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Women Need to Believe in Their Own Brains, Say Yes to TV Producers

Ever since TVO fired Paula Todd, I haven’t watched Studio 2’s replacement, The Agenda, that much. When I did calm down from her firing, several years later, and began to watch again, I was appalled to see how few female guests there were. I finally tweeted my displeasure.I was heard, but nothing much changed. Continue reading

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RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN: Obstacles in Building Self-Confidence

Know what’s holding you back.It’s great that you have decided to build your self-confidence. However, there are a few obstacles that can keep you from achieving your goal. Most of the time, these obstacles are so obvious that they do not seem like obstacles at all, and all you can see is that your resolve to be self-confident is not taking you anywhere. Therefore, it is important to become aware of these seemingly harmless obstacles that have all the power to stop you in your path. Let’s have a look at what could be the reasons that you are not moving ahead in top gear.If you can spare just 10 minutes a day – I’ll show you the secret to living the life of your dreams!Are you undisciplined?Some people simply have the talent to waste a lot of time without realizing it Continue reading

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Set your Mindset for Success – Instead of Sabotage

March 13, 2012 in Brain, Empowerment, Leadership, Personal PowerThe mindset “not good enough” or “not enough” is blamed on our brain as if it is “the brain’s” fault. There’s a great reason why you want to take responsibility for this and not once again blame it on something you think you cannot control. The reason is you are not likely to change what you believe you can’t control. You can change your brain, your “perception” of HOW you see life.“Who do you think you are?” is a phrase often used to attempt to “put someone” in their place Continue reading

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A Twist on Maslow: When Enough is Never Enough

February 28, 2012 in Brain, Empowerment, Happiness, LeadershipPeople are looking for meaning. I like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, yet I’ve come to understand that moving beyond “survival”, competitive mentality is a bit more complicated than just having your survival needs actually met.Your perception can still tell you that you don’t have enough.I personally have experienced the “not enough” mindset, and it is a “mindset”. Even though the external things are in place, the issue is inner psychological insecurity or “lack” consciousness. According to Maslow, as people have their survival needs met, they then look for ways to move up the hierarchy toward “self-actualization”.The problem is, if one is not aware of how fear can impact their sense of:• Self-identity,• Sense of trust• Their need for belonging…they can still believe that they need more “things” outside of themselves to give meaning and purpose to their life. So you see, reaching the top can be tricky and is not a linear process. Continue reading

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Does Leadership Really Have a Gender?

January 16, 2012 in Brain, Collaborative Change, Leadership, Personal PowerThe topic of leadership is being discussed online more than ever these days, or perhaps I’m just really paying even more attention now. Since we are undergoing rapid change in our social institutions, the need for real leadership is more urgent than ever before in my lifetime.I’ve noticed more articles and books that refer to “Male Leadership” and “Female Leadership” and every time I see those words and often when I read the discussion I heard the thought, “stereotyping, stereotyping” in my mind. When will we as a society wake up and stop trying to put people in itty-bitty boxes and let people tap into more of their true potential? Leadership is not male or female.Now, there are masculine and feminine qualities or principles that can affect leadership style, but “masculine” does not equal “male” and “feminine” does not equal “female”. Herein lies the confusion.As a society, we have historically equated the “feminine” only with women and the “masculine” only with men. Continue reading

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3 Clear Steps to Radically Change Your Life for the Better – Today

January 26, 2012 in Collaborative Change, Happiness, LeadershipCollaborative leadership, networking, team building and communication skills are all considered valuable and vital to business success in the evolving workplace. Typically when a person decides that he or she wants to learn skill sets related to these areas, they proceed to learn “techniques”. While technique does matter, there’s much more to learning and applying skills sets than meets the eye – the physical eye that is. Most people are still not aware of the power of the brain and its “mind’s eye” to make or break their ability to influence others, break procrastination or create a viable strategic plan.If it were as simple as taking a class or playing team-building games, organizations would be places that engage the minds and hearts of employees and effectively cultivate personal and professional development. Continue reading

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Not Enough Time? Change Your Focus

February 7, 2012 in Brain, Empowerment, Personal Power, PurposeProductivity needs to be defined as accomplishing goals and dreams, not simply being, “so busy”. If fact, if you keep talking about how busy and time poor you are, you will likely waste time and energy. Why? Because talking about it is revealing that you are focused on lack of time instead of focusing on where you want to go.Be mindful of your words as you words reveal your thoughts. Your words speak to the quality of energy of your “being”. Continue reading

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