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Can You See It? The Power Of Visualization

What if I told you that mental visualization alone can cause your muscles to become stronger without you ever completing a workout or leaving the comfort of your plush sofa? When I read this study in the North American Journal of Psychology, I was blown away by the findings in a study of team athletes. There […]

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When Did We Stop Dancing?

She was maybe 2 years old. She was blissfully unaware that I was standing about three feet away, captivated by her delicate, curly, bouncy pigtails and her teeny pink sandaled feet. She was so caught up in the music that she was staring off into the distance, twirling her tiny jean skirt, and bouncing up […]

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Steps to a More Confident Performance – Part 2

This is the second half of the 6 easy ways to convey to your audience that you care about their experience.  These will ensure that you become more confident and the audience becomes confident in your message.  The first three tips from the previous post are Appearance, Body Language, and Eye Contact.  Here are the […]

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Steps To A More Confident Performance

No eye contact.  No smile.  No enunciation.  No professional clothing. No…. hairbrush? Have you ever been to a presentation where the person giving the talk or performance appeared not to care at all about the attitude they conveyed to the audience? It doesn’t matter how casual a person’s “brand” or message is, the audience wants […]

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24 Hours To a Better Perspective

Don’t do it.  I know it’s tempting.  Walk AWAY from the obsessive negativity that is baiting you. We all know that nerves and negative thoughts can plague us right before a big moment – a presentation, a performance, or even just a tough conversation.  But what about the influx of second-guessing and doubts that set […]

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When Opportunity Knocks…And Looks Like Bad News

This is the sixth and final installment of a series based on Carla Young’s article “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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What’s Your Excuse?

This is the fifth in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies […]

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How To Make Luck Work For You

This is the fourth in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies […]

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Why Failure is a GOOD thing

This is the third in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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How to Mentally Prepare For Any Performance

This is the second in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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