Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Leadership And You (Part 3)

It is human nature to overlook our mistakes. It's hard to learn from a mistake if you don't acknowledge making it. And what good is a mistake if it doesn't teach you something? To learn from an error, you need to admit it, confess it, analyze it and make adjustments so that it  doesn't happen again. Everybody makes mistakes, but only fools repeat them.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 21)

Daily devotions are not just about prayer. They are about devoting/committing to a ritual that enhances your spirit. You can't have a distraction to a daily devotion. A daily devotion requires your best effort(s). Here are some suggestions:

  • Keep a journal.
  • Choose a good devotional book to read.
  • Meditate.
  • Do yoga.
  • Take a walk outside.
  • Visit a person who needs a positive visit.
  • Create art.
  • Choose a movie that makes you feel and think!
  • Plant something and care for it.
  • Make a sacrifice.
  • Pray with/for someone.
  • Just listen to someone.
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dream Big

If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.

Not for any grand cause, necessarily,
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your aspiration,
something that's your dream.

You owe it to yourself to make your days count.

Have fun. Dig deep, stretch.

Dream Big!

Know, though that things worth doing seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
There will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up,
and call it quits.

Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.


Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things.

Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart guide you.


Believe in the incredible power of the human kind.

Of something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new brings the hope of something great.

Anything is possible.

There is only one you.
And you will pass this way only once.

Do it right.

Dream BIG!

-- Unknown

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Leadership And You (Part 2)

Praise tests a person, just as a high temperature tests metal. How does praise affect you? Do you work to get it? Do you work harder after you've gotten it? Your attitude toward praise tells a lot about your character. People of high integrity are not swayed by praise. They are attuned to their inner convictions, and they do what they should do whether or not they are praised for it.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 20)

Insight is a part of spirituality. It is the discipline of a well-trained eye. An insightful person will notice a gesture, hear a dropped remark, or notice a "stare-off" into space. An insightful person has their eyes, ears and heart open, to the messages that are around them.

You probably know someone like this. Spirituality asks you to become one of those people.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

You're Only Human!

"To err is human, to forgive, divine." Let's face it, we're human and we make mistakes.

One of the saddest mistakes we ALL make is the lack of FORGIVENESS for ourselves. In truth, we're our own worst enemy.

Life doesn't come with a fool-proof guide. Most of us are doing the best job that we can. We're ALL a  work in progress.

We don't enjoy making mistakes BUT we do! Accepting that we make mistakes (and forgiving ourselves when we make them), is a part of life. Quit badgering yourself. Forgive yourself. You're only HUMAN!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Leadership And You (Part 1)

The people who stand behind you, who work hard and help you get the job done, deserve to share in your success. Be sure that in all your worrying, planning and organizing, you don't forget the people who are helping you the most.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 19)

Answer these questions to determine your spirit reservoir:

  1. Are you tired a lot?
  2. Sick a lot?
  3. Are you under/over eating?
  4. Do you sleep soundly or fitfully?
  5. Are you on the verge of tears?
  6. Are you irritable a lot?
  7. Is your temper explosive?
  8. Feel like running away or hiding?
  9. Using alcohol or drugs to excess?
  10. Are your daily responsibilities increasing, yet gratifications are decreasing?
If you answered yes to a good number of these questions, you can be sure that your reservoir is low. If it gets to EMPTY, you won't have the inclination to do anything.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Reaching Beyond

Do you reach beyond to touch the sky, or lag behind, afraid to try?
Do  you reach beyond to learn anew, or hesitate, the same old you?
Do you reach beyond to test your limit, or do you tell yourself, I'm timid?
Do you reach beyond to lead the pack, or do you waste time, looking back?
Do you reach beyond and strive to find, better ways to stretch your mind?
Do you reach beyond to care and share and help some others, do and dare?
Do you reach beyond, expect the best, or have you given up the quest?
Do you reach beyond and claim your space, here and now, this time and place?
Do you reach beyond and try to soar, or sadly, play it safe once more?

