AN OPEN LETTER TO HIGH POTENTIAL, UNDERACHIEVING WOMEN

Jan05
Dear High Potential, Underachieving Friend, I’ve been wanting to have this conversation with you for quite some time but, I confess, I’ve been a wimp. I know, I know…. You see me as a powerful woman who never holds back, so I betrayed both of us, didn’t I? Please know that this letter is tinged with the embarrassment that comes with not having had the courage to confront you sooner. But wimp no more! What I’ve been wanti...
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The ANATOMY of FEAR

May12
                    NANCY HAS RECORDED THIS FOR YOU (mp3) Fear, I am not giving in to you today. Today, you don't even exist for me. Now that I think of it, you might as well get lost because I have no use for you ever again. Never did. Didn’t know it. Now I do. For years, I actually believed you when you told me I was unworthy; When you tease...
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When The High Price of Winning is That Everyone Loses

Mar24
Two hours. That is precisely how long it took, after the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly passed away in his sleep, for the Republican Party to announce that they would not approve ANY nominee that President Obama submitted to the Senate to replace him. Not only that, but they will not give any consideration to anyone nominated by President Obama. No. Matter. What. We are mired in a national epidemi...
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Six Things We Lose When We Win

Nov27
On a good day, losing isn't fun. On a bad day losing can hurt, embarrass, anger, humiliate or shame us. Losing can fire up our fear, drum up our doubt, or kill our confidence. In fact, if we don’t feel some degree of ‘pinch’ when we lose, we probably didn’t want whatever it was badly enough and, therefore, we didn’t really lose, did we? Do you know why so many people utterly blow their lottery winnings? It's because they didn...
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The Best Day to Make a Difference

Sep26
    Let's begin with a bit of history... September 11th You know exactly where you were when you heard the news. You remember precisely how you felt… how you still feel. It was the day that the heart of the world cracked open. Nothing has been the same since. In fact, everything has radically intensified, hasn't it?  Have you noticed how much more drama there is in life? How life's polarities  have become more pronounced? How sim...
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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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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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How to Turn Your Unrealized Potential into Results You Can Be Proud of

Jan03
OR ... Why You Bought $14 B in Self-Help Books Last Year (and, for the most part, it was a waste) ‘Potential’ is a spring-loaded word: It either triggers fear or inspires action. Potent, sitting smack at the beginning of the word potential, means that something or someone has great power, influence or effect. Add three little letters (ial) and, curiously, potential becomes a diluted version of its root: It means possibility, capability, late...
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FEAR: The number one reason you don’t have what you want

Dec11
There are a multitude of reasons we fail to turn our brilliant ideas, our intellectual capital into actionable items and bottom line results. The two biggies are, predictably, fear (90%) and timing (10%). Everyone experiences fear. “Getting It Done” people have the identical fears as the “Talking it to Death” folks. And the quantity of fear doesn’t vary much between the groups either. I know, I know, all of us have met people who ...
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