Category Archives: Mindset

Dealing with Conflict at Work and Beyond by @bedeliciousnow

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by Tracy Goodwin Lot’s of people don’t speak their truth. What I mean by that is not that they go around lying, I don’t mean that at all. I mean, they hesitate to say their thoughts, feelings, needs and wants, the likes of that. The reasons are many but what I find is that a…

3 Steps To Working Smarter Instead Of Harder by @SheilaViers

american-dream

by Sheila Viers | Featured Contributor The American Dream. We all know of it. Most of us have seen the movie with Will Smith and his son, where through his determination, sweat, and tears he succeeds in creating a life of financial abundance for himself and his family. If you remember, the movie was called…

How Never Good Enough Increases Rejection

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by Rachel McDermott | Featured Contributor It was painful to watch. One of the chefs on Chopped, Chef Insecure (not his real name), was totally down on himself. He heard his Dad in his ear, “You’ll never make it. You’re not good enough.” He second and triple-guessed himself. His nerves and fears of failure were…

Be Selfless, Not Selfish: Take a Break by @ArtistThink

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by Carrie Brummer | Featured Contributor One of the largest obstacles I hear from people interested in trying the arts is a lack of time. They are wrong. It’s not that we don’t have free time, it’s how we choose to use it that’s the problem. We feel guilty and selfish if we take time for…

3 Reasons Faith is a Necessary Requirement for Success by @SandraDawes

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by Sandra Dawes | Featured Contributor I often talk about faith when I speak on key elements to achieving our goals.  When I refer to faith, I don’t mean it in a religious context.  I’m talking about faith in terms of believing in ourselves and our abilities, as well as having faith that everything happens…

Banishing “Make Do” or Why That Ugly Chair Has Got To Go. by @MelindaMassie

Make Do isn't good enough, Sunshine.

by Melinda Massie | Featured Contributor I currently hear a phrase swirling around too often. This phrase does nothing but keep people stuck in their clutter. Make do. You know: This will make do until the right thing comes along. This will just have to make do until I find the time to do it…

5 Confidence Crushers and How to Overcome Them by @execimpressions

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by Kara Ronin  Confidence is a capricious quality. You can start off your day bursting with energy, excited about the tasks you’re going to achieve. You feel confident, certain and powerful. Then as the day goes on, you sense a shift. You begin to feel uncertain that you can achieve those goals you set for…

7 Ways to Be More Influential by @eMakeitHappen

Audience Listening To Presentation At Conference

by Emily Worden | Featured Contributor  When I say “influence,” what words come to mind? I think of persuasion, leadership, magnetism, and power. I believe when you’re influential, you easily command attention and people handily agree with you. That’s actually only half the definition. In truth, influence isn’t so much about convincing people you’re right,…

Accountability partners come from different places by @blogformatting

Accountability partners come from different places

by Delia Rusu | Featured Contributor Wikipedia definition: “An  accountability partner is a person who coaches another person in terms of helping the other person keep a commitment.” Ahh, commitments… We tend to make them, but then things come in the way and we cannot always keep them. You may want to get that book written, lose those…

Why I Thought Hiring Help Would Be Like Eating Shellfish by @cluttershrink

Why I Thought Hiring Help Would Be Like Eating Shellfish

by Crystal Sabalaske | Featured Contributor I admit it. I am a professional organizer who has been in business for over twelve years, and until recently, I have avoided stepping out of my comfort zone to hire any outside help. My personality and profession demand a certain level of control. To give up control would be…