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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Get Inspired, Leadership | 0 comments

Hey, Got a Minute?

Hey, Got a Minute?

I saw a great sign once at the Social Security office in Massachusetts. It said,

“Only have a quick question? So does everyone else. Go to the back of the line!”

It wasn’t great customer service perhaps, but if you are the one everyone comes to asking, “Hey got a minute for a quick question?” I bet you wish you could have this sign over your desk!

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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Business Mindset, Get Inspired, Leadership | 0 comments

Hot Button Issues – Fascinating!

Hot Button Issues – Fascinating!

I was recently listening to someone share a hot button issue for them, a specific customer scenario that really got under her skin. As she described it, the tension in the room escalated. This person became so animated when describing the past situation that she became red faced with frustration. And because emotions spread like viruses, others in the room started getting tense.

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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Get Inspired, Leadership, Success | 0 comments

Finding The Guru Within

Finding The Guru Within

About 3 years ago I thought I found my business guru, the person who was going to help me turn all my gifts and talents into the “6 figure business” I desired, while only working a few hours a day. She had a system. All I had to do was believe in myself enough to pay her money and follow her advice. If I believed and followed well enough, I too could have a beach house, a Tesla, and all the vacation time I wanted.

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Colossal’ exposes the beauty – and the beast – of the inner self

‘Colossal’ exposes the beauty – and the beast – of the inner self

“Colossal” (2017). Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Hannah Cheramy, Nathan Ellison, Sarah Surh, Haeun Hannah Cho. Director: Nacho Vigalondo. Screenplay: Nacho Vigalondo. Web site. Trailer.

Ever feel like you’ve unwittingly projected something of yourself out onto the world? That might not be so bad if it’s something benevolent. But what if it’s resulted in something positively monstrous? That’s the uncomfortable realization faced by a shocked young protagonist in the new sci-fi comedy, “Colossal.”

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Gifted’ shows us the path to balance

‘Gifted’ shows us the path to balance

“Gifted” (2017). Cast: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, John M. Jackson, Glenn Plummer, John Finn, Elizabeth Marvel, Jon Sklaroff, Michael Randall Kaplan, Keir O’Donnell, Joe Chrest, Kelly Collins Lintz. Director: Marc Webb. Screenplay: Tom Flynn. Web site. Trailer.

What does it mean to be a kid? That can be a precarious proposition, especially these days. But what happens when you’re a child with special talents, such as phenomenal intelligence or extreme aptitude for a particular skill or ability? That can complicate matters even further, especially when you’re caught up between competing forces that each contend they have “your” best interests at heart. Those are the dynamics at work in the thoughtful new family saga, “Gifted.”

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Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ profiles courage in action

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ profiles courage in action

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2017). Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Val Maloku, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton. Director: Niki Caro. Screenplay: Angela Workman, Book: Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife. Web site. Trailer.

If you had the means to protect the persecuted from a horrific fate, would you be willing to provide it? If so, how far would you go with it? Would you proceed even if your own safety were at stake? Those are difficult questions and even more difficult choices. But, for a courageous husband and wife team, there was no question about what to do, as seen in the new, fact-based historical drama, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

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Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Get Inspired | 0 comments

I’ve Had A Realization

I’ve Had A Realization

I’ve had a realization, a palm to forehead kind of thing. I’ve been referring to myself as a coach for so stinking long that I actually believe it. But when I stop and look at the facts (the clients I work with and the work I do with them), I realize that I’m actually a business consultant. I think I’ve avoided owning it because, well, being a business consultant sounds like I should “know it all” and I don’t.

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Business Mindset, Get Inspired, Leadership, Success | 2 comments

Joy At Work – Creating Your Own Culture

Joy At Work – Creating Your Own Culture

I had coffee with an acquaintance who also is a therapist. She was sharing how she sees more and more clients who are stuck in their work and how their inability to leave causes them to go into survival mode, resentfully counting the days until retirement. This stress of feeling stuck professionally wreaks havoc in many other areas of their lives, including physical and emotional well being and the ability to foster and maintain fulfilling relationships. Living in survival mode causes them to come up with strategies to cope, many of which may be considered passive aggressive or manipulative.

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Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Business Mindset, Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired | 0 comments

Reinvent, Grow, Repeat

Reinvent, Grow, Repeat

Career success is all about reinvention, which creates your personal branding and expert platform.

But here’s a secret: you don’t always get reinvention—or branding—right on the first try.

Gail’s friend Alex learned this lesson from a golden retriever named Ralph.

Alex lived in a nice suburban neighborhood, and when he let Ralph out in the morning, Ralph would jump the fence and not come back until he had retrieved all of the neighbors’ newspapers. That was cute the first time, but pretty soon, it got to be a problem. As fond as Alex was of Ralph, he thought maybe Ralph would do better with a little more room to roam.

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Love & Happiness, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘A United Kingdom’ showcases the power of love

‘A United Kingdom’ showcases the power of love

“A United Kingdom” (2016 production, 2017 release). Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Terry Pheto, Jessica Oyelowo, Vusi Kunene, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Anastasia Hille, Arnold Oceng, Charlotte Hope, Theo Landey, Abena Ayvior, Jack Lowden, Madison Manowe. Director: Amma Asante. Screenplay: Guy Hibbert. Web site. Trailer.

