Why We All Should Stop Freaking Out

I freaked out the other day. In fact, I freaked out a few times…all due to a chain of events within about two hours. If you know me, you know that my freak-outs can be a bit...dramatic. It went something like this: First, I answered one last email before leaving the office and made myself late for a meeting with a client Then, I made a pit-stop on the w...
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The Best Ever Leadership Lesson from Traffic School

I’m writing this through some bleary eyes, thanks to the fact that I was up until the wee hours of the morning finishing up traffic school. I did it on-line, in one sitting. Let’s just say I was near the deadline. Many won’t be surprised to hear this isn’t my first time at the traffic school rodeo. (To those who want to comment and berate me, please know I’...
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Why Things Are Never Good Enough For You

A few weeks ago I was on a blissful vacation…that wasn’t always so blissful. Moments of relaxation and joy were infused with other moments…of irritated glances and heavy sighs. It happened because I had to do a lot of waiting….in line at the bus station, for food at the airport. Everywhere I went it seemed things were getting in the way of getting to the go...
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My Unexpected Lesson at 15,000 Feet

I begin today’s post with a brief tale...of what could’ve been a foul, horrific experience for us all. It happened early on during a flight home on Southwest. Just as we got to about 15,000 feet, a man a few rows in front of me (in Row #3 to be exact) well…let's just say he lost his breakfast. Loudly. With no bag in sight to catch anything. It went somethi...
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How Your Big Goal Can Mess You Up

It’s time for some tough love. I begin with my own, painful lesson. It happened during my morning run, as I was happily jogging by a favorite spot. Suddenly another runner came up behind me, passed me by and kept on going, leaving me in his wake. I felt myself tense up. My competitive spirit immediately rose within me. My blood began a slow simmer. Why? Be...
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How to Be Awesome

A few weeks ago found me lunching with a new group of women. These women were powerful. They could connect me to potential clients, potential opportunities. They were also perfectly polished. Their nails, their teeth, their hair…all perfect. They spoke in high, delightful voices. Their laughter tinkled like bells. It was like I was part of a show filled wi...
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