discipline

Self-Talk – Use it or Lose it!

Not long ago I had coffee with a client who said, “I spend so much time focusing on where I fall short that I forget about my strengths.” The voice in this gentleman’s head, while reminding him of his problems, gave him no internal support. His coaching mechanism was nonexistant. Although it could remind him .. read more

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Priority Management – a heady chore

For many professionals, Friday is a day to soften the load. We try to leave the office early, schedule events into the day to break up the disciplined focus and look for distractions before Monday rolls around and we’re tied to our tasks again. But for the entrepreneur, the focused business builder and professional trying to .. read more

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Expression, Marcel Marceau’s way

Influential communication is not easy. Back in the early 90′s I decided to accept an invitation to attend Gregg Goldston’s School of Mime for 4 summer weeks. Having been enthralled by the focus, discipline and ease of expression of a highly talented residential artist who came to my drama classes that year up in NW Ohio, .. read more

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Progress starts today

As a speaking and communication coach, I regularly see progress in others, understanding that even more progress happens when they focus on making it happen. And as a human being, an introvert and an entrepreneur, I need to coach myself on progress regularly, otherwise it’s easy to fall back into barrier patterns. Can you relate? If .. read more

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What’s the Plan?

Today is Friday, typically a planning day for me. It’s the day I catch up with my communication,  account for my recent appts, look ahead at my next week so I can create a strategy for being prepared for it, and gather information tied to presentation requests. It’s a big day full of focused, proactive tasks. I .. read more

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On May 11th, 2012, posted in: discipline, strategy by

Introvert Energy Needs

I’ve been keeping to a disciplined schedule of early morning blogging, exercise and then on to my day of appointments/research/marketing, etc. Add to this the evening networking and then reading for research and that brings the “No, not yet!” response when the 4:30 alarm goes off prior to the same schedule that includes an early .. read more

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On November 8th, 2011, posted in: discipline, energy, introvert by

For Lawyers – 4 Guidelines for Improving your Professional Pace

Not to be confused with PACE University, whether online or in New York – which has a school of law- or with the P.A.C.E. program of Houghton University, which boasts a management degree for working adults, pace in this blog post has to do with speed appropriate to the moment. For decades now females have entered .. read more

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On September 6th, 2011, posted in: Connecting, controllling self, discipline, public speaking by

Grab Baggers

This week I met with a skilled professional who values the art of public speaking, and then in the same breath announced to me that he won’t plan his message before he speaks. Grab bagger is what I said to myself. Grab baggers are presenters who basically speak off-the-cuff, allowing any version of conversation to .. read more

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On January 21st, 2011, posted in: discipline, Message by

The Power of UMHH…..

The spoken word is quite powerful. This has been exemplified since the time of creation – “And God said, ‘Let it be’ and it was. And it was good.” Ever since the beginning of time we people have understood the power behind what comes out of the mouth. Even when what comes out of our .. read more

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On January 19th, 2011, posted in: confidence, Delivery, discipline, Self Value, trust by 1 Comment

Polishing Your Act

My father had a regular routine on the weekends, about monthly, of polishing his shoes. Perhaps since I’m a process-loving person, I enjoyed watching this routine. It started with setting up a space for several pairs of shoes to sit – whether on the floor in front of him while he sat in his favorite .. read more

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On November 9th, 2010, posted in: confidence, discipline, impact by