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One hop at a time

He hopped on one leg all the way to the water. With ease, strength, confidence. A friend at his side carried a surf board. Until they were knee high in the water. Then it was his.I was mesmerized by his hopping as my friend and I approached on our four-mile walk along the beach. We

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Your Words Count

I received three cents change yesterday — three of the shiniest pennies I’ve ever seen. Those three shiny pennies made me smile as they reminded me of my mastermind group. I love that group. Three director and associate director level women who have been meeting with me for over a year. One of my masterminders

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Stacked too tight?

Notice the spaces in this wall. Some might think it is flawed workmanship. Au contraire. The spaces between the boulders in this protective wall around Tokyo’s Imperial Palace are intentional to withstand earthquake tremors. Frequent occurrences, I understand, but hopefully not while I’m here! Let’s apply this concept to our lives. Building space into our daily patterns will strengthen us to withstand unexpected tremors and life quakes.

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Be You

From the women I met in Norway last week to the men I met in Jamaica last month, they all had one thing In common: a desire to be their best self. Although different in age, type of organization, level of experience, they were similar at their core. We focused on what they could do to bring out

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Put your whole self into it

When I facilitated programs for women in Moscow and London on thinking strategically about their career, they had the same work/life integration issues as women in the U.S. –striving to do their best on every project –determined to be confident, in control, yet not lose their true self –wondering how to progress toward higher levels while juggling

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Do you think you can

Years ago no one could run a 4-minute mile. Folklore says the ancient Greeks tried some harrowing approaches, like lions chasing men, to make them run faster. It was believed man could not beat a 4-minute mile. Then in the 1950s, Roger Bannister, a young man growing up in England, ran everywhere instead of walking

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The ultimate entrepreneur, Mother Teresa

When I do my Believe in You seminar, my example for “Express your true goals” is Mother Teresa. She exemplifies:   express what you truly want to accomplish listen to your inner guide be open to possibilities not in your original plan All Mother Teresa wanted to do was become a nun and teach. She

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Bogged down blogging

My coach said in response to my objection to blogging weekly that when you add love to being bogged down, you get blogging. She’s right. In fact, when you add love to anything it gets better. I’ve done it numerous times in different situations, and it works every time. For instance, when I’m doing a

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Biking again

Jack and I rode our bikes about 5 miles Sunday afternoon. First time in about 20 years! Felt great. Loved it. I’m so grateful we could ride without hesitation or fear. It felt natural to be riding again. I blocked out thoughts of when I did a power slide onto gravel, wearing shorts, when I

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Performing is short-lived

One of my mentees has been very candid about the way she feels about speaking to large groups. It gives her the hee bee gee bees. We talked about how doing it more will make it easier. Now she’s pushing herself to speak to groups, even seeking opportunities. After a recent presentation, she realized that when she thinks about the audience and

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