1 minute read What would happen if you started each day taking a moment to sit in bed and breathe? Just a few seconds. How different would your day be? How would your first interaction be with your partner? Your kids? Your pets? Your friends? The barista? The guy at the light next to you? … Continue reading How Can Ten Seconds Change Your Day?
1 minute read There's a little movie called, "Cyrus" that came out in 2010 and went under the radar. There's one scene in it that always reminds me to go for it even if everybody else isn't doing it. (Let us not forget that 99% of the time, the masses are asses.) John C. Reilly's … Continue reading The Movie Scene That Shows Us How to Get Over Ourselves and Feel Less Alone
2 minute read I recently gave a talk to a room that was 80% full of male financial advisers. I chose to focus my talk on how the way we "show up" is our choice and why as high achieving leaders it is our duty, not a luxury, to be real and vulnerable. This is … Continue reading The One Book We All Need to Read Right Now
2 minute read Do you ever get gripped with fear that you won't have your talk memorized in time? Or maybe that you will have rehearsed it so much that you come out sounding more robotic than human? Here is a no-fail way to curb that anxiety. Again, it's a three-step process to keep you … Continue reading Here’s a Natural & Clear Way to Memorize Your Talk
2 minute read I have a go-to process that I use whenever I am preparing for a talk of any size. I break it down into three steps: A.C.T. I don't believe in a one size fits all for public speaking preparation. Take from it what speaks to you and leave what doesn't. The acronym … Continue reading My Three-Step Process for Organizing a Talk
2 minute read What's the best way to soften the fear of public speaking? We all care about something, right? I know, I know, you're not supposed to answer a question with a question. Rule breakers, rejoice. Here we go. I'm not talking about caring what we ate for breakfast or what car we drive … Continue reading So, what the heck do you care about anyway?
I have been feeling a belly dropping roller coaster of emotions lately. I divulged this to enough people and was comforted when the collective response was a relieved, "Me too!". This includes the blessing of a man at the deli counter who I shared a piece of turkey with while we waited in line. After … Continue reading Just in case you were feeling this way too…
2 minute read I'm preparing a communication talk for financial advisors. As excited as I am for this experience, the inevitable self-doubt surfaces. I can go on about the importance of preparation - and how that significantly decreases the anxiety induced nausea. But you know what? We know that. We know how important it is … Continue reading Who Else Wants to Speak Up Without Melting Down?
You know how in movies there is more than one take per scene? It's the rare actor (yes, even Meryl and Daniel have their days) who can nail it the first time through. They may rehearse and practice and for some reason they trip up. Their tongues gets tied. They freeze. They go blank. Then … Continue reading Here’s a Quick Way to Deal With Mistakes
The buzz of the first day of school always kicks my love of learning up a notch. In my book, it's way more of an ass-kicker than January 1st. There's more straight, and action-oriented goals than obligatory pipe promises that the annual hopped up countdown creates. This year, though, I felt different. I wasn't jonesing … Continue reading Do You Want to Be Happy or Right?