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We All Screw Up

September 1, 2017

Humility Humility Humility. Then Apologize.

It was like an out-of-body experience. I could feel myself being cranky. Really, really cranky, and I couldn’t seem to stop.

It was my fault.

I was in pain, and I should have said so …

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What Successful People Do

August 9, 2017

The Power of Reading

Extraordinary people. Great leaders. Creative thinkers. They do this thing. Every day. They read.

Oprah, Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington… Some statistics show that successful people read four or five books per month.

Isn’t it time you …

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Stop Your Grumblin’

May 29, 2017

Positivity and Productivity

Everything was going well. But I was so cranky.

I love my work, training business people to improve their communication skills with colleagues and clients. It truly is my passion.

Yet even the Champions for Change can …

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Use “Not Yet” to Gain a Growth Mindset

January 3, 2017

Growth comes from your attitude.

The Growth Mindset is persistence. It’s vision. It’s focus. And it’s allowing yourself to not be perfect, to not be ‘there’ now whatever your goal or dream is.

Recently I watched Carol S. Dweck, PhD

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Confusion to Clarity

August 29, 2016

Must Watch Video on Clarity from Stanford University

Ever have a day when everything feels like it’s crashing down on you? Or the situation is a 3 on the frustration scale and you’re reacting at a 10? Or are you… Read More
Email escalates conflict

Email Escalates Conflict

August 15, 2016

Email is tone-deaf. Choose another medium.

Recently a regular client sent me an email asking me to start a new project, but the message about the conditions of the project were confusing to me.

I quickly responded to the email …

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Ever Feel Like an Imposter?

July 18, 2016

Over 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome

Recently I was talking with a couple of well qualified and experienced colleagues when someone brought up the idea of feeling like an imposter.

It’s that Who the Hell Do You Think You …

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Choose How You Grow

Choose How You Grow

July 11, 2016

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thank you

Sometimes Words Are Better Than Actions

July 4, 2016

Thank You

Moving to a new city in my 20s was a lonelier transition than I had expected.

My saving grace was that my brother lived there too. I was still pretty broke from university and car-less, so Rick was …

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Seize Your Birthday!

June 27, 2016

Today I’m Celebrating

Not everyone likes birthdays. Maybe people feel lonely, or they don’t like the number attached to the birthday. How you see your age or your birthday is your choice.

My family made our birthdays special when I …

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