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Personal performance, Focus, Resilience, Balance, Growth, Happiness, Composure, Perspective, Spirituality

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is so fundamental to the American psyche that it is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, one of three inalienable rights that the government is designed to protect. The Founding Fathers were on to…
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Clients and Friends

In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Harry asserts that men and women can’t be friends because “the sex part always gets in the way.”   One could say the same about being friends with clients, not because of sex, but because the business part…
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Questions That Matter

The other day, I drove home from the supermarket so deeply lost in thought that I don’t remember the trip. Has this ever happened to you? If you’ve been driving for a while, and the trip to the supermarket is a routine occurrence, I am…
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The Power of Transformation

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  -- Confucius Every Sunday night at 9 pm EDT I host A Climb to the Top: Stories of Transformation on New York’s Talk Radio 77WABC. The show features individuals from…
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A System That Works

As a 10-year-old in the 1970s, my husband built television sets from used parts. He taught himself how to do this by taking apart dozens of TVs and analyzing how the pieces fit together to create a functional whole. He rarely watched. …
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Master of the Obvious? Why, Yes!

MOO stands for Master Of The Obvious. My husband John is an accomplished engineer with several patents to his name. From the first days of our relationship, we’ve enjoyed cooking together and exploring flavorful dishes from…
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Sink or Swim

There’s no better teacher or motivator than being immersed in a situation where you need to quickly adapt. We’ve all heard the phrase as it relates to being thrown into the proverbial “deep end” in any number of scenarios…
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Who are Your Influencers?

Your influencers affect your success. Stop and recognize who or what they are, and understand the role they play in your life. Looking at things differently and taking small steps each day is how to best make changes that take hold. At the…
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The Best Salesperson I Ever Met

What differentiates a good salesperson from a great one? Six Traits! Last week, I got a call from a recruiter looking for a sales representative for a cloud company.  I get those kinds of calls all the time, but this was…
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Confidence is Key to Getting Hired

Getting hired requires confidence that often trumps skills when it comes to the intangible connection between interviewer and interviewee. The key to getting hired is not always about possessing ‘required’ skills. More importantly  
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5 Ways to Give a Great Speech

A great speech requires connection and a takeaway to be remembered. Let’s face it. For some, public speaking comes natural and for others it is their Achilles Heel. I’m probably somewhere in the middle, which is why I am
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Channel Your Inner JFK

President Kennedy’s call-to-action speeches inspired, persuaded, and provoked change. Most successful politicians find themselves in the position they are in due to their ability to masterfully deliver a message and persuade
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Fake It Until You Become It

Finding business confidence means pushing forward and conquering doubt. We all understand the idea behind “fake it until you make it.“ The idea is that sometimes you have to act as if you are confident and believe in
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Success Can Be Risky Business

Risky business may not be suited for all but many of the strides I've made in business and in life were due to risk. Yes success is risky business, I've known this forever. Call it risky, call it courage or naivete', it's
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Work Travel + Life = Chaos?

Some ways to address Balancing Life and Work Travel Traveling has always been my passion, traveling for work seemed like the natural flow for me, I have been doing it for 10 years in different levels of intensity.
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Who’s the CEO of your home?

The transition from banking executive to home executive When I left my corporate job 6 years ago and began the full time task of running my home, which included managing my 4 kids, dogs, cats, and everything that
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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Learning to respond to “On the Fly” out of your comfort zone challenges your career growth If handled successfully stepping out of your comfort zone can instill confidence within yourself and your employer. Here's part
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