Career/Business

Are We There Yet? A Cure for “Destination Impatience”

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” If you have children, you likely have first-hand experience with just how impatient they can be when it comes to traveling. Or perhaps you can remember the impatience you felt as a child during a long trip. Now that you’re all grown up, the big question is: Are you still impatient on the journey?

Many of us have carried this “destination impatience” forward into adulthood. When we’re in school, we can’t wait to graduate. When we graduate, we can’t wait to work. When we work, we can’t wait to work somewhere else, find… Read More

How to Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes

 To overcome the fear of making mistakes, aim for success, not perfection.

Is the fear of making a mistake preventing you from taking action? If so, the way to move beyond this fear and gain the courage to follow through on your action plan is to aim for success, not perfection. As a “recovering” perfectionist, I understand that if you have perfectionistic tendencies, you may equate success with perfection. After all, if you make a mistake, it means you have failed, right? Wrong. A mistake is not a failure. A mistake is simply the outcome of an action.… Read More

The Power to Create the Best You

In his book For One More Day, Mitch Albom writes, “I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes. ‘The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,’ he said. ‘You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.’” That’s good advice to remember.

It’s easy to value, accept, and care about yourself “on the way up,”… Read More

It’s Your Time to Shine!

Are you a member of Toastmasters International and want to know more about earning the elite Accredited Speakers designation for professional caliber presenting?

Or want to become a professional speaker, trainer, coach or consultant… create products and platforms, become a published author, share your passionate cause, travel the world (or stay home), and make a difference?!

Learn how to do these… and more!

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Discover insights, tips, and real-life strategies from people who have done it – and are still doing it!

Proven professional speakers, trainers, consultants, coaches and authors help you… Read More

Pretty Like Mommy; Smart Like Daddy

If you had asked me a year ago whether I’d been limited by societal biases against women in business and leadership, I would have replied, “No.” However, after a year of studying this topic, my answer has changed.

Part of the shift occurred as I became consciously aware of the many cultural messages which began in my childhood – and reinforced throughout my life – that had me aiming below my full potential. These messages were so deeply rooted, I wasn’t aware of how pervasively they were blocking me.

Sheryl Sandberg writes about some of these cultural messages in her… Read More