everyday success


About Polly Jensen & Everyday Success

Making life work every day, that’s what we’re about.  Having good and successful days all the time, that’s our goal. It's how we manage each day's wins and losses that contributes to our sense of well-being.

For years I’ve searched for a guidebook with the answers to all of life's questions. It would have made everything so much easier.  I never found one.  Instead, I made a lot of mental notes and collected all the tips and ideas that made a difference for me and for others.  All that note-taking is the source for the articles, books and webinars on this site.

I’m hoping you’ll find an idea or two that could work for you in your life.

An Introduction

Surprising good can be a part of everyone's life.  Great friends.  Loving family.  Interesting jobs.   On the flip side, it's easy to encounter bouts of self-doubt and times of challenge.

Along with the good and happy, we can all experience struggles and painful times.  As a young woman, I gave my infant daughter to adoption and that left a gaping hole in my heart.  And, because it was the Sixties, I couldn’t talk about it til I got to meet her in the Nineties.  Now, I talk about her a lot.

Life is not always a straight line.  A whole host of life lessons have proved that while we don’t always get what we want when we want it, we can absolutely love our days and our experiences nevertheless.

You won’t find hard and fast rules here.  It turns out that what works for one person may or may not work for another.  Life is unique to each of us.  So, there aren’t rules; instead, there are ideas and information.  Hopefully, you’ll uncover an idea or two that you can adapt to your life.

Together, we can find our way.  That’s what EverydaySuccess is all about – finding ways that that can work.

Where Do You Go From Here?

The links in the Introduction above will take you to related articles.  For example, the first link at "sense of well-being" will take you to an article entitled, "Happines Is An Everyday Affair."  The link at "Interresting jobs" will take you to "Job Search Process: Preparing For the Interview".  Click on a link and see where it takes you.

Otherwise, click on a tab at the top of the page to find all the articles in each subject area.  Or, go back to the Home Page where you'll find more links to articles.  Explore.  We hope you enjoy.

For Those Who Want a Bit More Detail

After more than three decades as a marketing and communications leader, Polly Jensen now turns her attention to the development of her own website that will serve as a guide for some of the most pressing life and money questions.

Jensen’s career in publishing and direct response marketing took her from San Francisco to New York and Chicago.  In addition to her work, Jensen served on professional, cultural, humanitarian and educational boards.  To regain her cheer following a few challenges and to focus on the website’s development, Jensen moved to sun-drenched Denver.

While her professional experience provides a powerful underpinning, the message Jensen brings also comes from living life fully, balancing life’s wins with life’s losses.  Jensen developed her philosophy through keen observation plus plenty of real life experience.  She thinks of herself as a courage expert.

Check Your Sources

Everyday we are bombarded by information. There are so many ideas begging for our attention and that means it's up to each of us to check our sources of information, to question the ideas that come our way.  Whatever your source, there are questions to ask before accepting new ideas and ways of thinking.  Some questions to ask as you consider new ideas and ways of thinking:

  • Is the source credible?  How can I verify their credibility?
  • Where did they get their information?  Does the information stand up to scrutiny? 
  • Can I poke holes in the logic?  Are there other opinions?
  • Is this an idea I might adapt for my life?  Why would I want to?  How would I adapt it so it would work for me?