well enough to make these new technologies almost a normal part of their daily living. Thanks to the new technologies that have been sprouting every now and... [Read more of this post]

Why Peer Pressure?

Remember what your teenager usually says when he reaches a certain point in his life? “Mom, I want a PS 3. Everyone in school has one!” “Dad, please let me go to the party or I’ll be the laughingstock of the whole school! Everyone will think I’m so uncool!” “Mom, I need to have my hair cut this way because it’s the hot new look!” Harmless? Yes, but in some ways, it is also distressing... [Read more of this post]

Practical Tips on How to Keep a Job

Finding a good and decent job is tough; but maintaining one proves to be tougher. There are several factors that make a job a lot difficult to deal with, and these include your relationship with your workmates, your professional relationship with your superiors, your own personal motives, and, of course, your work attitude. However, everything will eventually depend on your own perceptions, work response,... [Read more of this post]

Learning to Concentrate and Focus

No matter who you are or what your occupation may be, you will need to learn how to concentrate and focus. You could be a student, or an office worker, or even someone involved in manual labor such as a construction worker but one thing is sure – you will need to devote time and energy to concentration and focus on your occupation. But first of all, just what is concentration? Concentration is defined... [Read more of this post]

Be a Professional

You are, at any given time, a son/daughter, sibling, parent or friend to someone else and as such, you carry on a ‘role’ that suits your relationship. When you work for someone or with someone, you are expected to put on a different persona other than these existing ones – that of being a professional.  It is not as easy to be one though as being a professional doesn’t come naturally. Being... [Read more of this post]

Who’s Your Role Model?

When we were kids, we all had our own set of idols and role models, right?  Some of us wanted to be a superhero, some of us wanted to be Barbie, while some dreamed of being a doctor, a teacher or a President. As we grew older, perhaps our role models have changed.  However, one fact remains the same.  We still have our own role model, someone that we look up to and desire to emulate. Each person... [Read more of this post]

Avoid Stress!

Stress has become part of modern human life. It is here to stay unless we start making minor changes to work around it. Stress is taxing on your body and mind and has long term effects. Stress is also said to reduce life span. But have you ever wondered why we get stressed out? What is it that we’re doing wrong? Stress is the outcome of over work, constant thinking and burdening of the mind, and... [Read more of this post]

Think You Can!

How many times did you say to yourself: “I can’t do this.”? This statement has destroyed lots of dreams, hopes and aspirations. This statement was rooted in our minds when we were kids, and kept reinforced as we grow up. This statement became the common excuse that people use to quit their dreams and goals. You should remove this statement from you dictionary. The reality is that... [Read more of this post]

Managing Time

Many people often complain that they can’t do everything at the same time since they don’t have the time. But the truth is, they do have the time. They just don’t know how to put things in perspective. In other words, they just don’t know how to prioritize what they have to do. There are actually three rules to effective time management. First is to never create impossible situations. Do things... [Read more of this post]

How to Boost Your Memory

Although many things about the brain are still unsolved mysteries, we’ve learned a lot about memory. Did you know your brain is made up of 100 billion neurons? As you grow up, develop, and gain wisdom from life experiences, these neurons become connected to each other and they communicate through these connections. Memories are formed when certain neuron connections in the brain are strengthened... [Read more of this post]

How to Become Influential

Influence is one of the most motivating factors in decision making. When you have a major decision to make, what are the influences that drive you to a final decision? It’s normal to base any big decisions you make on how it will affect your loved ones. In essence, you could say that those closest to you have a lot of influence on the decisions you make in life. Influence is the capacity to have... [Read more of this post]

Reaching the Top

Many of you have probably heard of people inching their way slowly to the top, gradually overcoming obstacles on their way and struggling with as much effort as they can to reach one of the highest peaks in the world, Mount Everest. Or maybe you have heard of people who overcame all hardships and adversities in their lives who made a difference in the world. People such as Marie Curie, Thomas Edison,... [Read more of this post]

