6 Easy Steps to be Heard in Your Next Meeting

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This week’s KICK-ASS Career we are on S – for Speaking.

Many people say they aren’t good presenters, “that’s just for salespeople”. I say, you can and you must! Speaking is essential to every area of success.

Over the years I have seen so many people transform their careers, their relationships and their ability to network. Nothing boosts your confidence at work more than knowing how to present. No matter what the topic, there are 6 easy steps to follow. Use these techniques and you will have their attention from the beginning. (That’s where to start.) In a previous post I spoke about your voice technique.

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The Biggest Myth Of Action, Don’t Just Act!

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This week’s KICK ASS Career we are on A – for Action

When I start a video, my videographer says “ACTION!”

Now I have to be “ON”. If I didn’t know what I was going to say, I’d be lost. When the director yells ACTION, we have to ACT.

When else in life do we get such a great signal that it’s time to take action? If you have your kick-ass career in gear, you know it’s always time for action. But how do you know if it is right action?

So many people I talk to don’t know what action to take.

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The Myth of Difficult vs. Easy – Knowing Yourself, Do You?

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This week we stay on career, I am obsessed with helping you succeed and sharing my “secrets” to success. Each one is now a part of the “Kick Ass Career” Series. Why? Because I don’t know a better name for being at your best! Follow this week’s techniques and you just may feel a bit more bounce in your step!

We’re covering the KICK-ASS acronym and this week it’s the second ‘K’ in KICK, for Knowing. I’ve covered Kindness, Integrity, Clarity, and now it’s Knowing. That deep inner self-trust.

What is knowing? It is a profound confidence in the right direction,

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall? Who am I?

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We’re into Kickass Career time where we had the first “K” for Knowing, the “I” for Integrity, and now we are on to the “C” for Clarity. Your own Clarity is where your power is. Clarity means everything. For those in the career workshop, I’ve seen this come to light in amazing, amazing ways!

The first step we take in any entity for Clarity is the “Mission Statement”. With your Clarity, we focus on the PERSONAL Mission Statement. There’s nothing better than sitting and asking yourself key questions to get clear on who you are! What makes sense to you?

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You Might Be Wrong About Integrity

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There is more to integrity than meets the eye. It’s not just telling the truth. Here are four tests to tell if you have the character of true success.

This week’s post is for your kickass career and life, the “I” in Kick ASS.

For a kickass career or life, you must have the utmost integrity. This creates such a great flow in our life and opens us up to the natural ease of life. With FULL integrity, we are undivided, inside and out.

There are four tests to tell if you have integrity.

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Too Busy Being NICE to be KIND?

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Kindness is really at the heart of some of the best decisions and best action I’ve taken, especially in the workplace. A lot of people confuse kindness with being nice. The difference between the two is that kindness is something that emanates from within. Nice is when you’re trying to be pleasing to others outside. I’m not saying nice is not a valuable thing to be. Sometimes, though, we can get a little too nice and actually give a little too much of ourselves away in the spirit of trying to be pleasing or sometimes over helpful to others.

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Is Your Family Showing Up At Work?

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Templates That Can HURT us

Togetherness is an interesting part of a most life because we all have to connect with other people, and we all have to be connected to others. There is no such thing as singularity in this world. It’s also a big part of a fulfilling career, and a great work environment. How we come Together with others has everything to do with the template OF our mind and OF our psyche. This “software” is hard-coded to how we relate both to authority figures and those under us. There is so much more,

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The Secret To Finally Turn YOUR Goals Into “Done”

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This week we focus on “O” for organization. I love goal setting and have been doing it for decades. For the most part I have achieved what I set out to achieve. Many people I speak to, however, do not set goals. Yet, they do achieve some things. Naturally, they conclude goals are not necessary, nice job, nice family, nice home, what else do I need? The secret to accomplishing more escapes most people and that is why they convince themselves that goals aren’t needed.

Just think all the more joy, fulfillment and direction one can have with a few goals.

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How to Get More Meaning at Work with Ease

We spend more time at work than anywhere else. More than sleeping, more than Facebook (yup, or at least that should be correct), more than time with our family, at least during the week. If you work the “typical” weekday 9-5 routine or some aspect of that, your daily time is with your work and people at work. How’s it going for you? Are you fulfilled? I spent years in different jobs, because they met my skills and I was earning a living, just like I was taught.

The truth is, in many of these positions I was pretty good at the work, a good “soldier”,dutiful and helping the company do well. Inside, however,  I was a wreck and felt so much unnecessary stress.

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3 Ways to Use Adversity to Energize Your Life

This week I return as Energized as ever from the largest cancer survivor celebration in the United States, SURVIVORVILLE. This wonderful event in Nashville, Tennessee is the brainchild of 2 fantastic cancer survivors, Karen Shayne and Judy Pearson. 

Their dedication to making a day for cancer survivors that is upbeat and celebratory is pure genius and pure spirit! I honor them and they allowed me time to celebrate my cancer journey and the gift of survival.

As a thriving, successful executive woman, when I was hit with the cancer diagnosis, it punched me in the gut so hard I was dizzy for weeks. I was dazed,

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