Thank You. Thank You Very Much.

For the past four decades, I’ve known this. Since birth, I’ve been groomed to have good manners. Say please. Say thanks. Smile and never look a gift horse in the mouth. But, especially in November, the gratitude meter moves higher because everyone (well in the US anyway) is coming together to celebrate a holiday with…

7 Amazingly Simple Ways To Standout When You Speak

I clicked PLAY, and the video started. She said, “Hi, my name is…” But, I immediately zoned out and started paying attention to her hands. They were doing this weird I’m-trying-to-grab-the-world thing. It was like she was trying to hug a globe but kept missing. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but whatever she…

How To Get Out Of Survival Mode So You Can Start Living

“You are either living in creation or reaction.” – Steve Chandler Most people know they are not where they need to be.  They know they are tired.  They feel the effects of a terrible diet.  The stress of a terrible relationship weighs on them.  The tension of always feeling rushed drains them.  Yet, they continue…

Here’s What You Should Remember About 9/11

I suppose we all have days in our lives we are supposed to remember. I really try to remember the happy ones. I remember my wedding and smiling with nervousness as my wife-to-be came down the aisle. I was very calm, everyone said. But, I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness! I have no idea how I’m going to take care…

10 Ways That Leaders Can Show Confidence

They have the mic and they are up in the front of the room so they MUST be confident.  They are guiding everyone else to the goal so they MUST be confident.  They have the position and the title so they MUST be confident.  Hmmm.  Those may be actual thoughts but they are not always…