Have you been adding the phrase “during a pandemic” to all of your Google searches lately? I know I have. Last week I Googled “How to stay optimistic during a pandemic when everything seems wrong?” Surprisingly, the results I found shared a common theme – hope. Choosing optimism means that you give yourself permission to…

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We’re entering a new frontier in the workforce, and now more than ever, employees are looking toward leaders for guidance on how to navigate this time of uncertainty.  As companies increasingly need to become more virtually connected, flexible, and dynamic, soft skills are critical. Soft skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, attitudes,…

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I was reading an article this week in The New Yorker about how pandemics change history. The author of the piece interviewed a well-known historian who said, “Epidemics, like the coronavirus (COVID-19) are a mirror for humanity, reflecting the relationships that people have toward one another.” We’re all having the same shared experiences. We know the world…

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James Whittakker

We’ve got a blog takeover this week from our very own James Whittaker. James is the Film Producer and Author of the International Bestseller Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy – the official companion to Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic. In May, he will release Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite in conjunction with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, which features the original interview…

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Please tell me you’ve seen ‘Cheer’ on Netflix. If not, you should. Like right now. 😉 All kidding aside, the docuseries introduces viewers to the world of competitive college cheerleading through the stories of the Navarro College cheer squad and their coach, Monica Aldama, who has 14 NCA championships under her belt.  The team has subsequently won its…

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May I speak to your manager? It’s usually the last thing you want to hear from a customer, but we LOVE it! Why? Because we are a boutique speaker management agency representing the best speakers in personal development. We’re committed to providing audiences with the information and inspiration they need to design a meaningful and…

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Gratitude

As “touchy-feely” as it may seem, gratitude has been cited as the NUMBER ONE predictor of well-being. Did you know that practicing gratitude reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) by 23%, lowers blood pressure, increases metabolism, and just makes you happier? Here are 3 more reasons why gratitude is good business: 1. SHOWING APPRECIATION SHOULD BE…

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Richard Janes’ storytelling street cred speaks for itself. Screenwriter for Walt Disney ☑️Emmy Award-Winner ☑️Digital Series Creator for Hulu, Google, and Facebook ☑️Hollywood’s Go-To Personal Branding Expert ☑️ But in October 2006, he was rushed to the hospital, weighing just 110 lbs, and told he had two choices. The removal of his colon then and there or, if he walked…

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Good news!  More women are owning their own businesses. Between 1997 and 2014, the total number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased by 68 percent. As a woman-owned business, we love this statistic. But…as women, we nurture, multi-task and often take responsibility for things that are not ours. From talking with women leaders,…

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