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The Power of Saying “No”

“No” it’s one of the first words babies learn how to say. If you are around small children you have probably heard them say the word “No” and have probably laughed at how “cute” they sound when...

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3 Tips to Resilient Living

Career Girls can be hard on themselves. Striving for a life of perfection only leads to more stress, lack of productivity, and unnecessary wrinkles. Studies of young children have shown that those who strive for perfection and ...

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The Rundown: Skip the Small Talk

  Small talk is the enemy.  Small talk must end. So says writer Starlee Kine in an early episode of the popular radio program This American Life. In the episode (one that my sister and I often quote to one another) Kine s...


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3 Tips to Deal with Your Out of Control Life

I’ll admit, there have been a few situations in my life recently that I have felt were totally out of my control. No amount of magical powers or moving mountains would make a difference. Can you relate? At first, I felt compl...

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Creating the Right Environments for Success

Part of what I do is work with organizations around employee engagement trainings. You ask, “Well what does employee engagement trainings look like?” My answer , “Depends on the organization; their goals, needs and opport...

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Reacting vs. Responding

Like many, I was left feeling shocked (and a bit disgusted) after watching the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, this Saturday.  If you are unfamiliar with what happened, here is the breakdown:  The...


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How To Prepare For Your Summer Internship

The summer is almost here which means as you’re finishing up classes and finals you’re probably thinking about starting that internship you were so excited to get this semester. Whether this is your first internship...

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You Got This. Make It Happen.

Whatever struggle you’re going through now – whether personal or professional, seemingly trivial or downright insurmountable - Danielle LaPorte’s credo below reminds us: You got this. I recommend printing the...

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9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Conference

Millions of attendees participate in conventions, conferences, congresses, trade shows and exhibitions each year. Are you one of the millions? I recently attended the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, California. I had been looking...


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7 Tips to More Productivity

You’ve likely heard lecture after lecture from your boss about making sure the business is more productive. Or perhaps you own your own business but worry you’re not getting as much done as you could. Being more productive ...