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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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feedback

People are Judging You

November 28, 2016

So What? Ask for More Feedback

In my 20s, I wanted to be somebody. I needed your approval. I said yes when I wanted to say no. Oh, the time and energy I wasted hoping you liked me or thought …

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Choose How You Grow

Choose How You Grow

July 11, 2016

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staying open

Staying Open to Criticism

May 30, 2016

Ouch! But Necessary

Last month we looked at how to give feedback respectfully and ask for a change in someone’s behaviour. Now we’ll talk at the toughest part. Hearing it.

A friend of mine had a counsellor who challenged her …

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They Care, But They Don’t

October 13, 2015

The #1 Tip for Customer Service

Whether you hire someone to mow your lawn or a training consultant like me, you expect the best work and customer service for your hard-earned money. You need to be your best with …

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I’ve Waited Too Long…

November 26, 2014

Is it too late now?!

I haven’t posted a blog since the spring (I’ve even written them but not posted). But the longer I procrastinated and delayed sharing information about training, writing, and leadership on my blog or in my …

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Please Don’t Be Normal

March 3, 2014

Be Authentic in Public Speaking or Training

The first few times you step in front of a crowd to speak or teach can be daunting. The key to success is to be you.

Think of your favourite teacher from school …

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One Thousand Words in a Life

February 24, 2014

What Will You Say Now?

I watched the movie A Thousand Words starring Eddie Murphy on the weekend. For every word he speaks, a leaf falls off a tree and shortens his life. It made me wonder if we measured …

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Now I Put the Oxygen Mask on First

January 23, 2013

When I was young, I wanted to change the world. But all I can change is me. That changes the world.

The past 12 months have been filled with new challenges and exciting adventures, pushing myself beyond any memory of …

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Overwhelmed?

January 16, 2013

Are deadlines getting you down? Is a problem overwhelming you?

Pick just one thing to sort through. A closet. A drawer. Your inbox. Your files. A shelf in your office. …

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