Why Foreign Language Training is Essential

People who want to totally immerse themselves and have a first-hand experience of certain cultures should first learn how to speak and live other languages no matter how foreign these languages are to them. Learning a foreign language may be difficult, but the satisfaction and the benefit one gets upon learning the foreign language is definitely worth the effort. Learning a foreign language can be... [Read more of this post]

The P’s of Personal Success

Success can be elusive. It can find its way out of our lives. Why? Well part of the reason why is because we ‘settle’. We allow answers, solutions and circumstances to enter our lives that are not congruent with who we really are. For example, we may be asking for ‘the answer’ to a desired relationship. Or we may be praying for a ‘solution’ to a financial situation. But when that relationship... [Read more of this post]

Gain Control over Your Life

Human life is a precious blessing and each day should be lived king size. I am asked quite often about the secret of my boundless joy and peace. All I say is that, I am high on life. I drink life to the lees because my life is completely in my control. We can definitely exercise control over the quality of our life by making the right choices. To be in total control of your life, you need to begin... [Read more of this post]

Getting Away from Shyness

Quite often, I am asked about shyness and what can be done to assist one to “get over it.” There are many individuals who find fighting shyness a continual battle. So first, let’s define just what shyness is. Shyness is defined as an inhibition from contact or acquaintance with others. It is scientifically stated as an uncomfortable feeling towards some personal and interpersonal... [Read more of this post]

About The Author

Dr. Randin Brons, Ph.D., C.M.H., M.S.L.C., co-founder and acting Chief Learning Officer of Express Coaching, brings a wide variety of professional training, service and experience to our faculty. Throughout the early 1990’s Dr. Brons learned certifications as a certified Master SPIRIT LIFE Coach and Medical Hypnotist, culminating in earning a Ph.D. in metaphysics in 1998. The driving force behind... [Read more of this post]

Live Life to the Fullest!

It’s so good to have the Express Coaching blog back online once again. As we have worked with those who have so freely given of their time to make our site a priority and to get us back up and running again, all within a few shot weeks – we appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. So here we are, starting our blog once again from scratch. It’s an opportunity to begin... [Read more of this post]

Positive Thinking through Self-Talk

Positive thinking refers to one’s confidence in actions, beliefs, and competencies. Having positive thinking is the key towards a successful and fulfilling life.  Self-talk can be described as that little voice inside one’s head which can either be beneficial or detrimental to one’s thinking. This inner voice usually gives comments, critiques, or praises one’s deeds and actions. Schools of... [Read more of this post]

Goal Setting … Know what you want!

So you know what you want. You have a clear image of having it, experiencing it, doing it. You truly believe it can happen. You know you deserve to have it. But before you act to achieve your goal – particularly a major, life-changing one – you may want to ask these questions first. [Read more of this post]  Read More →

Handle Difficult People With Ease

Whether you admit it or not, they are everywhere; and no matter how hard you try to steer clear of these kinds of people, there’s always a high risk of bumping into them. They can be in your school, workplace, community, or maybe in your family. Learning to cope with difficult people is absolutely considered a skill. Not everyone has the aptitude to deal with them without losing their wits. Below... [Read more of this post]

Be Careful of What You Wish For

The ringing in of a new year always brings with it thoughts of change. Each of us ponders things that we want to change to improve our lives better, things that we need to let go of to make life easier and ways to get more out of each and every day. How bad do you want something?  Can you almost taste and feel it?  Do you imagine that it’s already beside you, nestling comfortably under the crook... [Read more of this post]

Live Life to the Fullest!

It’s so good to have the Express Coaching blog back online once again. As we have worked with those who have so freely given of their time to make our site a priority and to get us back up and running again, all within a few shot weeks – we appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. So here we are, starting our blog once again from scratch. It’s an opportunity to begin over... [Read more of this post]