‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Never Works because FAKING IS FAKING, let me explain~
How you talk to yourself is directly reflected in your nonverbal communication. You can’t stop it, how you feel – ‘fake’ie’ – comes through loud and clear…. You say ‘fake it,’ and your mind does just that, IT FAKES IT.
Did you know that 90 to 95% of what we do comes from habit or the unconscious mind. That’s HUGE! It’s necessary too. Imagine having to tell yourself having to breathe in – breathe out….
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem as last year. ” ~John Foster Dulles~ Not getting the results you want? Ask yourself: “Is this something I really want to be doing or was it someone else’s idea?” Maybe I’m not […]
The workplace is under pressure these days. Many people are feeling extra stress as they are confused, dismayed, frustrated, maybe even hurt or frightened. This extra stress can lead to conflict in the workplace, but it doesn’t have to. Often thought of as negative, conflict can lead to constructive change. Understanding what I call “Chair […]
I don’t know about you, but I can’t listen to any news broadcast these days that isn’t full of doom and gloom. Perhaps you are feeling it in one way or another too, maybe the pocketbook… As a child, my beloved Aunt Myrtle used to say “You are about as wealthy as you make up […]
The other day, I caught myself saying; “If I can do it, anybody can do it.” That may or may not be true… but that isn’t really the point… the point is, that all too often we become so familiar with our talents and skills that we overlook the true value we and our skills […]
If your life has become root-bound and you have stopped growing, it is time to re-pot. ~Lucy MacDonald~ Your attitude can spread like wildflowers or weeds… Finally had a few moments of nice weather here in the Northwest. I planted a few blossoms. It’s been a late spring and many have been in a […]
Most of us might remember the three Rs as reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. In business, its, relationships, relationships, relationships…. I have spent the last few days writing a grant proposal involving a large request for funds. As I wrote the request for my client, I became acutely aware that it is the relationship between the […]
I was completely distracted last week, my local broadband provider decided I had cancelled my account… I had not. There are 2 ways to fix everything — my broadband service originally choose the first way, the immediate “fix.” To them, I had cancelled my service, and “there was nothing that could be done.” According to […]
As strange as this question sounds, it is important to know—who you are and what you do for your customers, not what you think you do for them. Perception and impression is the secret ingredient in business success and a unique brand. Think about it: • Starbucks sells coffee. It promises a safe gathering spot, […]
For the past 3 days, I have been trying to pick out a paint color for the bedroom. In the store, the color looked light green, a color I would call “Seafoam.” The paint supplier called it “Reef”, my friend said it looked gray as we painted it, and in the bedroom lighting, I just […]