12 Easy Ways to Get Inspired (and Stay That Way!)

Aug13
1.  GOAL-OLOGY 101 Start every day with at least one written goal, but not more than three. Make a very big deal when you successfully accomplish each goal, and do your own version of a happy dance as you cross it off your list. Do that, and I won’t have to tell you why. 2.  BE SELF-CENTERED If you’re going to feel inspired by having a great positive impact on the world, then your life purpose must be at the center of, and the reason f...
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You Cannot Do Anything You Want

Jun27
How often have you heard someone say, “You can do anything you want!"? Heck, I’m an inspirational speaker and even I know that this is simply not true. It is, in fact, a lie. A fib. Hyperbole. You cannot do anything you want, that is if you want to be happy. Let me explain... I love the piano. I took lessons as a child and again, just a few years ago. I love it and I’m not very good at it. Piano playing, heck any musical instr...
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Stick a Fork in Me. I’m Done! 10 Great Lessons Anthony Weiner Taught Us About Building Our Personal Brand

Apr21
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. “It’s who we become as a result of an experience, not the experience itself, which is most valuable.” There is much to be learned from all of the recent scandals and these ‘once-great’ men. Personally, I’m done with this distraction, as are many of you. So now let’s get to the learning piece. Here is my synopsis of th...
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What Martin Luther King Jr. Knew About The Secret

Mar07
Yesterday I was preparing to do a couple of guest spots on Seattle’s new SmartTalk radio program, Sunrise Seattle. In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, I’d proposed that we do the segment based on “I Have a Dream.” In preparation for the show I watched (for the twentieth time) Dr. King deliver his most renowned speech; the one that would prove to transform our nation (August 28, 1963). Once again, it transformed me. Watching it thi...
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Change Starts with You!

Feb15
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. Hello to all of you from beautiful Sonoma County, California where I’m spending some precious time with my BFF: We’ve known each other almost 25 years! (I know, and you thought I was only 22, didn’t you?) For those of you who have ever been blessed to have a dear friend so close to you that you finish each other’s sentences, su...
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Are You Motivated Enough to Change What’s Not Working?

Feb02
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. You’ve been bored in your job for five years. You’ve complained to your manager, HR, your friends, your colleagues and your mother. You have logged a total of 816 complaints; all having to do with how disrespected, unrecognized and underpaid you’ve been all these years. No one wants to listen to you anymore, but they don’t want...
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YOUR BRAND: When What They See is What They Get

Jan15
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. This, in yesterday’s Huffington Post, regarding Steve Jobs CEO of Apple “The King of telling purposeful stories has temporarily left his throne without telling a story about the new leadership that gives confidence to the legions who have invested in his kingdom. As a result, many are abdicating his stock. Long before the news br...
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THE Most Stupid Myth About Money and Work

Jan10
There is a myth so well know amongst women, that many actually mistake it for the truth. What is it? That doing what you love doesn’t pay the big bucks: that in order to make *serious money, in order to live prosperously, you have to sell out, buy in, or give up. This is an outrageous lie! In fact, it’s crazy. It’s a lie we’re told by others, and one that (left unchecked) we repeat frequently to ourselves. Here’s what the lie s...
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The Most Humiliating Thing I’ve Ever Done!

Dec20
Actually, I’ve done so many humiliating things that it’s hard to keep track of them all. But this doozy tops the humiliate-her chart! My main motive for sharing the single most humiliating experience of my entire professional career is this… Having already completely and publicly mortified myself, I might as well make certain it wasn’t a wasted experience.  If, by sharing this with you, I could save you an equal measure of humilia...
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