Success is Sweetest

“Your support, passion, and no bullshit approach, is such a killer combination. And your method is so creative and exciting in a way that I’ve never, ever found other coaching to be. WOW, wow, wow!” ~ Kana, Career Mentoring Intensive

Hello! I’m Janice. I’m a life coach based in New York.

I help ARTISTS, ACTORS, MAKERS, and SEEKERS start, test, tweak and finish amazing life projects.

This is where you get to translate your amazingness into a tangible, real-world project or life-changing experience. Something so fresh & original, you won’t believe it came out of YOU.

(Hey, so you want to act on Broadway, bike ride through Thailand, or build an Empire? Totally reasonable.)

This is my online home, where all the good stuff happens.

Ha. Who am I kidding? The good stuff happens offline, in real time. But this is where you can get to know me, find out how to WORK & PLAY with me, sign up for NOTES FROM THE TRAIL, and grab a free tool (or two).

I’m so happy you’re here.
Because now we get to make things.
And making things is the sweetest.



A Small Dose Of Sweet Things

The Upside Of Getting It Wrong

Information is not enough.
A friend of a friend posted a litany of facebook do’s + don’ts followed by a flurry of unfriendly crack.

Over on Twitter a wit and a rogue suggests we make friends with our crazy voice because we’ll be sitting with that b*tch for a long time…the retweets flow.


It’s a mugs game.

And no matter what you make or do there’ll be lovers and there’ll be haters.

I’ve lost track of the times that I’ve hit send only to discover wonky comma’s and spelling mishaps.

Failed launches?


An imperfect execution?

You bet.

Putting something out in the world with rough edges can make a girl wanna curl under a blanket and wait it out till spring.

“Hey, don’t mind me, I’m gonna grab some popcorn, take a seat in the bleachers, and watch while other people do.”

Ahem, sorry, but, no thanks.

Because nothing remarkable or awe-inspiring happens when sitting in the stands.

And self-confidence, dear Unicorns, this too can be arranged.

So, a note to all fellow seekers + makers + movers + shakers

If you really want to change something…

Or you’re eager to move it forward…

And you’d love to manifest that thing…

Then tap into your inner rebel or embrace your merciful id and come up with a few rules for implementation.

Productivity pros claim we need no fewer than fifty strategies.

If this feels excessive here’s five of my own.

And don’t worry about putting it out there with elements of crappiness.

Evangelist Guy Kawasaki raves that the first version of innovation is seldom perfect – and if you wait until everything is perfect


The End.


Ready to go ga-ga for goals?

Write to me and say hello.

We’ll chat. Set it up. Boom.

Sometimes a single thank you just isn’t enough. I’m headed to GA State in the Fall!!! Your guidance and coaching helped me face my fears and realize the only thing holding me back was me. You so rock. I’m now following my dreams. ~ Tanja





HAPPINESS BOOSTER # 7: The Art of Savoring

|| WORD || I don’t spend time wondering what might be next; I just focus on trying to savor every day. ~ Trisha Yearwood

One of my absolute favorite happiness interventions is the art of savoring positive things. The more you savor the stickier things get inside your brain and the more lasting and more positive it’s impact.

Creating a POSITIVE PORTFOLIO is one way to savor positive experiences. It’s intended to be a verbal, visual, and auditory collection of materials that make you feel something deeply, whether it’s joy, courage, gratitude, serenity, pride, amusement, awe, or love.

Maybe you’ve got huge concerns with projects and travel and work and health related stuff – savoring more could really help.


Select a particular mental state that will positively impact and support your life right now. Decide on a an attitude or a feeling that you would like to embrace and experience more often.

What are you curious about? Take time to consider the things that move and interest you.

Curate all that is relevant:
objects and good words that can be included in your positive portfolio.

Once you’ve gathered everything, place your collection on your phone, on Instagram, in a blank journal, or whatever container works best for you.

Keep it somewhere that you can appreciate regularly and update whenever needed.

Now is the time to savor.

Happiness Booster #1 – The Booty Swing
Happiness Booster #2 – I Celebrate Downton Abbey
Happiness Booster #3 – Random Love Notes From September
Happiness Booster #4 – Your Daily Dose
Happiness Booster #5 – Do What You Love
Happiness Booster #6 – Ear Candy