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Pay Attention to Your Inner Monologue

With the exception of masters of meditation and yoga, all of us are in constant conversation with ourselves. For much of the day, and especially when we are not fully absorbed in some activity, we are engaged in an internal monologue in which we plan, analyze, reminisce, worry, debate, mull,...

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The Accountability Partner

An accountability partner keeps you on track. An accountability partner shows up and helps you take care of the things you’ve been putting off. An accountability partner might do your dreaded task with you, or do their own separate dreaded task alongside you. No matter who you are, I’m willing to...

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5 Strategies for Women to Develop Their Leadership Presence

For many women, the concept of leadership presence is hard to define; you know it when you see it in others, but you may be unsure how to develop it yourself. Leadership presence is a “head and heart” experience that combines authenticity, confidence, integrity, poise and intention. To lead with...

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How do you BUILD your confidence?

Recently, I was challenged to list three physical attributes about myself that I like.  Have you ever done that? When you stop and ponder what do you come up with? Most women when asked this question will list characteristics that are not physical but rather relational. Why is it so...

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Danger! Worry is a Corrosive Substance

A good friend of mine, in her more unkind moments, refers to her mother as the anxiety sprinkler: she sprays worry in all directions. Many of us probably do our fair share of sprinkling on those around us. We worry about our children, our significant others, our colleagues, and increasingly,...

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3 Steps to Have a Difficult Conversation

Over the past several months, I've been writing about the figurative and literal destruction that can be caused at scale, as well as its opposite: zooming in. In Braving the Wilderness, Dr. Brené Brown argues that in order to solve major issues in our society, workplaces, and homes, we need...

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Meeting People Where They Are

Have you ever seen something special in someone that they don't yet see themselves? Or maybe you have a service or product solution that you know would dramatically improve someone’s life but they’re not open to it just yet. As a leader or business person you want to serve, and it can...

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8 Steps to dream BIG + live BIG

What are your dreams?  Maybe you want travel more, buy a new car, move into a new house, find a life partner to share your life with, buy hunting land, volunteer more, find time in the day to spend with your children, manage your hectic life so you aren’t so stressed...

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5 Biggest Lessons in Life and Business

At the end of every year, I find myself incredibly introspective and reflective of the lessons learned over the last 12 months. The theme for me in 2017 was surrounded by the words “fixing” and “building” to find my alignment for future endeavors. Below are 5 of the most important lessons...

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Shedding the Layers

As the Holiday Season approaches quickly followed by yet another New Year many women consciously and quite worriedly or maybe subconsciously stress over the extra pounds we didn’t manage to lose this year, once again. And some of us find ourselves in agony over the new pounds that stubbornly showed...

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How & Why Would I Listen To A Podcast

How & Why Would I Listen To A Podcast Get the Most out of your personal and professional development learning I am a professional at learning. Learning from schools. Learning from webinars. Learning from CD in my car. Most important learning from my life lessons that have kicked me in the butt...

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Marriage is hard work: 7 ways to make it fun again

What happens when our relationships aren't "picture perfect" anymore? The cold hard truth is that ups and downs are normal and every couple will face conflicts. Both happy couples and miserable ones have the same problems — it's how they deal with those problems that dictates the future of their...

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