Befriend Your Inner Naysayer: It May Be Trying to Tell You Something Worthwhile

SELF-SABOTAGE can happen at any the time. We try to create something important to us, whether it’s greater leadership or a deeper sense of calm, and we get in our own way. The internal naysayer takes the lead, and we convince ourselves that it’s easier to stick with what we have.

Except that it’s not easier. You feel the call to change because there’s a fundamental imbalance in your life. Something that’s not working anymore.

So how can you change the way you talk to yourself?

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Why We Love (and Lament) Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, as it is practiced in the countries that celebrate it, is a nationwide day of gratitude. We are called to stop our busy lives and reflect on what really matters to us most. Extra credit is granted if we actually spend time with the people who matter to us, doing the things that matter […]

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Thought Leadership Presentation Skills: Compressing Pictures to Reduce File Size in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word

In my work with executives, attorneys and others, I am called upon to act as a coach and help clients reach deeper, expand their vision of their own professional value and capacity and increase their emotional intelligence, versatility, resilience and other key qualities. I also act as a technical advisor, so to speak, by sharing […]

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Achieving Gratitude in a Macho Work Environment

For professionals who work day-in and day-out in a macho work environment – where you  “eat what you kill,” and if you don’t produce, you don’t eat – gratitude is often a foreign notion. More common are words like merit, grit, earning and climbing. Gratitude can seem soft, vulnerable and passive. Yet the more mature […]

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Five Ways to Recover from Anxiety

Stress, panic, anxiety, sadness, fear…. Once in a while, we can become so overwhelmed by our thoughts, feelings and emotions that we can’t even think straight. Sometimes these emotions creep up over time. At other times, they pop up in reaction to an event, with no warning whatsoever.  There is no quick fix, but here are some […]

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Breaking Out of a Suffocating Job Search

Halloween friendly ghost costumes aside, let’s talk about facing some very real fears. Prospective clients sometimes ask if I can help them break out of a suffocating job search. They tell me that “everything they try” is not working. Nothing is working. I can’t think. I can’t breathe. How can I move forward? When we talk […]

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