-- Suzy Sutton

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 18 - End)

Much of a message is communicated non-verbally. Body language is an excellent source of information. Watch how the speaker stands and moves through space. Do they seem rigid or stiff? If they are, they may be nervous! Facial expressions provide cues too. Speakers who are committed to their material are more likely to demonstrate facial cues that support their message. Smiling, frowning, etc. are useful cues in determining the speaker's sincerity and enthusiasm. If the verbal and nonverbal messages do NOT correspond, the nonverbal cues are more honest.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 18)

Your spirituality is geared to guide you to your life purpose. Many don't have any idea what they are called to do. Many times it's because they've never been validated by others (i.e. parents, teachers, friends) to point them in the right direction. Your life purpose = your gifts from God. Think of your spiritual gifts as reserved EXCLUSIVELY for you. Here are some questions to get you started:

  1. What are you gifted at doing?
  2. What do you love to do and why?
  3. What do you do naturally (i.e. draw, paint, remodel homes etc.)?
  4. What have other people told you about your gifts?
  5. What can you do for hours, and not get tired of?
  6. What gives you the most satisfaction?
  7. What have you done that has had the BIGGEST impact on others?
  8. What can you imagine yourself not doing?
Every year of your life has a purpose. It's up to you to figure out the  rhyme and reason of it all. When you figure out your life purpose, your spirituality will come out and will bring you JOY!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Effects Of Worry

Worry is stressful. It drains your energy. It encourages you to focus  on the problem(s) instead of the solutions. When you worry, you're on the edge and tense.

When you worry, it's hard to concentrate. Your mind has a tendency to wander. You anticipate trouble.

Worry is contagious. When you worry, it suggests  (to others) that there is something legitimate to worry about.

There is a way out of this cycle. Become aware of your competence. See yourself as brilliant and resourceful. When you do, life will seem easier and less stressful.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 17)

As every ESL person knows, listening is the key to learning a new language. Differences in dialects or accents, can serve as a barrier to listening. Nonverbal cues can throw a listener off. Many gestures are culture-specific. Using textbooks to study usage and grammar is important. You gain fluency by hearing and speaking it.

Listening to the speeches of others can help you hone the skills you need to be a better speaker. As you listen to different speakers (and speeches) you'll learn how to:

  • Build your vocabulary
  • Improve pronunciation through repetition
  • Learn new idioms or informal expressions (i.e. slang) used by English speakers
  • Observe body posture and gestures which support "verbal" English
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 17)

Your spirituality is your BEST energy source! In order to get at it, you have to take yourself away from climbing the ladder of "success!" When you spend time in "quiet" and connect to your God-source, you can find that you're ALREADY a winner!

Your spirituality is grounded in grace. Grace comes from God. Remember, you are enough (just the way you are)! When you connect to your spirit/God, you will be reminded that you have MORE than enough, right here, right NOW!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ask, Don't Insist!

"If you don't ask, you don't get." It's good to ask, but be prepared for disappointment if the end result doesn't meet your needs.

What's important is detaching from the outcome. For example, if you ask for a raise, your request may not be honored due to unforeseen circumstances.

Sometimes, it's helpful to put yourself in the shoes of the other person. You may get a clearer idea as to why people don't do what you ask them to do.

The bottom line >> ask for what you want or need. Don't insist on it. Watch what happens!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 16)

Selective Perception is a behavior that listeners exhibit while they are listening to a speech. They pay attention to certain messages and ignore others. Here are some factors that influence perception:

  1. People pay attention to what they hold as important. An audience will pay attention to other people, if they think that what they hear, will be of consequence to them. People look for information that reflects their interests, needs, values and beliefs. Speakers who don't take these factors into consideration, find that no one is listening to them.
  2. People pay attention to information that touches their experiences and backgrounds. When people listen to information that is foreign to them, they WILL zone out. To keep a listener's attention, a speaker MUST touch upon an audience member's experiences and backgrounds.
  3. People pay attention to information that they know.  All new information is connected to something we've experienced from our past. We try to understand new information by comparing it to what we already know.
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 16)

Here are some ways to IGNITE your spirit:      

  • take a walk in a quiet place
  • write down your dreams
  • take pictures of your favorite things
  • apologize to someone for an old wrong
  • pray
  • list your fears, then ask yourself how to overcome them
  • make a new friend
  • give compliments
  • take a walk into the woods
  • watch a sunrise/sunset
  • play in the rain
  • make a list of your strengths and weaknesses
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Excellence vs. Perfection

Excellence is willing to be wrong,          
Perfection is being right.

Excellence is risk,
Perfection is fear.

Excellence is powerful,
Perfection is anger and frustration.

Excellence is spontaneous,
Perfection is control.

Excellence is accepting,
Perfection is judgment.

Excellence is giving,
Perfection is taking.

Excellence is confidence,
Perfection is doubt.

Excellence is flowing,
Perfection is pressure.

