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There has to be endings to create new beginnings. An old year ends and a New Year begins, full of promises of change and new experiences. Mitch Albom, author of “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” wrote: “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.” It’s a great way...
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People often perceive me as an extravert because of my frequent role as a public speaker.  The assumption is that introverts don’t do well in social situations, especially being front and center of a group.  On the flip side the assumption is that extraverts, with their high energy and easy ability to approach people, must...
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Reflecting on the recent traumatic experience of Hurricane Irma, I remembered learning  in school about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. At the top of the hierarchy is self-actualization, the point at which a person reaches fulfillment of his or her talents and potential. You may be familiar with the idea of self-actualization; Abraham Maslow proposed this...
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Often a minority consisting of a few individuals set the tone and culture of a meeting. They speak more frequently, define key concepts more often and conclude with stronger determination. The minority takes up the majority of the time, leaving a large group of participants standing on the side line realising only a small portion...
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As an introvert, attending networking events is not my most favorite thing to do, but if I follow the “SWAG” method, I am more comfortable and consequently more effective.  I recently did a presentation on using SWAG for effective networking and would like to share with you a few highlights from that presentation.   SWAG...
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  Hurricane Irma provided a great example of a challenging life experience that leads to a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  What makes a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, so traumatic is the threat to all aspects of your life.  There is fear related to your personal well-being, the well-being...
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4 characteristics of confident people Being confident is a wonderful feeling, whereas not having confidence can be grueling.   Confidence is a quiet feeling inside, knowing that you are competent and capable.  Boasting about your greatness and questioning your decisions are both manifestations of insecurity.  Sometimes the differences are hard to discern.  The four characteristics below...
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No, MASTR isn’t a typo – it’s an acronym.  I’m very big on acronyms because they help people retain and apply relevant information.  In many of my coaching sessions, time management, and specifically email management, inevitably comes up, especially when I have clients who receive hundreds of new emails daily and keep thousands of old...
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There was a time (long, long ago) when the decision to pursue a job or a career was a commitment for life.  The focus was to get a good position, work hard, save money, and retire; hopefully all within the same company.  Nowadays that is not the norm.  Today,  people typically change careers or jobs...
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Welcome back to Surpass Your Goal.  You didn’t go anywhere . . . I did!  You may have noticed that it’s been two years since I’ve sent out an article or update.  Why, you ask?  I returned to school to complete my doctorate in human .  I have just one class remaining, on addictions, that...
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