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What Does Being Present Really Mean?

Sitting at her desk, Jill stared off into the clouds thinking about how much she wanted to go out for a run. Out for her evening run, she couldn’t help but think about all the laundry waiting for her at home that she’d been...

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Are You a Feminist?

The simple question, Are you a feminist? never occupied much space in my mind. Of course, I am. What woman isn’t? would have been my spontaneous response. It never occurred to me some women might posses a different op...

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Say “Yes” to Everything…Opportunity Is Waiting!

After having the same job for 5 years, I realized I wanted out. The direction I thought I was moving in was coming to a grinding halt because of external circumstances and I noticed that I just didn’t like myself all that...


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The 10,000 Hour Rule: How to Get Around It

You’ve probably heard of the famed 10,000 hour rule, that is takes 10,000 hours to master any skill. Before you start doing the math, we’ll save you some time – that’s about 10 years worth of time. Think abo...

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Is Your Job Dragging You Down? 2 Things To Do That Will Get You Excited Again!

  Sometimes you love your job, and it completely fuels your fire. Sometimes you hate it, and it completely drags you down.  Sometimes you love it and you hate it, and sit at your desk wondering why you are so SO tired (an...

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Becoming the Leader You Aspire to Be

  It was long thought that leaders were born. Some people innately possess the skills to inspire others, communicate great visions, and take action to ensure their visions come into fruition whereas others do not. Fortunat...


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Goal-Setting When You Don’t Know What You Want

  Goal-setting is something you must be doing now, and always. While goal-setting is particularly helpful in your career, it’s also a great tactic in most aspects of your life. How many times have you heard that dreaded,...

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Delegating to No One

A revolutionary concept entered my life last week, attributed of course to the most amazing executive coach I know, Beth Ruske from Tiara Coaching. It’s natural, when one is staring at a massive “to-do” list t...

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Fix Email Miscommunication: Amplify Your Signal

Admit it, we’ve all been there. At some point in your career, you’ve said something like these frustrated statements: What do you mean, you don’t understand? I emailed it to you! Didn’t you get my email?...


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59¢ on the Dollar

I sat at a women’s networking luncheon this past week listening to each women as she introduced herself and her business. A young intern from a local newspaper interrupted the conversation to poll the table on this question: ...