It’s often easy enough in our daily work to take care of small surface problems. We dash off a quick answer to a supplier’s question, grab a $20-off coupon for a dissatisfied customer.

But what if there’s an underlying systemic issue? Maybe it’s time to dig deep and see why the repetitive problem keeps happening—then find a way to fix it.

Maybe you need to post a more detailed FAQ page on your website, redesign your site to make checkout go more smoothly or institute a follow-up policy to increase your customer service.

Or maybe a service you’re using makes you jump three times when a different one could make you jump just once. One hoop rather than three.

Getting to the source of one of your ongoing problems could save you a ton of time and give you a more solid base to grow from.


As January draws to a close, we may be slowing down on those resolutions we were so convinced we could accomplish weeks ago. Truthfully, it’s not about willpower or sticking to promises that makes the difference.

We need to look at the root of the issue. What makes us switch from being sedentary to moving and take care of ourselves? Why do we choose junk food over the real nourishment our bodies crave? How can we make conscious decisions to take breaks from social media to rejuvenate?

Our bodies are our genesis, our origins. They are what brought us here and what allows us to experience it all: the joy, the sadness, the excitement and the tears. When we abuse our bodies, they can’t keep carrying us through.

Today, dig deep and discover the “why” behind your needed change. Write it out, meditate on it, really get clear on your motivations. Know how your change will deeply benefit your wellness. Picture your commitment to your goal as a tree wrapping its roots around the rocks and earth to help hold itself steady and weather the day-to-day wear and tear.


“A sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.”

― C.S. Lewis


Try Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map to dig deep into “what I will do to feel the way I want to feel.” This is a powerful way to find your core and to recognize that you can make positive choices each day to feel better about you.