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Letting Go of Perfection

We often expect perfection from ourselves. We want the job (whatever that job may be) to be done quickly, correctly, and without any kind of fuss. Except that’s not always possible. Life gets in the way. Emotions and tensions run high. Things don’t fall into place the way that we had planned, or the way …

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The Anomaly of Leadership

In our society, when we picture a leader, it’s common to think of someone that is strong-willed, high-spirited, and outspoken. These are traits that we tend to value in our leadership, but why has this become the norm? The fact of the matter is that there are many people who may not fit that description, …

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Making Your Voice Heard [4 Tips]

Sometimes, it may feel as if the world is trying to stifle your voice. Sometimes, you have to fight in order to make your voice heard. And sometimes, it feels easier to stay silent. When clients come to me with questions about how to develop and project their voices, I like to direct them to …

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Embracing the Discomforts of Life

For so much of our lives, we spend a great deal of time trying to make things as painless as possible. And while that’s something to be applauded, say, when working collaboratively with a colleague or trying to be a supportive partner, it’s also important to be wary of not embracing the discomforts of life in your own …

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Answering Your Life’s Call

Going through the motions: We all do it. You might be in a monotonous day-to-day schedule or feel like you are only completing tasks to get them done. It’s okay. It happens to everyone, one way or another. And it’s not necessarily bad to be in this place. However, it may feel a bit underwhelming. …

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Grasping the Nettle

I feel very privileged in my life to have had many memorable teachers and mentors to guide me. I could not imagine what my life would have been like without them. Their wisdom, insight into situations or guidance always seemed to have come at the right moment. Looking back, I remember one teacher, Mr. Hartman. …

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