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People Judgements

Have you ever looked at someone who was covered in tattoos and thought, “Hmm…I bet they’ve seen their fair share of bar fights,” yet when you talked to them, you

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Poker Stakes

I was recently in New Orleans for a speaking engagement and I had some down time, so I wandered into a local casino. I like to play poker, so I

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Listen and Learn

Just recently, I was at my friend’s barbeque and they had a fire pit. Because I live in the city, I don’t normally have access to a pit like that.

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Go the Extra Mile

I was recently staying in a hotel in Port Huron, Michigan as I was a keynote speaker at a local event. During a break, I see this woman who looks

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Mice in a Maze

In New York City, there’s this thing called the Long Island Rail Road, or LIRR for short. At the LIRR, people line up to buy a ticket. There’s this overhead

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Compounded Compliments

Not too long ago, I was at the DMV (that’s the Department of Motor Vehicles if you happen to live in a state that calls it something different). I had

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Learn and Churn

In my business, I enlist the help of college interns all of the time. I love their young energy and the way they can think out of the box. They

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Flip the Coin

If you’ve ever flown, then you know that there’s not a whole lot of room in the cabin area of planes. Clearly, whoever designed them was on the side of

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You Are Your Own Booth

I spoke a while ago to the Florida Society of Association Executives and was mingling with the attendees before my speech. Somehow we got on the topic of how they’re

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Pick a Lane

I’ve shared before that I have an accountability buddy. This is someone who not only helps me stay on track, pushing me to reach my goals by taking the steps

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Authenticity- Nuff said

Have you ever gone to a seminar, attended a class, or taken a workshop and been so bombarded with follow-up emails that you swore you’d never attend one again, let

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Cellphone Seduction

When I say the word “seduction,” what images come to mind? A room dimly lit by candlelight and a bottle of wine chilling on ice, waiting to be consumed by

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Baby Steps

I often refer to the fact that I have two lives: my current life and my previous one. My previous life includes everything that happened prior to the life I

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Cue the Questions

When I’m working with a new client, like when I’m setting up a speaking or coaching gig, I always ask a lot of questions. How can I help you succeed?

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Excuse Me??

Recently I did a favor for someone. They were looking to further their career, so I decided to help and connected them to two different people who I thought could

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The Gift of Giving

If you’ve ever attended one of my speaking sessions or workshops, then you know that I often talk about living with passion and choosing a career that you’d do even

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Me and My Coach

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon for business professionals to hire coaches to help them take their careers (and their lives in general) to the next level. To

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