-Learn to refocus your fear into something useful. I was scared, nauseous and anxiety-ridden. Tomorrow I would give my first presentation in my college public speaking class.When I first signed up for the course, I considered it a convenient option to fulfill a communications requirement for my business administration degree. Looking back, I had no idea how public speaking would affect my life.I … Continue reading ANXIOUS ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING?
-Get clear on what aspects of a difficult situation bother you most. (reprint from Authentic Success newsletter) A simple definition of adversity is anything that is not the way we want it to be. Because we all have different desires for what makes a successful and happy life, adversity and resilience, look different for each one of … Continue reading Master Adversity Like A Pro
-Invest in the process of attaining your goals rather than committing to them. I am not sure how you feel about commitment. If you are like many people, commitment sounds good in theory but hard to practice for a significant length of time to make a difference. Commitment focuses on delayed gratification, sacrificing pleasure today for a better … Continue reading Ditch Commitment To Succeed
-4 fundamental principles that will help you have better relationships in your career and life.2020 upended a lot of things for us. Social distancing resulted in remote work, different work or no work, restricted travel, recreation and freedom. A bitter divide over politics has separated us ideologically. However, one thing has not changed. Relationships are … Continue reading How To Manage Relationships for Success
“Most things disappoint till you look deeper.” – Graham Greene, English novelist I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had their share of disappointment this year. We’ve all been discouraged at some point in our lives, but this year it was magnified times ten!From career and business expansion to travel and wedding plans to health and wellbeing, our … Continue reading You Succeed According To How You Fail
“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”― José Saramago, author of The Double Most of us are experiencing a lot of uncertainty about what will happen in our world. We are unsure about our jobs, the industries we work in, our health, how to educate our kids, and our country's future, to name a few. … Continue reading Quiet Uncertainty With Perspective
"When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you."-lyrics from When You're Smiling, a popular song written in 1928 Bronnie Wrae made a living by comforting people in the last few weeks of their lives. As a palliative care nurse, she cared for patients who had gone home to die. Her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying … Continue reading 5 Secrets For Better Working And Living.
"Attention must be paid."-Linda Loman, character in the play Death of a Salesman (This is the last of a three-part newsletter on creating success and happiness.) (Read Part 1) (Read Part 2) Your attention is valuable. It's so precious that advertisers are willing to pay over $5 million for a 30-second advertising spot during the Super … Continue reading Harness Your Attention With Purpose. (Part 3)
"Not always sunny, but always in a sunny state of mind."-Lilly Pulitzer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, American socialite (Read Part 1 here) To succeed and be happy, you must first define what these concepts mean to you. Differentiate your ideas from others. Make it personal. If you don't, uncertainty and vagueness will erode your motivation. However, even with crystal clear … Continue reading Success And Happiness; A State Of Mind, Not A Destination. (Part 2)
"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." -Walt DisneyWhat does success mean? If you ask ten people, you get ten different answers. How about happiness? Same thing. Success and happiness are ideas. Like all ideas, these definitions lie in the mind of the … Continue reading How to Realistically Succeed and Be Happy (Part 1)