Is Your Definition of Winning Really Failure in Disguise?

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The concept of winning is all around us. There’s political races, athletic competitions, contests, academic contests, cooking contests, eating contests. You name it. And in these contests, there’s always a winner. In the workplace, many consider themselves winners when they achieve the title. For some, it’s the money and for…

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How to Change From A Fixed Mindset to A Growth Mindset

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In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck detailed the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Individuals with a fixed mindset believe their basic abilities, talents, and skills are limited and so they seek to validate themselves. Conversely, individuals with a growth mindset think…

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How To Know Whether You Have A Toxic Mindset

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You Absolutely Have To Change Your Mindset When You Do This How you view yourself influences your happiness. For example, when most of your thoughts about yourself are negative, you are probably unhappy with your life. In time, your perception becomes your reality. So changing your mindset can make a…

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The Cost of Missed Opportunities


During the early years of my image consulting business, a producer for a nationally syndicated television show invited me to appear on the show as an “expert”.  I was excited and accepted the invite. However, I started to second-guess myself and began to fear being on the show. . I began to wonder whether…

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Don’t Be A Hostage: How to Overcome Your Fear


“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”  Unknown Are You A Hostage to Fear? The kind of fear doesn’t matter; whether it’s fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection or fear of success (yes-there are those that are…

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