Category Archives: Career Development

Bring Your Soul to Work

Bring Your Soul to Work

Inside all of us is a voice and an energy.  A yearning.

It says, “More, please…” 

More love…  More joy…  More self aware…  More success…  More freedom…  More, Please…

We have a habit, though. Our habit is to shut it down. We have a habit of feeling not worthy. We have a habit of being told not to ask for things. Impolite. Improper. Selfish. Don’t! Make sure others have first. So we shut down, because it is easier. We are tired of giving to everyone. We are tired at the end of the day, for goodness sake, we are tired at the beginning of the day!

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Say Yes To You

I grew up thinking of others’ happiness and being told to make sure everyone else was comfortable, had enough to eat and was happy. My life was spent thinking of others. I worked hard, pleased bosses (ok, sometimes I pissed them off) and I was very good at pleasing.

Then, as I evolved and learned more about how the Universe works and the basics of “putting your oxygen mask on yourself, first.” This is one of my 11 Lessons to Your Kick Ass Career & Life.

I began to shift to be whole inside before I took care of others. At first it seemed selfish. Drawing boundaries and not taking just anything from others took focus and discipline.

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How to Create Your Mastermind Miracle

How to Create Your Mastermind Miracle

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I have been intrigued by the idea of masterminds ever since I first read Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich book over 20 years ago. In the business world, I often felt the energy of a team focused on a problem, energized to solve it and pushed by vision to succeed. I knew there was something more than meets the eye. I felt the non-physical energy was more than the actual plans and documents we were working on.

Have you felt that level of cohesiveness and “team spirit” with a group of co-workers or a volunteer group you have been a part of?

Creating Mastermind Energy

The gathering of others has an elevated energy and a miraculous push toward what seemed like the impossible.

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How to Create Your Own Kick Ass Council of Advisors

Create Your Own Kick Ass Council of Advisors

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Look around – you are the average of the 5 people you hangout with.

I caught you looking. Think about who you surround yourself with. Studies show and success reveals that those people influence you in ways that determine your path in life.  You want to exercise more? Hangout with exercisers. You want to travel more? Find people (or a person) who enjoys travel and spend time with them!

We think, talk and behave the way our peer group does. Remember in school? Maybe a smart teacher told you to pick you friends wisely. She was right. As we start this year, toss the resolutions out and just change the people you hangout with,

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How Do You Define Your Best Work/Best Life?

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Knowing yourself is key to your Best Work/Best Life.

In this hurried, social-media frenzied world we live in, many of us forget to stop and check in with numero uno (that’s right, you!). All the more to look inside every now and then. It is no accident that with the pace of the world we see a surge in Yoga and Meditation. These practices help to slow our world down to one where the voices and energy inside can be heard.

Creating a ritual where we spend time listening inward helps give our life direction.

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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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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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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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