personal development

When was the last time you swallowed what someone told you? Specifically, when “they” said you weren’t good enough or capable or too old? Did you accept it as gospel? Sadly, people buy into the belief that what society, their education or even their experience has taught them is the end-all. They begin to agree[...]

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7 Sources of Negative Self-Talk

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

What happens when your core beliefs are negative? Nothing good. Negative, or self-limiting, beliefs create barriers for you on several fronts. They lead to procrastination and laziness. Negative beliefs habitually destroy your hopes and aspirations. Your morale suffers. So does your self-confidence and self-worth. Non-supportive beliefs make you lose your focus distracting you from your[...]

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Conflict is a fact of life. Getting comfortable with it is the hard part. Conflict is painful and when confronted many of us slip into some form of avoidance. That’s the first mistake. It doesn’t go away – it just grows. As the saying goes, dealing with conflict when it feels like a “pinch” is[...]

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Is work-life balance really a myth? Is it something for men as well as women? YES! Every now and then, I pop over and read the fabulous musings of Cali Yost. She’s an expert blogger on the work-life subject for Fast Company and hosts her own site at the Flex+Strategy Group. I like Cali’s content.[...]

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Show Gratitude

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions you can have. Every person in business is thankful for something or someone; investors, supporters, parents, spouses, customers, being in the right place at the right time, on-time delivery, increased on-line presence, high performing team. The list goes on. But how and how often do you show[...]

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Do you ever wonder whose life you’re influencing? Look around you. Who do you see? What’s going on in your environment? Where are you having impact? Do you have the upper hand – carefully measuring and selecting what goes on in your world? The person who takes charge of his or her environment, diminishes the[...]

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Power is the ability to bring about a change in one’s psychological environment. Does this resonate with you? For someone to have the power to change your psychological environment, don’t you have to give them that power first? Or is this a psychological game people play? All good questions. But the real question is this:[...]

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How To Stop Being The Rescuer

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Women are rescuers. Often at their own expense. They rescue people at work, in their companies, even distant relatives. It happens consciously and subconsciously. We don’t even recognize our codependent behavior until it’s too late. Women assume, sometimes against their better judgment, responsibility for making sure everyone is happy or at least satisfied. For some[...]

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Discipline is one of the top skills you possess. How you practice restraint will make the difference between success and mediocrity. Whether you want to acquire the keys to the corner office, grow your online presence, or become the top salesperson, getting there will mean thinking differently about self-discipline. The old “in-the-box” picture of self-discipline[...]

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The next generation of young leaders is just beginning the process of becoming curious. Looking for what meaning and purpose they will create for their life. Young leaders are now discovering what matters while emerging into the beginning stages of leadership. These young leaders who will be springing into the workplace; the small business, the[...]

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