Completion: How it’s done…

Most people start new projects, work on new ideas and plan their new year without doing the work to complete their former projects, ideas and encumbrances. This practice crowds your brain and takes the space needed to create something new. Completion work requires letting go of ALL incompletions. That includes unfulfilled goals, upsets, disappointments and unfulfilled promises (to yourself and others). It’s letting go of things that still hold energy within you. You can’t start […]

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How did you do in 2018?

Hard to believe the year is coming to an end. How did it go for you?Did you accomplish your TOP goal for 2018?Did you set goals only to abandon them later? Did you achieve some and not others? Wherever you are right now is perfect. This is a good time for self reflection. This is a good time to wrap things up. Recalibrate. This is a good time for completion (more on that next month).   One […]

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Good Lord…what will people say or think?!

God, love her, my dear mother. She would often say: “Don’t do that! What will people say?!” “Stop! What will the neighbors think?!” Growing up, I heard that so often, it got permanently tattooed in my mind. I was already quiet and shy as a young girl. I didn’t talk much. My father once told me that I was a very quiet baby, rarely cried or made a fuss. So, being freely self-expressed was not in […]

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My pretending days are over, are yours?

When I was in high school, I participated in musical theatre. This required being on stage and in front of people. You’d think that as an introvert, this is the last thing one would do. But I came from a musical family, and singing, dancing and acting was how me and my siblings often entertained ourselves. For as long as I can remember, my mom would make me sing or dance for anyone who stopped […]

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How NOT to sell yourself: What Introverts Need to Know About Networking

I once was told by an introverted man that his biggest discomfort around networking was the feeling of having to ‘sell himself.’ I asked him what selling himself meant and he said he disliked talking about himself, having to remember his skills and accomplishments as a selling point and having ineffective conversations. It occurred to me that he might have the wrong idea about what networking really is. What I tell my coaching clients, is to consider […]

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