Tag Archives: Strengths

Three Steps to Battle Insecurity

March 10, 2016

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“You might want to go ahead and donate that outfit to Goodwill?” My friend said this to me (in as nice a tone as possible) about an admittedly “tired” dress, and it surfaced a classic insecurity for me – namely, my fashion sense. I pin my specific clothing “vibe” on my laissez faire So Cal […]

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5 Reasons to Make Mistakes with Confidence

September 16, 2015

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One time I was on a flight to New York from Atlanta, and there was a musician sitting behind me who was stopping traffic in the aisle.  I deduced he was a musician without turning around because a few brave souls were throwing quick compliments his way (all in the “love your music” vein).   The […]

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Who is calling you inferior?

September 18, 2014

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“I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, #*@! that, I’m Harry Potter.” Daniel Radcliff I have good-looking feet. I’ll wait for you to stop laughing. Sure, I only have nine toes, but that doesn’t automatically mean I have ugly feet, does it? My family thinks it does. Aren’t they […]

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Why Ignoring Your Weakness Is A Strength

May 9, 2014

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Do you trust your strengths? Or do you spend more of your time trying to make your weaknesses less weak? If you spend even a few days working with me, you’ll hear me proselytize that you should always, ALWAYS play to what you do well and outsource your weaknesses. Don’t strive and compete in areas where […]

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Know Yourself

March 24, 2014

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“He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man. He that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him.” Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing Have you ever been […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Own Your Weaknesses

January 28, 2014

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I don’t get along with color chips. I think things match, when they don’t.  I don’t see “colors” in white when others see hints of green or tinges of yellow.  I routinely pick paint swatches that look horrific on the wall. I’ve painted rooms Band-Aid beige and eyeball-searing yellow.  I’ve worn scarfs that have no […]

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Are You Unique Or Crazy?

January 21, 2014

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“The problem with uniqueness is that practically no one can see it as anything but craziness.” Robert Capon I occasionally work from a Starbucks which is down the street from a middle school.  I know when school is out because there’s a massive influx of kids who swing through to get their blended drinks (no […]

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Our Greatest Fear

January 13, 2014

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“Thank you for teaching me to accept joy and to let go of fear.” – Amy Adams Last night the actress, Amy Adams, said this to her young daughter as she was accepting her Golden Globe award.  Funny how children teach us lessons in joy! Everyone has their moments of doubts. Some days you just […]

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Changing Focus — AGAIN

June 7, 2013

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This week I made a conscientious decision to pay attention to the amount of times I change focus during the course of a workday. My logic was if I announced to myself – OUT LOUD- that I was “changing focus,” I could better manage my distractions. After all, awareness precedes choice and choice precedes change, […]

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Why You Should Value Who You Are

April 1, 2013

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“Too many people over-value what they are not and under-value what they are.” Malcom Forbes   My friend Amy has an amazing way of finding the precise word you need at the very moment you need it. She’s quick to comment on my strengths, telling me I’m creative or thoughtful, when I struggle identifying with […]

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