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    Do You Really Need a Coach?

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    If you are in any type of transition regarding work or life, or you are considering a transition, then you may have thought about getting someone to coach you through the process. For example, you may be seeking a new direction for your future because it’s clear what you’ve been doing isn’t working any longer. …

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    Shocking Truth about Self-Esteem Revealed!

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    For the last 30 years US parents, schools and youth athletic teams were all fed a singular, central message about how to rear successful children and guess what? They were wrong. All the developmental literature and experts have been pumping out the message: self-esteem is the #1 ticket to success.

    That’s why all the kids …

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    Are You Stupid Talking?

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    Turns out you are what you talk about.

    If you fat shame yourself, then your brain lays down a new set of neural pathways to ensure you feel fat – even if you aren’t. Then, as you repeat your so-called problem to your friends or yourself, you develop even greater dissatisfaction with your body. The …

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    Not Blessed with the Bliss Gene?

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    You either have it or you don’t. New neuroscience reveals that 20% of the population has what is best described as a innate marijuana-making machine in their brains, resulting in – among other things – a low probability of becoming addicted to opiates and the like. It’s a gene mutation, the good kind.

    Beyond the …

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    Can You Tell These 10 Stories?

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    Often times in a meeting with a prospective client or employer, you want to tell a success story. You want to speak about something that you have accomplished. You want to have it directly connect to their issues, products, services, or something they can relate to.

    What if you don’t have anything?

    What if you …

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    7 Ways to Innovate and Prove You’re Worthy

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    The terrible truth of work is that almost anyone can do anything. I don’t want to make you paranoid, but open up the UCLA Extension course catalog, a MOOC or watch a few “how-to” YouTube videos, and you get my drift. Education and skills are the easiest things to acquire.

    Leaving out advanced neurosurgery, the …

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    24 Life Questions To Answer Before It’s Too Late

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    As a career coach and business communications expert, I often surprise people by knowing something about them that they have never told me – and maybe never told anyone else. I am not psychic. I am empathetic.

    When I ask you a question, and your brain re-routes it to give me an unrelated answer: I …

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    Did You Win a Grammy? Why Not?

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    Congratulations to everyone who won. And, congratulations to Kanye West who, persists in believing he is: “The One Who Decides What Is Sufficiently Creative to Win for Album of the Year.”

    Per the Huffington Post: “Kanye West nearly interrupted Beck after the rock star won Album of the Year over Beyonce. Many outlets including HuffPost …

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    What Would Tom Brady Say About You?

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    Last Sunday, my favorite comment by any of the many sportscasters was this: “Brady was unstoppable when the pressure was strongest.”

    What if we said that about you?

    Are you unstoppable when the pressure is the strongest?

    The strongest stress is when it all comes down to one action you must take in one moment, …

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    You, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and Seth Rogen?

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    “We made up all our lines,” Seth Rogen remembered of Apatow’s 2005 flick, “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin.” A lot of the stuff was just us talking to each other and trying to make each other laugh, knowing that we had the freedom to say whatever we wanted. It looks very natural, because we honestly didn’t know what …

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