Category Archives: Success

Let’s Start A KINDNESS REVOLUTION!

The title says, “101 ways,” so after I had written every kind act I had ever done or seen, I still had about 83 left to write. I am an off-the-chart introvert without a scintilla of ability in the area of hospitality, so I knew I had to get help. So I went to the experts—restaurant wait staff, event/wedding planners, and hotel workers… Continue reading

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How I Mined The Lessons Out Of A Painful Childhood

I have been blessed to go from abandonment, abuse, dysfunction, chaos, and poverty to excellent relationships with quality people, peace, joy, good health, and financial prosperity. I did so, not because I was “lucky,” not because I was at the right place at the right time or knew the right people, not because I married a wealthy man or bought a winning lottery ticket. I have enjoyed personal and professional success specifically because… Continue reading

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Keys To Happiness #5

Do you want to be happy? Then value the struggle. And what I mean by valuing the struggle is that to be truly happy, you have to appreciate the hard times for the challenges and opportunities they represent. Continue reading

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The Core Financial Skills Young Adults Need

Unfortunately, more often than not, young people learn about the finances the hard way. Lately, this even involves moving back home after college with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt or credit card debt. A recent study found that 47.60% of Millennials carry a credit card balance from month to month. However, the same study found that 44.60% of these Millennials didn’t know the interest rate that they are being charged! Continue reading

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Broken? Yes. Too Broken To Be Fixed? NEVER!

We adapt, adjust, we get by, and we work really, REALLY hard to “act normal” and not let anyone see how wounded we really are… that is until we meet… Continue reading

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Keys To Happiness #4

Quit getting offended. Period. And what I mean by be getting offended allowing yourself to feel hurt or anger because of what someone else says or does. Until you learn this one important thing, you will live your life feeling … Continue reading

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Keys To Happiness #3

find that thing that makes you feel totally alive and energized Continue reading

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THE TOP 10 MISTAKES OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS

We’ve all been there—suffering through a painful presentation. And many of us have been that person standing in front of a group of people, all eyes on us, knowing that the group is expecting more than we feel capable of … Continue reading

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You Have the “Secret Weapon” of Success

Every survivor of abuse wants to succeed, but few know how to do it.  My heart breaks for the foster alumni I’ve seen who have tried, failed, and who then find themselves in an emotional ditch, unwilling or unable to … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Growth – Beyond Trauma

The value of the perspective of successful survivors of trauma cannot be underestimated. Trauma changes us. Looking at, processing, and evaluating our traumatic experiences changes us. Deciding to intentionally mine the lessons out of our past and using those lessons … Continue reading

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