Excellence is the journey,
Perfection is the destination.                 -- Unknown

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 15)

It's a known fact that many people would rather DIE, then get up in front of an audience and give a speech. Here are some things to consider to maintain your anxiety:

  • Anxiety precedes new experiences. Without experience to fall back on, it's hard to put your anxiety in perspective. What's important is that if you HAVE to give a speech (and it's your first one), you have to jump in and get through it. It won't be PERFECT, but then the first couple of times in front of an audience takes time.
  • New speakers worry about appearing different. We're ALL different.
  • Speech anxiety is prevalent for all types of speakers. Even the "seasoned speakers" get anxious.
  • Many speakers don't want to be the center of attention. In truth, the audience won't notice things about you that you don't want to reveal, especially if your speech is well planned and rehearsed.
  • Picture your speech as an extension of a conversation. (But that idea of picturing people in their underwear, does NOT work!)
  • Rehearse your speech for as long as you can. Rehearsal works out the "bugs."
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 15)

Your  body is your BEST GPS for tuning into your spirituality! You simply need to pay attention. Your body WILL inform you when you're experiencing something that you need to take note of. It will signal you when you are being touched by GOD. Some examples include:

  • Lumps in your throat
  • Goosebumps
  • Uncontrollable tears
  • Breathlessness
  • Weak knees
  • Butterflies in your stomach
  • Shivers up your spine
  • A cold sweat
Many times these things happen and you are NOT tuned into them. The next time you sense something different in your body, take notice! Your spirituality (or spiritual self), will be speaking to you!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

A Moment In Time!

I BELIEVE we've all had them. They are moments in time that are very special. Everything aligns up where you are truly ALIVE in the world. It can be a moment of joy or terror. You will know it when it happens. When it does, it will go into EVERY cell of your body.

These moments inevitably string together to make up who you are. It's up to you to find (and acknowledge) them. It's up to you to bring them alive in others.

These moments can be as simple as saying "I love you" or as DEEP as leaving a relationship that caused you pain.

They can come unexpected. They are a gift from your spirit.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 14)

It's important to remember that when you are making a speech, you take responsibility:

  • You are morally accountable for your message.
  • You accept responsibility for the stand(s) that you take.
  • You ensure that your speech (or point of view) appeals to the greater good.
  • You treat your listeners with dignity and respect.
  • You behave with integrity.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 14)

Spirituality is about thinking outside the lines. It has no boundaries or rules to follow. It's good and beautiful. Everyone has a unique style, trust yours. Most importantly, value what you create.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Art And Power

There is power in art. And the person who has not experienced it, is only half alive.

It comes in the form of music, theater, architecture and sculpture.

It can happen anywhere and at anytime. You don't have to be sitting in a "hallowed hall" for you to feel it. Art can work its magic anytime you're in the presence of a work created by someone else. When this takes place, time seems to stand still. Your heart opens up.

We ALL need these moments. If you can create these moments -- BEAUTIFUL! If you can't, then seek them out.

Once you love art, you'll experience one of life's mysteries.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 13)

Keep these points in mind when you are creating and delivering your speech:

  • When you're explaining something that is complex, use analogies, comparisons or other figures of speech (to get your point across).
  • When you're introducing something new to your audience, make it relevant by associating it with something that your audience is familiar with.
  • People pay more attention to ideas that they can relate to.
  • People sort through information based on information that they already know.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 13)

The art of spirituality is not about playing it safe. It's about getting fired up and creating something that you believe is important.

It has some drawbacks. It requires you to take time to be with your thoughts, to be in touch with God, and to be appreciative of how you are growing.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

"You Like Me!"

Who could forget Sally Field saying, "You like me! You really like me!" when she accepted her second Oscar. Many people laughed at her, but there is a ring of truth to her statements.

Whether or not you're willing to admit it, we ALL want to be liked and accepted. It's a part of socialization. If we didn't want to be liked, we'd be isolated. That wouldn't be good.

If you show others that you like them, you open the door for shared interests. Don't come to social encounters with judgments. It will keep you from getting to know someone in a unique way. You'll discover a world of people that you would have never known, if you've kept to your own interests.

If you are the one to reach out, your walls of insecurity will fall away. The attention you want will come toward you. You will find yourself more valued and respected, than you could have imagined.

Being a person who takes the first step takes courage. Take a chance. Like people. It WILL open up your world in a new way!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 12)

Many people practice their speeches on a tape recorder. It gives them an opportunity to hear what they sound like. Non-native speakers may want to do the same thing. Why? To listen to their pronunciation and articulation patterns. Pronunciation is the correct formation of the words you use. Articulation is the clarity with which the sounds are made. It's important to work on both areas.

Listening to your speech (whether it's on tape or videotape) will allow you to see your trouble spots. Once you've identified what words you tend to mispronounce, you can work to correct the problem(s).

