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Why you MUST Create (not just solve problems creatively)

In Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” The workforce is filled with people who dedicate their entire life to a job they can’t stand, or at least feel nothing less than apathy about their chosen path. They earnestly hope the...

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3 Ways to Beat the Imposter Syndrome

Remember when you were a kid and you were afraid there were monsters in your room? You hid under the covers, not moving a muscle, holding your breath, and tuned in to every sound, absolutely panicked they’d discover you.

Waiting to be exposed, to be found out, is exhausting. It...

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How Authenticity Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

What is Authenticity?

In my work as a business and success psychologist, I help many business builders and entrepreneurs overcome fear and advance their careers. I’ve discovered they all share a single, defining characteristic that became a turning point in their success.

Once...

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success
 
Embrace fear.

Early in my professional speaking career, I was hired to keynote a group of about 300 small business owners at a networking conference.

At the time, this was the largest group I had spoken to and, as you might imagine, my stomach got tight just thinking about it.

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Success Comes When You Lead With Your Strengths
 
Learn to embrace your unique gifts and talents.

We all have unique gifts and talents. We’re really good at some things and, well, not so good at others.

For instance, I will never be an opera singer, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, or an engineer. Those just...

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Is It Really All About the Journey?

The elevator doors opened onto the lobby of this remarkable hotel we were staying at in Milan, Italy.

We had just checked in and, while we were up in our room marveling at the stained glass windows and centuries-old furniture, several of the other guests in our tour had marched back down to the...

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How Confident Women Get Back on Track

I was traveling with a tour group in Italy a number of years ago. When we arrived, one of the couples was missing their luggage.

You would have thought the world had fallen apart.

They chewed out the tour guide (who was a native of the city and had just met our group) and complained loudly for...

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How to Achieve Big Goals
 
Why your goals keep tripping you up and how to fix it.

Denis Waitley said, “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” You almost have to read that quote twice to understand his message.

There is a psychological test, originally developed by Dr. Julian...

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4 Ways to Set Effective Personal Boundaries

How to change the way people treat you.

Boundaries are our invisible “property lines.” They help define who we are, establish what we’re willing to tolerate and protect us from the unacceptable behavior of other people.

It’s up to you to communicate your boundaries to...

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What Does Authenticity Mean for Women Leaders?

Successful women share a single, defining characteristic that, once embraced, usually define a turning point in their success.

Once they embrace their natural gifts and revel in their true identity, their success takes off.

For some, this means they have to come to terms with long-lost...

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