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You're Moving to the Bottom of My List

I gotta tell you about a conversation I had last week. Bob (not his real name) works for a company whose goal is to be exceptional with client communications. (I bet your organization has goals similar to this too). We were in a group,…
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Are You Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop?

"I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop." I got to thinking about this phrase over the weekend. It used to make a lot of sense to me.  I mean, things don't always work out, right? We make mistakes, bad things happen, and stuff doesn't…
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Where Did You Start?

This is me before my high school graduation. The photos are fuzzy. Yes, that's a Marborlo light in my mouth. I started smoking when I was fourteen years old, and it took me until my mid-thirties to stop completely. I used one of…

"I Hope I'll Get in a Car Wreck on the Way There"

Ouch. My client said it half-jokingly, but there was an element of truth in her words. She was talking about preparing for a speech. She went on; "My heart pounds when it's my turn to speak at work. Even when we're just doing introductions…
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Eleven Rules for Confident Communication

  I have two daughters, Carmen and Kayla, and a son, Phillip.  I want the world for them.  I'm constantly thinking about how my behavior shapes their behavior and what lessons I can teach that will have a lasting impact on their lives. One…
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How Not to Get Things Right

We're human, we make mistakes.  There's no secret sauce or magic trick that will help you get things right every time.  However, in our ever edited, social media "perfect" world it's hard to remember that.  If you've read anything of mine…

Want to Play a Game?

Games are serious business in our household...

Why You Dream of Being the Bearded Lady

...you'd stand there and let the door slam in your face. 

Why No One Wants to Talk to You

My belief that every struggle serves a purpose runs deep. So, when I was asked to share part of my personal story for a group of over 200 women, I was thrilled to accept. This was the kind of opportunity I'd been waiting for, for a long time. I…