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Friday, August 9, 2013

I'd Rather See A Sermon (Inspiration)

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day.
I'd rather one should walk with me, than merely show the way.
The eye's a better pupil, and more willing than the ear.
Fine counsel is confusing, but examples always clear.
I soon can learn to do it, if you'll let me see it done.
I can see your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be very fine and true.
But I'd rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give.
But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

-- Unknown

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Friday, August 2, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 12)

Spirituality is something you must learn to be. If you don't do the work, you'll never actually become spiritual.

Spirituality is an art where you are the artist. Here is your palette:

  • your feelings and thoughts
  • your hopes and wishes
  • your prayers
  • your wants and needs
Your spirituality gives you a chance to brush these traits into your life. Being a spiritual artist is to become a beautiful person with a beautiful soul.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 11)

Every speech presentation needs a Q and A (question and answer) period. Before you deliver your speech, anticipate some questions that your audience might ask. Always be prepared!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Waiting For Retirement

I can't tell you the amount of people I've talked to who couldn't wait to retire. It didn't matter what profession they were in. They couldn't wait for it. BUT, when it happened; it drove them nuts! Why? They projected ALL of their hopes and dreams on that new period in their life. It's as if things would get better, on that magic day! What they forgot was that LIFE was happening as they were making plans. Rather than being in the moment, or in the present, they put their lives "on hold."

It's better to change that channel. Get up in the morning and say "Today is the first day of the rest of my life." If you're Christian, say "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it."

Old habits die hard. This is a change in mindset. It will NOT happen overnight. You HAVE to be aware and committed to change. That's the only way it WILL happen. Be happy now!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 11)


  • is something you already have 
  • is all about being aware
  • is a journey of discovery
  • requires silence
  • requires a mentor
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's About Fellowship!

When you're REALLY with a person, you KNOW them. In turn, you express sympathy to their feelings. Sympathy is not giving advice or offering a quick fix to something. It's about sharing their pain.

Sympathy meets fundamental human needs.  It's about the need to be understood, and to have your feelings validated. Every time you understand and affirm someone, you build fellowship (or trust).

In times of crisis and doubt, we need fellowship and support.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 10)

When you practice your speech, practice your smile and try some (spontaneous) animation. We all have a style and practice, gives you a chance to get it all together! Audiences want to feel you. You'd be amazed at how people "pick up" on what you project!

Eye-contact is another important area. Periodically, scan your audience and meet their gaze. Watch what happens!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 10)

It's important to remember that spirituality is a PROCESS! It's a continuous journey. It's an ever-unraveling mystery that is never solved. Spirituality clarifies your thoughts and addresses your feelings. It's about locating your inner-truth. On the day you were born, a DIVINE seed was planted. It contained your LIFE PURPOSE and ALL that makes you UNIQUE. Spirituality is all about nurturing that seed, and seeing it FLOURISH!

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

It's About Conflict!

Sweeping conflict under the rug doesn't work. It must be dealt with, and must be done intentionally, and with a PURE heart. It gets worse when you leave it alone. Work it out at ONCE! If not, it festers and  turns into bitterness. Make a point of stepping into the other person's shoes and see it through their eyes. When you understand the other person's viewpoint; the less conflict you'll have.

What's the best way to deal with it? Well, you have to take the time to listen to a person. The more you listen, the better the perspective.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 9)

Audiences tune in to body language (or your nonverbal communication). They pay attention to your facial expressions, gestures and physical appearance. Nonverbal missteps can alienate you from your  audience.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 9)

Spiritual mentors aren't extraordinary. They are ordinary people leading ordinary, spiritual lives. What qualifies them as a  mentor is their willingness to honestly (and openly) share their lives. The best spiritual mentors offer you a place to be yourself. In return, they give you the same authenticity. A spiritual mentor doesn't lecture you. They simply share their life's journey with you.

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Monday, May 27, 2013


The actress, Rachel Dratch was famous for her Debby Downer character on Saturday Night Live. Wherever she went, she pulled down another person's energy. Clearly, she was an unhappy person!

Unhappy people are held back by their own misery and stress. It's hard for them to be successful. Moreover, it's hard to work with them. They lack motivation because they're consumed with their own drama. These people often feel victimized. This affects them in their personal and professional lives. In addition, they are poor team players who are poor listeners, and are always on the defensive. They can't offer any type of positive solution because everything is seen as someone else's fault.

Does the above scenario describe you? You know, you can change ALL of that. If you take a risk to be happy, your life will change >> IMMEDIATELY!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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  • time management
  • career planning
  • business
  • goal setting
  • wellness
  • education
  • spirit
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 8)

Your vocal delivery includes your volume, rate, and articulation. When you rehearse, pay attention to the loudness/softness of your volume. If you can, ask a friend to be your "audience of one." Your friend can give you early feedback on how you come across. In addition to your voice, pay attention to your rate. Your rate is the speed at which you speak. Remember not to speak with a monotone voice. That is the quickest way to turn off your audience. Last, but not least, pay attention to the way you pronounce your words. That's known as articulation. Speaking clearly is KEY!

