Continue Despite Circumstances

Continue Despite Circumstances

Dear Readers, My inspiration for the day comes from ABC talk show host Kelly Ripa–a woman who did not let circumstances get in the way of her goals. Kelly dreamed of having this job, so she jumped at the chance to try out to be Regis Philbin& ...
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Survival Mechanisms

Survival Mechanisms

Dear Beautiful Readers, Over Christmas and New Years, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks with my amazing family. It was a huge learning experience for me, and I’m excited to share my reflections with you. Have you ever noticed how easy ...
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Power Anthems From Around the World

Power Anthems From Around the World

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am excited to present a sampling of my favorite Power Anthems From Around the World (complete with many oh-so-amazing music videos). These artists are dancing, they are singing, and they are living FULL OUT in service of ...
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That Time I Accidentally Climbed Kilimanjaro

That Time I Accidentally Climbed Kilimanjaro

After four days on Africa’s highest mountain, we were nearly at the summit. Somewhere over 15,000 feet, I collapsed into my sleeping bag for four hours’ rest before the final push to the top of Kilimanjaro. I checked my resting heart rate: 175 bpm ...
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Being in Full Power

Being in Full Power

Dearest Readers, Each choice we make can build our power or drain it. I saw this play out last weekend at my team coaching workshop in Washington, DC. On Sunday, half the group trickled in late. Being the insightful coaches we are, we saw an ...
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Parable of Two Wolves

Parable of Two Wolves

Have you heard the Native American parable of two wolves? In the story, an elderly Cherokee brave describes two wolves that battle inside us all. The first wolf represents fear, ego and pride, while the other represents love, truth and faith. Which ...
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Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

You know those people who make you take a second look at your life? Sarah Lee Parker Mansare is one of them. She’s a powerhouse of a woman who created a unique career teaching African dance, leading trips to Guinea with her husband Mamady, and ...
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The Gift In Unwanted Adventures

The Gift In Unwanted Adventures

What unwelcome adventure challenged you to become a better version of yourself? For me, it was my time living and working in The Big Apple. The photo above shows me on my first day as a Manhattanite. Think that’s a shot of a savvy, collected woman ...
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How to Turn Personal Goals Into a Team Effort

How to Turn Personal Goals Into a Team Effort

When undertaking any personal or professional venture, our amount of accountability and support must be greater than our resistance. Resistance can show up as fear, waning willpower, procrastination or anything else that sabotages our efforts. To ...
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A Whirlwind Love Affair (Disaster)

A Whirlwind Love Affair (Disaster)

Our email this week starts like many of the best (and worst) stories—with a whirlwind love affair. A month ago, I met a man that lit me up—he was romantic, engaging, and affectionate, and we shared many of the same life experiences. Less than five ...
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