Category Archives: Leadership

5 Ways to Beat Office Politics

Office Politics Can Kill Your Success or Make It!

There are ways to rise above office politics to continue to succeed with your job. Easier said than done, right? Wrong! There are some great things you can do to kick your office politics in the butt. Think about it simply, office politics is just your differences between other people. Really, It all comes down to communicating effectively and developing awesome relationships. When we fix those, we beat office politics.

1. Map Your Organization

Office politics often work their way around the set hierarchal positions. Many have different relationships with others so even though those who are below you may be given more information or tasks depending on where they fall into the office “map”.

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Pay Attention to Your Sneak Peeks

Pay Attention to Your Sneak Peeks – to Bring You Joy

All my life I have had moments that seem to stop time, moments when life stops and the moment gets seared into my mind, my heart and my soul.

Climbing trees, climbing monkey bars at playgrounds, performing yo-yo tricks in the 8th grade to wow my friends and family, walking the stage to accept my honor cord in high school, speaking to my nursing class as a senior graduating, feeling so alive on certain runs in the cold winter months, nothing could be better.

My favorite book as a young girl was “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper.

Something deep spoke to me about that determined little engine being asked to climb the mountain.

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How to Create Your Own Kick Ass Council of Advisors

Create Your Own Kick Ass Council of Advisors


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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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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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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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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Departing is such sweet sorrow, but so necessary!

Welcome to MOST LIFE and this week it’s “F” for FREEDOM. We have been exploring the 8 Dimensions of a MOST LIFE, this week, the 7th Dimension, DEPARTURE! It is such sweet sorrow!

This week we look at freedom in a new light, it comes with leaving something behind. What we leave behind might be an old job, an old lover or an old self. Maybe it is something we clung to that defines us. Perhaps it is a message that we received from long ago about ourself that we know doesn’t serve us any longer. In a previous blog, I spoke about the inspiring Elephant, Billie and the wonderful book by Carol Bradley, The Last Chain on Billie.

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Thinking about things? Get into ideas instead.

Here at MOST LIFE we cover one of our eight themes each week. This week we cover “I” for Intelligence!

There are a variety of ways we can think and interact with others.  How we use our mind and what we invite in to our mind that creates patterns and habits is important! Most of what we do in this area is out of the habits we form through repetition. The people we spend time with influence our habits. The more time we spend with people, the more they influence us and the thoughts we have.

When we engage in dialogue with others we learn. We learn about who they are and we learn about who we are.

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Your Vision Matters to us ALL!

Each week we cover one of our 8 MOST LIFE themes, this week it is “O” for Organization.  It is “O” week!

It’s a great week for Organization, and this is going to be a fantastic exercise to start off this year or any year or really any special time. Organization this week is about organizing your vision. Creating vision boards for this year and your future. I have done vision boards and visioning for years, as a matter of fact, 20 years ago I drew on a big poster board a house I wanted to live in. I pictured a balmy palm tree area,  a large driveway, and a mediterranean home. Well, the area I was living in at the time was certainly not those things.

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