Don’t Be Bitter, Make It Better

Everywhere you turn this time of year, you’re being admonished to be grateful. So I’m trusting you got that message. You’re absolutely radiating gratitude. In fact, at Thanksgiving dinner, you were so grateful to have had the opportunity to buy the groceries, clean the house and cook the meal, you managed to avoid chucking the…

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Why You Must be Mousey

Following a recent speaking engagement near Orlando, I had a chance to attend the Disney Institute. No, this isn’t a place where you learn to wish upon a star or how to detect poison apples. Rather, the Disney Institute is the Walt Disney Company’s consulting division that teaches businesses and organizations how to engage employees…

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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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