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saying no

The Power of Saying NO… to Say YES

May 1, 2019

Say YES to Your Leadership Vision

I was saying No a lot to friends and family when I was studying for my Masters Degree in Adult Education and working full-time. I’ve said No to great client projects to have time …

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perfectionist

Are You a Selfish Coward?

February 13, 2019

A new view of perfectionists.

That’s exactly what marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin called perfectionists on a recent Boiling Point podcast.

Wow. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I started to take offence.

Then I realized that he was …

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happiness

The ROI of Happiness

November 19, 2018

Happiness is part of your bottom line equation

Years ago when I offered self-esteem training for teens and their parents, we did muscle testing to show the connection between what you were thinking and your physical strength. When someone felt …

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teach me

Everyone Has Something to Teach You

October 3, 2018

And Me

Once we have so many years under our belts, it’s easy to think that we have the answers. This is especially true if you have the role of subject matter expert. Maybe you’re the accountant, the lawyer, the …

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anger

Reached Your Boiling Point?

September 10, 2018

3 Ways to Cool It

We likely have said, done, or emailed something in anger that we wished we hadn’t. We are human. But there are ways to help us all cool it when the conversation gets hot.

No one …

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sorry

If You’re Still Breathing, It’s Not Too late

June 18, 2018

Take the High Road

A few years ago, there was a work situation with high drama that caused a lot of meetings, stressful conversations, and grief.

I did my best to take the high road as project manager and respectfully …

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are Stupid

January 1, 2018

Here’s How You Create Change

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Become a more effective manager. Become a better listener. Lose 20 pounds. Those are tall orders.

Have you kept those resolutions all year?

By mid-February, most of the New Year’s resolutions are usually …

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authentic

They’re Talking About Me Now

November 30, 2017

So Be Authentic

In the past year, I have lost over a foot of hair and let my lovely locks grow au naturel.

Why am I writing about my short, silver hair?

Because people are talking about me anyway so I may as well do as …

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mental health

3 Questions No One Wants to Talk About

November 24, 2017

Mental Health and Business

This morning our Business Mastermind group met to have a conversation about something that even we as good friends avoid. Mental Health.

We don’t want to be seen as weak or broken. We sweep it under the rug and …

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happiness

Looking for Happiness?

September 5, 2017

Try 100 Days of Happy

Some days happy takes more effort than others. Right?

I was scrolling through my Facebook memories a few months ago and saw two years ago where I had started 100 Days of Happy. I had …

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