9 Ways to Spend Time with Yourself

There has been a lot of back and forth on what people should be doing during this lockdown…  Facebook messages encouraging others to take up online classes (guilty of this one). Twitter posts about how people are struggling to grieve…

Equip and Empower Yourself for Success!

I’m Anza Goodbar; I am a certified coach, speaker, and trainer.  My expertise is in the following topics – business systems, leadership development, entrepreneurial mindset, strategizing and goal setting.  I’ve been an entrepreneur since 2004. But, you might say that…

Add better habits to your life

For the past two years, I was heavily depressed. I told a close friend how the past year was a professional high but personal low. Each night, I laid in bed thinking of all the things I hated about myself…

Celebrate your wins & overcome Imposter Syndrome

When I was younger, I didn’t understand how girls fantasized about having a partner to appreciate and worship her, couldn’t accept a simple compliment from others. Whether it was about their attractiveness, smarts, or talent, these girls would curl their…

The Art of Selfishness: What is Good for You?

In an interview, “Jane the Virgin” actress Ivonne Coll shared what she learned from famous actress Lucille Ball: the art of selfishness. Ivonne shared how Lucy advised her to mindfully place a note with the question: “What is good for…

Be Kind

At the end of every show, Ellen Degeneres reminds us to be kind to one another. When I first heard this, I thought about how sweet it was. At the same time, strange to have to remind ourselves to be…

If I didn’t love myself

If I didn’t love myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be able to push myself to try new things. I would learn that being comfortable is what’s most important and that self-growth doesn’t matter. I would…

Happy birthday! An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 22 year old Melissa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Last night was rough, I know! Your best friend really got you good! She feed you drink after drink but at least you know, she would always take good care of you. It’s…

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