Why Being Bold Is Easier than You Think

Before you even take the first bold step, a vivid picture of the worst possible outcome can stop you in your tracks. It is a problem when your imagination hijacks your success. Research tells us that 85% of what you worry about never actually happens. Taking that first step requires courage. What is bold to […]

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Boundaries: Why Limits Are Important

To some, boundaries can sound like a cold harsh word or method to keep people out. Well, they do set limits to protect you. Having healthy boundaries is a not only a good thing to do for yourself but also for others. Many people, especially women feel they must say “yes” to everything or they […]

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Leadership in Scary Times

Leadership is at a premium in scary times. Worldwide events in early 2020 demonstrate the importance of strong leadership from the local level to the international stage. For example, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, has led her country of five million through the coronavirus pandemic with empathy and strength.   With so much […]

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16 Ways to Succeed that I Wish I Had Known

Mentors and coaches can change the trajectory of someone’s life. I made a list of 16 ways to succeed that wish I had known. I would like to have known these ways to succeed when I was in my twenties or earlier. It is in no special order. What resonates with you? Now is all […]

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7 Steps to Give Procrastination the Slip

Postponing unpleasant or difficult tasks is the procrastinator’s modus operandi. We all do it to some extent or other. The good news is that there is no gene for procrastination. It is learned behavior. If you are in the costly trap of procrastination, adopt new behavior that improves your productivity and efficiency. Boost your confidence […]

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Leading in a Crisis

Leaders at all levels experience a crisis at one time or another.  Some are world wars, economic crashes, or weather events.  Others are more localized and personal but carry the responsibility of leading. In pondering how leaders behave in a crisis, regardless of the magnitude, I made a list. It is in no particular order. […]

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Hope Is a Thinking Process

Many consider hope as an emotion that evokes warmth and optimism. All things are possible with hope. Thanks to Dr. Brene Brown and her qualitative research, I have found another way of looking at hope. Actually, C. R. Snyder, a former researcher at University of Kansas, Lawrence, changed Brown’s way of looking at hope and […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Many business owners work hard from dawn to dusk. This alone does not guarantee success. However, hard work is part of the equation. There is more. In the words of the African spiritual, “Keep your eye on the prize and your hand on the plow.” What is the prize in your business? It feels great […]

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Results from Power not Force

Your ability to create the results you want relates directly to power not force. Internal power is standard issue, not optional equipment. Your  inner power propels you day after day, inspires you to create, and sustains you in the rough patches. When you experience  setbacks and disappointment, it is easy to forget that you have […]

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Difficult Decisions Waiting to Be Made

Wanting to delay a difficult decision is normal. Scarlett O’Hara, the protagonist in Gone with the Wind, often said, “I’ll think about that tomorrow.” Unresolved, tough decisions drain a lot of mental energy. They occupy valuable real estate in your mind. The time you spend agonizing about what you know needs to be done is […]

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