Successful People Embrace And Learn From Failure Arianna Huffington says, “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Appreciating the rewards of failure is something that sets achievers apart from people who allow fear […]

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How To Succeed Inspire Of Circumstances LIES turn us into victims. Labels, illusions, excuses and stories often feel like they are supposed to protect us.  Instead, they hold us back, keeping us from living with purpose.  Well-meaning LIES put in our heads by people who love and care for us rob us of genuine happiness. Here are a few tips […]

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A recent study conducted by researchers in Tel Aviv and the Netherlands confirmed that nice women earn less than their assertive female counterparts. They interviewed a random group of 375 men and women at a Dutch electronics company and concluded that women who clearly express expectations and do not retreat from their demands are compensated […]

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Spirit of Purpose.  Are you curious about what that means and how it applies to you? This installment of Spirit of Purpose TV explains this universal concept and how you can tap into truly authentic living.   Subscribe to Spirit of Purpose TV by going to my YouTube channel.

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    Emotional Intelligence – the ability to understand others and ourselves, is a powerful business tool, no matter your role or job level. When you’re self-aware, in control of your emotions, able to relate well to others, and motivated to achieve goals, your high EQ facilitates success in a number of ways, including: Increasing […]

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  Are you putting forth the quality of effort real success demands? Do you give your dreams and goals your best effort, every single day? Or, are you more in the habit of talking about success, while your constructive actions are insufficient and inconsistent? Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who became an Abolitionist, famed orator, […]

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Are your current business goals big, more challenging than ever? Do they feel unrealistic, impractical, unattainable? What if the goal is not the issue, but you are…you and your limiting beliefs? I call them LIES – the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories…self-talk that stops you from thinking creatively and keeps you stuck in fear-based, unproductive […]

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Did you know that many of the limitations in your life are self-imposed? I call them LIES. LIES are false ideas that limit freedom. And, L-I-E-S is an acronym for the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories we allow to define our lives, professionally and personally. You know you’ve bumped into LIES in your life when: […]

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    Unwittingly, we often sell ourselves short. We underestimate our ability to overcoming challenges and achieve the extra-ordinary.   My book, LIES That Limit, explores this very real aspect of human nature. Recently, while playing golf, I received a reminder. It was the 14th hole, which dog-legged left. Blocked by hills and tall grasses, the […]

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Americans are less happy today than we were a decade ago. Tom Bemis of Market Watch, says we’re way less than cheerful for five reasons: Eating and not exercising, we suffer from poor health. Most have experienced a major stressful event in the last 2 years. Comparing our lifestyle to the rich and famous, as […]

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Change is a challenging process. 1. You can’t stop it – it’s inevitable. 2. When change is afoot, the status quo is no longer relevant – it just doesn’t work. 3. New ways of thinking, feeling and behaving are required. Here are a several tips to help you navigate and lead others through the process. […]

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  Change is a challenging process.  1.  You can’t stop it – it’s inevitable. 2.  When change is afoot, the status quo is no longer relevant – it just doesn’t work.  3. New ways of thinking, feeling and behaving are required. Here are a several tips to help you navigate and lead others through the […]

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              David Robinson, former center for the San Antonio Spurs and Admiral Capital Group Partner, says his philosophy is, “Do everything in the right frame of mind.”  Great advice for every leader, parent, person.  Analyzing, deciding, communicating and acting, all when you’re in the right frame of mind, will […]

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          Want to do a better job with your next presentation, the next meeting you host, the next project you lead, the next difficult-to-motivate person you coach? All you have to do is identify and alter your self-limiting beliefs and behavior concerning your ability to perform the specific task well.  While […]

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Recently, I had the honor of speaking on a topic that intrigued and inspired me.  The topic was about how African Americans in Atlantic City’s early history created a strong, affluent and successful community in spite of pervasive racism and negative stereotypes.  My talk was among many activities supporting The African American Heritage Museum of […]

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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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Do you ever feel like you’re not really competent, but everyone else is?  Do you sometimes feel like you’re acting as if you belong, but you don’t.  Figure that it won’t be long until you’re found out?  When others praise your work or compliment you, do you doubt their sincerity or feel like the recognition […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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Hi Teressa, I am a 50-year-old senior manager for a Big 4 accounting firm.  After almost 10 years with my current employer, I recently learned that my position with the company is being eliminated and I now find myself back in the market trying to find a new job and competing with folks that are […]

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