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"Oh my, she's let herself go..."

I've gone soft. Some might say that I've let myself go. (not to my face, of course; that wouldn't be nice) I've been cramming myself into jeans that haven't fit for a while now.  I hurt my back in September and haven't been able to…
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I'm a verbal affirmation junkie.

There. I said it. I'm a verbal affirmation junkie, an addict if you will.  I'm addicted to words and praise and adoration from other people. As I write, I'm battling the fantasies of comments I'll get (or won't get) in response.  The…
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What would you say today if you knew tomorrow you'd never speak again?

Don’t gloss over this question with the standard response, “I’d tell my loved ones how much I love them.” Of course, you would. Go deeper. There’s more, isn’t there?  More people you’d talk to? More questions you’d ask?…
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You're Built for a Time Such as This

You're built for a time such as this. My friend, I can't think of anyone better to handle what's going on in the world right now than you. Yep, you.  There's no one I can think of that's better equipped to handle the impact of health,…
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"I'm feeling a little resistance"

My friend Jen and I send each other messages over Voxer pretty much daily.  We’re small business owners and self-proclaimed nerds trying to figure out the world of entrepreneurship. We share war stories, successes, and do our best to hold…
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Instant gratification or instant grace?

"Are you sure you don't want some? I mean, we live in a world of instant gratification, ya know? This will give it to ya."   Words from the aesthetician I was visiting, referring to Botox.  (and by referring I mean not so subtly suggesting…
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Success smells like laundry detergent

I find it easy to get sucked into the idea that success is complicated. That my greatest achievements are determined by profit and loss sheets, that success is measured in numbers of clients, deals closed or projects completed. I compare,…
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What would you say if you knew

What would you say if you knew that I fall within the 70%-96% of people who experience the fear of public speaking?  Not just a little, but a lot. What would you say if you knew that my anxiety level ranks moderately high to very high…
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My definitive answer to the age old question...what should I wear?

Before I give you my answer, let me preface by saying I'm not a stylist, but I do get a lot of questions about this topic. People have pain about how they should or shouldn't dress. People like Bill, an executive who wore a suit to an…