Tips to being Purposeful, not Selfish

Those times you feel anxiety, what generally happens? Do you say to yourself, “Gee, here’s a chance to step out of my comfort zone to be purposeful! I’m sure it will work.” or do you say to yourself, “Nope, not going there. Why bother? It’s much too uncomfortable.” If you’re like most of us, you .. read more

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On February 8th, 2016, posted in: accountability, action, anxiety, clarity by

Want Listeners to Remember You? Do this.

You’re out developing business by presenting to supportive audiences, attending networking events, scheduling follow up coffees and entering meaningful conversations. How do you hope they feel? Hopefully they don’t want the meeting to end. But it does. Then what? They need to remember the feeling, and basically this means, they need to keep remembering you .. read more

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Every Day Mantra for Attorneys and Other Introverts

“Get Out There” You may be a leader, a business developer, a trainer or a co-worker. Any of these roles require noticing how your efforts affect others. If you’re daily activities include research, analysis, drafting or any other form of content-creation, you, in part, do justice to your profession while you remain in a passive .. read more

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Understand Your Communication Style, Grow Your Business

We know whether we like speaking or not, how we feel about group activity and whether we’re willing to have challenging conversations. With those feelings firmly rooted, we become selective about activity that builds business. Either we run out and get in front of people because we like to or we stay at our desk .. read more

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Is your confidence stronger today than yesterday?

Mondays we are generally slower and less-disciplined than other work days, for one, because we may have used the weekend for rest. “What is at rest stays at rest”, my in-laws reminded me while I was on vacation with them. So our “at rest” mind and body needs an extra surge to get going again. .. read more

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On March 25th, 2014, posted in: action, attitude, breakthrough, confidence by

Turn Away From Negative Self Talk

Last February I was told I won’t be driving any time soon and that my right ankle would be in a cast anywhere from 8-12 weeks. An entrepreneur with her plate full of public speaking trainings and coaching appointments, my first thought was, “How am I going to manage without cancelling?” And my second thought was focused on .. read more

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On February 24th, 2014, posted in: action, anxiety, asking for help, Uncategorized by

Get over it!

We all have our issues. Maybe shyness, perfection, rule-following, control. There are many things that create over-the-top and even underwhelming behavior patterns. We need to grow up and get over them. We are designed to speak, to not be perfect, to be human and to be flexible. Here is another issue to get over that .. read more

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On August 21st, 2013, posted in: action, anxiety, fear of failure by

Dare to let your dreams become urgent

Walt Disney first thought there could be a better amusement park. Before long he started to think he should build it. He had a dream, didn’t let it go, and when he saw the urgency he did something about it. That’s when he shifted from vision to mission. Dare like Disney 1. Decide your dream .. read more

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On January 29th, 2013, posted in: action, business development, career, fear of failure, get it done by

What You See is What You Get

It pays to decide on attainable yet edgy goals, and it really pays to write them down. This focus leads us to steady progress. Already I know I have 4  months that will exceed my goals for next year, and my current focus is to get the other 8 months in line. Yet when I .. read more

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On December 4th, 2012, posted in: action, focus, goals by 1 Comment

Action drives Purpose/Purpose drives Action

I don’t usually post in my blog more than 2-3 times per week. Although I once had a daily practice of writing, I adjusted it down so I could take the time to Do the work and not just Write about it. But this week I was inspired to write 4 days in a row .. read more

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On November 15th, 2012, posted in: action, commit, inspiration, managing self, Uncategorized by