confidence

I Can’t Believe I Just…

embarrassed myself said what I did stood there and let someone walk all over me choked in front of my audience rambled on Been there before? Of course you have. Why do I say “of course”? Because we have all experienced the “I Can’t Believe I Just” moments. Just when we wanted to be relaxed, .. read more

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Get Real. Perfection is over-rated.

I get it. You strive for polished results, for handling all objections, and for being ready for everything. How is that working for you? I know how that works for me. It keeps me awake at nights. I worry there is something I’ve forgotten about just before the big event. Fill in the blank for .. read more

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On November 19th, 2013, posted in: anxiety, breakthrough, calm, challenges, confidence, Delivery by

Absolute language – remove it.

Ever felt unfairly judged or left out? If you’re like most of us, your answer is “yes.” If so, you may recall memories of childhood time at recess, in the school cafeteria or in neighborhood games. Perhaps someone else was chosen before you, or in some cases, you may have even been chosen last. Perhaps folks .. read more

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On August 26th, 2013, posted in: attitude, behavior, confidence, language by

How Big is your Brave?

Our confidence, our brave, is as big as the world we live in. For some of us, the world is as big as the computer screen in front of us yet limited by the walls of our cave. We may stay inside our room, only communicate through email or text, only say those things we .. read more

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On July 30th, 2013, posted in: adrenaline, confidence by

I admire you

Sometimes I am so often inclined to prove my value that I hesitate to share my weaknesses. Yet when I get real, when I speak to the sides of my experiences that teach me lessons, I am able to connect with most folks, in a disarming way. So give me a few moments, if you .. read more

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On June 21st, 2013, posted in: behavior, confidence, impact by 2 Comments

What would you do if invited to speak?

Most people cringe, believing nothing good comes from standing in front of an audience. They would say NO to the invitation, for fear’s sake. Some people would simply hesitate before answering, taking in the compliment while, once again, discerning how to say a proper NO. Others have a few reasons for saying YES. Maybe they believe .. read more

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Find Your Voice

How would you feel if You were told your presentation time, previously promised as 45 minutes, is now only 5? Angry? Confused? Disrespected? Manipulated? Based on that feeling, how would you present yourself? If your answer has anything to do with being less than powerful, you are right. Our power does not come from negativity, .. read more

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On May 9th, 2013, posted in: affirmation, calm, clarity, confidence, courage, speak up by

Top 2 Reasons We Get in Our Own Way

We’re capable, yet we still get in our own way more times than not. How do we do it? 2 simple ways have become patterns for most of us in holding ourselves back. First off, the majority of us are introverts. As such, we keep our mind busy focusing on how we measure up to .. read more

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On April 15th, 2013, posted in: behavior, confidence, courage by

Stand up for what you believe

Who deserves your representation? Know that answer, and why you feel that way and you can start standing up for what you believe. Sometimes we forget our beliefs. We get distracted by the natural barriers that get in our way, that strip away our energy and push us around. Yet these barriers, although distracting, and sometimes .. read more

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On March 12th, 2013, posted in: behavior, boundaries, clarity, confidence, controllling self by

Break Down Barriers: Share your voice!

Sure, we’ve all been in the room with someone who just won’t stop talking, whether at work, in a meeting, out in public or among friends. The voice in our head says, “I don’t wanna be that person. I will hold my tongue.” Yet doing so allows “that person” to continue monopolizing the speaking platform. .. read more

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On January 22nd, 2013, posted in: confidence, silence, speaking up by