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Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

There is a difference between positive thinking that moves you forward and positive thinking that is nothing more than wishful thinking. Monica Diaz wrote a timeless article a while back titled “Positive Thinking Might be Your Demise” in which she articulates this distinction. I believe in the power of thinking positively and by nature, I am an optimist. [...]

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Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud?

Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud?

As a professional, have you ever felt like a fraud - like somehow you were less than who and what you portray to the world? Now the word "fraud" might seem a bit dramatic, but you might be surprised to know just how often I have heard this exact word used by my clients through [...]

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The Best Strategy for Increasing Your Focus

The Best Strategy for Increasing Your Focus

There is nothing like a category 5 hurricane barreling towards your home to make you think about what really matters to you!  While we chose to ride out the last 5 hurricanes at home, for the first time in 14 years we decided to evacuate.   Fortunately for my family, we prepared for the worst [...]

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How to Deal with Disrespect

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Perhaps you felt like someone was being condescending toward you. Or maybe they said or did something that you felt was intentionally designed to make you feel small or less important. A client had called me recently because she had been dealing with someone for the last few days who left her feeling increasingly angry [...]

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The Alternative to Fixing Poor Performance

The Alternative to Fixing Poor Performance

One approach to fixing people or their behaviors is the “carrot and the stick.” While this may yield short term results, they aren’t sustainable. Why? Because this approach keeps you on the hook for their compliance, rather than empowering them to take ownership over their own behavior and results. In fact, if you are feeling [...]

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