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Monday, May 13, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 8)

We all need spiritual mentors. A mentor is someone who lifts you up, and challenges you. Do you have someone who challenges you to be your best? If not, look for these characteristics:

  • Honesty
  • Worthy of trust and respect
  • Insightful and wise
  • Patient and kind
  • True to their convictions
  • Ready to change and grow
  • Ready to forgive and forget
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It's YOUR Choice!

It's a sad day  when you hear an adult say they don't know what their passions are, or what type of life would give them joy. You only have one life to live! If you could create your perfect job, the one that excites YOU, what would it be?

Responsibility for YOUR happiness and success comes from YOU. It rests on your shoulders. If you're not living a passionate life, you're the one to blame.

The reality is that you DO have a choice. Granted, they may not be easy or comfortable, but you do have one.

Are you at the fork in the road? Have you been stalling or complaining because you don't want to take a risk?

Get cracking! You could be dead tomorrow!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 7)

The success of your first speech depends on preparation and practice. Practice your speech as often as you can. Like an actor in a play, a public speaker must deliver his/her lines well. You want to appear "natural" to your audience. You'll achieve this affect if you rehearse. If you can stimulate the actual conditions of your speech, you'll diminish the surprise factor, and reduce your anxiety.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Learning From Kids

I think we get so tied up with schedules that we forget that LIFE IS ABOUT BALANCE. All work and no play makes __________________ (fill in your name) a dull boy/girl.

I believe that we can learn great things from kids. And, it doesn't matter how old the kid is. It's about taking a LQQK at what matters. Kids  don't really have any qualms about being perfect. They color outside the lines, spill things and aren't really bothered by clothes that don't match.

Somewhere along the line, we think we HAVE to have things figured out -- that EVERYTHING has to be perfect. Get a clue! Life ain't perfect. There are daily messes that are totally out of control. Thinking that we've got to control everything, only leads to lots of stress and unhappiness.

Don't kill yourself with perfection. It's only going to make you sick. Life shouldn't be about perfection. It should be about balance and moving toward it.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 7)

Your spirituality needs a home. You need to find a place that makes you comfortable and relaxed. That could be at the beach, in a library, on a trail.

Whatever the case (or place), it must be a spot that invites you to stop and shut off all the worries of the world. It should be a "sacred spot." A place where you can find; and connect to God.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 6)

Taping your speech (beforehand), is a good thing. Listening to your speech ahead of time, makes it less scary. Here are 5 tips you need to incorporate:

  1. Tape yourself at least 3 times as you rehearse your speech.
  2. Listen for clarity. Are you pronouncing your words clearly?
  3. Watch for the tempo. Are your sentences too long, too choppy?
  4. Time your speech. This will help you edit it.
  5. Use creative visualization. Close your eyes and see yourself standing in front of your audience and doing a good job!
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

YOLO (You Only Live Once)!

Katie Couric's new talk show is evolving. I have to say that I liked her on The Today Show. I don't watch her show consistently but one day, I was transfixed. She talked about YOLO and how ALL of us need to remember that we ALL have to seize the day, and strive for balance. That means an equal amount of work and play. It's never too late to start. Here are some questions to PUSH you in a different (positive) direction:

  • Are you carefree? Are you playing on a regular  basis?
  • Are you appreciating the little things around you?
  • Are you authentic and truthful?
  • Are you dreaming BIG?
  • Are you laughing out LOUD?
  • Are you living with passion?
The choice is yours. Have a YOLO day!

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Friday, April 5, 2013

You And Your Spirit (Part 6)

If you're new to spirituality, think about it this way >>  LQQKING at something for the very first time! Seeing it with reverence and awe. LQQK at it with beauty!

Spirituality is about listening to your life. Listen to your heart, mind and spirit. Listen to what you want to do, and BE!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Public Speaking (Part 5)

Remember to organize your speech around two or three main points. These are the primary points, or the key arguments, in favor of your position. You want the audience to understand where you're coming from, and where you're going. When you clearly state the specific purpose of your speech, the main point will be easily identifiable. Here's an example:

Specific purpose: To convince (my audience) that the administration does not need to raise tuition.

  1. Money from the surplus of the state could be used to offset the costs.
  2. Other states have diverted funds from their budget to help with this.
  3. A tuition hike will put higher education out of reach for people that want to go to college.
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