The Price You Pay When You Don’t Speak Your Truth

What overworked, overwhelmed parent hasn’t said “no” repeatedly, only to give in to a whiny, persistent child? After all, pick your battles, right? Not so fast. Saying one thing and then doing another can set you and your child up for a lifetime of unintended consequences. What to do instead? Speak Your Truth. Get your…

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What Does Truth Have To Do With Reality TV?

I was watching TV the other night – purely for the purpose of doing research for this blog post, of course, when I was drawn into an episode of “Restaurant: Impossible.” For anyone unfamiliar with this reality show, celebrity chef Robert Irvine helps failing restaurants make a turnaround. In two days, Robert and his team…

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33 No-Cost or Low-Cost Ways to Reward Employees!

Who doesn’t love to be on the receiving end of appreciation for a job well-done? And in the workplace, it’s especially gratifying to see your hard work recognized. Even with companies keeping a sharp eye on the bottom line, reward programs can be effective. Meaningful doesn’t have to equal extravagant. Don’t get me wrong –…

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Are You Having an Out-of-Money Experience?

If so, the truth is you need to go on a diet. A money diet. Now I realize that four-letter word can make the best of us run toward the nearest mall to stock up, just like starting a diet can send you on a Farewell to Food tour. But here’s why you must. Only…

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Are You Easy? Here’s Why You Must Be!

Being easy isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, do you make it hard for people to work with you? Do your colleagues and clients have to jump through hoops? Are you hard to get hold of? Do you give all necessary information upfront; in a clear and direct way? Most individuals are overwhelmed, overworked,…

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Fired up Over Facebook!

What do a magazine editor, an emergency room doctor, and a career Marine sergeant have in common? They were all fired within the last 30 days for Facebook postings. As a motivational speaker who teaches the power of speaking your truth I was compelled to learn more.  Were these professionals speaking their truth?  How can…

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Tribute to Administrative Professionals Everywhere!

What does the crème filling of an Oreo cookie have in common with Administrative Professionals? Everything! Without that crème, there’s no magic center that holds it all together. You’re left with two chocolate disks that sit there waiting for something special to happen, and admin professionals are that special ingredient. Unfortunately, too often administrative professionals…

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How to Make Fast Yes/No Decisions at Work

In today’s new normal of fewer resources – less staff, less time, and constantly changing priorities, many of us are afraid to say no.  I get it. It’s natural to fear that if you say no, you’ll suffer consequences – poor performance reviews, your supervisor or coworkers won’t like you, or complaints that you are…

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