Tag Archives: courage

Push Your Limits

Sometimes you choose to test your limits; sometimes life tests them for you. You choose to test your limits when you volunteer for a project that will require the best in you, face your fear and ride a wave, jump from a plane or go mountain climbing, leave home to study for a year in a foreign country, train … Continue reading

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Every Day Leadership Through Every Day Actions

Mmm… leadership. What is it? A title? A job? An identity? An attitude? Let me offer a definition, inspired by this week’s podcast guest and leadership expert, Susan Mazza. Leadership is the ability to make a difference through your service to others by your everyday actions. Leadership is about making a difference – your difference – through … Continue reading

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Work With Fear, Not Against It

Each week we talk about greatness – about discovering our unique abilities and finding ways to use them to make a difference in life and work. But just because you know what makes you great – you know your talents, strengths and passions – doesn’t mean you can put them in action. What stops you … Continue reading

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Ask Great Questions

Here is a great question to use with anyone you meet or connect with, “What the best thing that has happened to you today?” This is a powerful playful question the appreciative inquiry expert Robyn Stratton-Berkessel shares in her TEDx Navesink talk. By asking this positivity-based question, several very important things happen: We connect and engage another. The mere … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Uniqueness

Embrace what makes you different. Appreciate what makes you unusual. Celebrate that there isn’t another person on the planet who is exactly like you. You are an original. You are priceless. (Actually, we all are.) To me, this means a couple of important things: THE world needs the unique things, perspectives or combination of abilities … Continue reading

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Why Be Mean?

Someone says something you disagree with, so you insult them. Someone dresses or looks different – you make a derogatory comment. Someone cuts in front of you in a line and you call them a jerk. Why are we so mean? It’s because of our lizard brain and our social conditioning. Our lizard or lowest level brain is … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of Life

Some people seem to have great courage. They ski down mountains, jump out of planes, write books, enter competitions, run marathons. They aren’t timid – they show up big. They have“adventure courage.” But there is another kind of courage – the courage to show up big to each of the days of our lives, live who … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Tough Stuff

You break up with someone you care about. You don’t get into the your first choice college. You lose your job. Your friends don’t include you like they used to. You get sick. You say something stupid in front of others. Someone posts something unpopular about you in social media. Your parents get divorced. You … Continue reading

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The Ripple

We had a great rain this week. The puddles were amazing – deep pools that created mini lakes in places where moments before, no water had been. As the wind blew the last of the storm through and the clouds and rain moved past, drops of water on the trees fell into the puddles. Each … Continue reading

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Take Your Blinders Off

We start off as amazing, creative and original beings who, over time, learn how to think, act and live like everyone else. I call it building the blinders. And with blinders, all we see is what is in front of us – the things that looks like what everyone else does. All we see is the same … Continue reading

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