DON'T BE A FRITA
Since its inception in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland, women around the world have been celebrating International Women’s Day. Today and every day, we embrace our one-of-a-kind selves, pay tribute to those before us who paved the way, and seek out ways to help others in our circle of influence.
MOM I WON THE BELL LABS PRESIDENT'S AWARD
I was just a few years into my corporate career with Lucent Technologies when I found out that I had won the prestigious Bell Labs President's Award. Like most of the special moments in my life, I immediately called my mother to share the good news; after all, this wasn't just any award!!
TAKE OFF YOUR MASK
Take off your mask! No, I am not talking about that mask…I am talking about the invisible one that you wear to conceal parts of your life in various situations with a wide array of people.
SOME ADAPT TO CHANGE
I love to cook and genuinely enjoy the experience of cooking. While hosting a house full of guests this past weekend, I asked what they preferred for breakfast. They chose waffles for breakfast.
REFRAMING CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM
If I were to ask you to explain to me the difference between self-confidence and self-esteem, it might take you a bit to ponder your answer. We tend to think of the two as being quite similar, possibly interchangeable even. But are they really?
ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
Choose today to try and if you fail, try again. Transform yourself. Set your goals. Choose success even in the face of failure. You will find success in trying and if you fall, get up, and try it again. In the moment failure always hurts but when you end up succeeding, failure is always a lesson learned and ultimately helps pave the way for success.
Don’t be afraid of failing. Be afraid of not trying.
The 3 PS OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Have you ever felt that life is so busy and full of responsibilities that you don’t have time to “stop and smell the roses” let alone consider your one-of-a-kind Purpose? Do you spend more of your time climbing the corporate ladder than pursuing the Passion in your heart? Do you believe deep down that the two are mutually exclusive?
How do you Prosper?
Do you know that feeling in your gut when life is hard, stress seems everywhere, and fear abounds? Perhaps you have lost your job and you aren’t sure how you will provide for your family.
4 ACTIONABLE TIPS TO BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE & ESTEEM
Last week I explained the differences between Confidence and Esteem using etymology and my own experiences. While the two words certainly overlap, they are quite different.
One Bad Apple Can Ruin the Bunch.
Is there someone that you work with that constantly irritates you or pushes your buttons? Doesn’t listen to you? That’s constantly self-absorbed? That continually criticizes you and others on the team? That takes credit for your work and presents it as their own? Do you put up with their bad behavior or have you taken steps to address it?
Is Work Life Balance Dead?
It’s Motivation Monday! How many of you are excited to start a new week at work? Or, if you are really honest with yourself, do you typically begin dreading Monday morning well before it arrives? If this sounds familiar, the root cause of your distress could be related to a lack of work life balance. After all, a recent study found that 66% of full-time employees in America do not have work life balance! Are you surprised?