We’ve all heard the expression, “In life, it’s not what happens to you that counts most, it’s how you respond.” Many of our greatest heroes understood and lived those words. Nelson Mandela – who didn’t allow years of being jailed to stand in the way of becoming President of the nation that imprisoned him, said […]

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Creating a satisfying and successful professional and personal life requires active awareness and conscious choices.  What constitutes work-life balance is as unique to each individual as their fingerprint.  Too often, we’re driven by other people’s voices that we carry around in our heads rather than our own internal and unique truth. Those outside influences can create inner conflict that […]

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In preparation for a speaking engagement at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in Atlantic City, NJ, I had the pleasure of a private tour of the current exhibit. It’s called, “The North Side: The Way We Were.” Ralph Hunter, the founder and curator of the museum – and a true Spirit of […]

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Guest Blog by Suzy Egan “Women are better investors.”  That was the headline during the evening news last week; the same week that the market reversed direction more than some of the most famous roller coasters in the world. I thought this needed a little more investigation. Over the past few years there have been […]

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“Self.” The center of your universe. No matter how selfless you are or how controlled by others you feel, “I” am at the center of everything you know, love, hate, experience. There’s no denying it.

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There is a simple 3-step process that I have used for years, and have shared with a number of my clients. It’s practical and powerful, and can readily help you access your inner self – your creative core. I call it the 3 Cs to Creativity.

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What’s a good way to get behind someone you care about and help them increase their effectiveness and propel themselves forward? Give them high quality feedback. Feedback is nourishment for all who are committed to growth and development.

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You may have reservations about making yourself vulnerable when you ask for feedback. “Do I really want to hear what they have to say? Is this going to make me feel bad? Will I be embarrassed or humiliated by what they say to me?”

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Journaling will help you to get to know your deeper Self better, solve your toughest problems, strengthen your intuition and creativity, and document your story. Journaling is a great way to clear your mind, reduce stress, sort through the issues and conflicts in your life, and develop a solid plan of action for moving forward.

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Sometimes our minds get stuck in the past – focused on a history that we can’t change or affect. Sometimes people we love unwittingly keep us moonwalking over the same history – one that says this is all we can ever amount to. We can always amount to more – until the day we die!

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Lessons about limiting LIES are everywhere. Here’s a story about being attached to a definition – a labels that defines what a thing is for.

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Jo Anne Dearden shares her very powerful story of unconditional love and forgiveness. I thank her for telling this very personal and deeply moving story of her relationship with her brother so that each of us can grow.

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Parenting a competitive athlete is not easy, yet there are simple things parents can do to ensure a successful experience and create teachable moments – developing real life skills that will impact your child all the way through adulthood.

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Reality is subjective, and most things we call facts are really fake facts. They’re Illusions, a personal story born out of a perspective at a given point in time and subject to change as points of reference change.

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How many times do you do that: settle for less than what you want before you give your all and go for the full magilla – before you put your full energy and total attention into pursuit of your goal?

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When was the last time you looked back on your life and reviewed the road you’ve traveled? Doing so may open the door to a new story and fresh awareness of important “pivot points” in your life.

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