Archive | Emotional Toughness
28
Dec

Awaken the Force Within

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is astronomical in terms of its praise and financial success. The Star Wars saga appeals to us in so many ways. Some enjoy the sci-fi aspect and imagine how our lives will be in the future. Others enjoy the cutting-edge special effects. From the start of this […]

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14
Dec

Giving Thanks can fill you with success

Nov. 26 was the day we gave thanks. According to my eighth-grade history teacher, Thanksgiving represents our thanking the Native Americans for helping the Pilgrims to have a bountiful meal when they were on the verge of starvation. But this holiday has grown much greater than its origins and acts as a day when we […]

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08
Sep

Need Grit? Need to be Unstoppable? Check out how the Wright brothers did it

Due to a popular TED talk by Dr. Angela Duckworth as well as her best-selling book, Grit has captured the attention of the world as a main ingredient to the success formula. But what is grit? And more importantly, how can you develop grit in your life? To best answer this question, let’s turn the […]

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30
Aug

True Treasure lies in pursuit of Mastery

Unable to sleep the other night, I turned on the television and watched my favorite show, “The Twilight Zone.” While most “Zones” usually leave me thinking at a philosophical level, this one had a big impact. This particular episode opens with Mr. William Feathersmith, a very rich and very successful business man, acquiring the last […]

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16
Aug

Purpose makes you mentally tough for life

How do I stop procrastinating? How do I gain more confidence in myself? How can I reduce my fears and anxiety? I typically get these three key questions from people who are struggling with their career. There are no easy answers to being mentally and emotionally tough. However, the best answer is to fill your […]

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01
Aug

Serenity Now

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Annika Sorenstam, considered one of the all-time great golfers, achieved to the highest level of her profession because she only focused on […]

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01
Mar

Life and Leadership lessons from Tina Fey

By chance, at my local library, I found an audiobook of BossyPants by Tina Fey. While I am sure reading this autobiography is quite hilarious, the audio version is read by the often sarcastic Fey to the listener’s delight. We get to travel with her, from her awkwardness with boys to her unmitigated love for […]

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02
Feb

Don’t let negative emotions drag you down

Do you have a difficult time letting go of a bad event? Do you carry negative baggage with you throughout the day? Is your inability to be in the moment hurting your success? Perhaps this is the year that you incorporate a post-event routine into your daily lineup. A post-event routine is a series of […]

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22
Jan

How Henri Matisse Can Create Your Success

History has created many pearls of wisdom for us to string together. As a speaker and author, I am always searching for stories that enlighten us about our journey to success and prosperity. One such story I recently stumbled upon involves the famed painter, Henri Matisse. As most know, Matisse is one of the great […]

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22
Dec

Don’t Be Perfect this Holiday Season

The holiday pressure is on. The pressure to be perfect. To have that perfect Christmas tree with the perfect lights. To cook that perfect holiday feast for your guests. To keep that perfect holiday cheer. Carl Jung, the most famous psychologist this side of Sigmund Freud, once declared, “Perfection belongs to the gods: the most […]

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