The power of love is undeniable. In fact, when employed skillfully, it can work wonders, not only in interpersonal relationships, but also in circumstances that have wider ramifications, some of which may be unforeseen at the outset. That’s the surprising and amazing outcome for a romance once considered taboo, one even with international implications, as depicted in the new historical love story, “A United Kingdom.”

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Business & Marketing, Business Mindset, Contributing Expert, Get Inspired, Success | 0 comments

Do You Stay Calm While Waiting to Speak?

Do You Stay Calm While Waiting to Speak?

Recently one of my newer clients asked me for advice on how to stay calm at an up-coming event, when she had to sit through another person’s talk before giving her own business presentation.

Since she already struggles with nerves and a shaky voice even when she doesn’t have to wait to speak, she was really worried about whether or not she could even give her presentation under those circumstances.

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Paterson’ celebrates life’s poetic nature

‘Paterson’ celebrates life’s poetic nature

“Paterson” (2016). Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Rizwani Manji, Cliff Smith, Sterling Jerins, Johnnie Mae, Trevor Parham, Troy T. Parham, Nellie the bulldog. Director: Jim Jarmusch. Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch. Web site. Trailer.

How do you view your reality? Do you see it as a collection of material commodities or as an aggregation of small, magnificent, often-underappreciated wonders? Do you take the time to appreciate the details of the elements that populate your existence, or do you gloss over them as insignificant irrelevancies? And what conclusions do you come away with from such assessments? Those are some of the thoughtful ponderings raised in the quietly meditative new independent release, “Paterson.”

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Caregivers & Legacy, Contributing Expert, Designated Daughter, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Love & Happiness, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Things to Come’ extols the joys of liberation

‘Things to Come’ extols the joys of liberation

“Things to Come” (“L’avenir”) (2016). Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard, Solal Forte, Elise Lhomeau, Daniel Dray-Rabotnik, Guy-Patrick Sainderichen, Yves Heck, Rachel Arditi. Director: Mia Hansen-Løve. Screenplay: Mia Hansen-Løve. Web site. Trailer.

Having it made is something we all crave, right? The prospects of all of our material, vocational and emotional needs being met probably has tremendous appeal for most of us. But what happens when what we thought we wanted becomes a trap that keeps us from exploring other options? We may come to feel stifled, restricted and unfulfilled. But what do we do about it? Those are the questions raised in the thought-provoking new French melodrama, “Things to Come” (“L’avenir”).

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Fences’ wrestles with the limits of personal barriers

‘Fences’ wrestles with the limits of personal barriers

“Fences” (2016). Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney. Director: Denzel Washington. Screenplay: August Wilson. Play: August Wilson, Fences. Web site. Trailer.

The parameters of our existence define the reality we experience. But who or what defines those parameters? Discovering the answer to that question has been a source of debate for eons, but, when we take a really close look at it, we find that the responsibility rests squarely in our own hands, an idea thoughtfully explored in the engaging new stage-to-screen adaptation of playwright August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work, “Fences.”

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Get Inspired, Love & Happiness, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset | 0 comments

The Musical Spell for LOVE

The Musical Spell for LOVE

Music creates feelings.  I think at Valentine’s Day the question is, “Can music create love?” Feelings, such as love and the energy of music are more connected than we ever imagined! Both energies have waves, which combine in close proximity.

Recall how the sound track of a movie makes you feel. The sound-waves play your “feelings,” as if your body is a harp. Music triggers your feelings, hence music can indeed enhance love.

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Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Mind, Body & Spirit | 0 comments

Trends of 2017

Trends of 2017

While it’s possible to “pick” up on great deal in the outer and invisible world, predictions and explanations tend to become misleading because they are amplified/diminished by our beliefs. Instead of  moving into the possibilities and probabilities of the year, it’s simpler to look at energetic trends.

The presentation of trends allows the opportunity to best direct our energy for personal growth. (Feel free to comment and share thoughts on this post.)

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Hidden Figures’ revels in reaching for the stars

‘Hidden Figures’ revels in reaching for the stars

“Hidden Figures” (2016). Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glenn Powell, Olek Krupa, Ken Strunk, Kurt Krause, Donna Biscoe, Corey Parker. Director: Theodore Melfi. Screenplay: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi. Book: Margot Lee Shatterly, Hidden Figures. Web site. Trailer.

Reaching for the stars, both literally and figuratively, is quite a lofty goal. It’s especially ennobling for those who seem to have the deck stacked against them but whose ambitions are so fervent that they refuse to be denied the pursuit of their goals. Such are the aspirations of a trio of enlightened and irrepressible dreamers seeking to achieve greatness for themselves and a cause near and dear to them in the inspiring new biopic, “Hidden Figures.”

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Collateral Beauty’ explores the wonder of existence

‘Collateral Beauty’ explores the wonder of existence

“Collateral Beauty” (2106). Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jacob Lattimore, Ann Dowd, Kylie Rogers, Mary Beth Peil, Alyssa Cheatham. Director: David Frankel. Screenplay: Allen Loeb. Web site. Trailer.

Reality can be a funny thing. We can be going along just fine when something suddenly comes out of left field to totally disrupt everything. What’s that all about? And how are we supposed to cope? Much depends on how we view the fundamental functioning of existence – and the role we play in it. Those are the issues that play out in the wondrous new holiday offering, “Collateral Beauty.”

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Jackie’ profiles grace under fire

‘Jackie’ profiles grace under fire

“Jackie” (2016). Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Caspar Phillipson, John Carroll Lynch, Beth Grant, Max Casella, Richard E. Grant, Sunnie Pelant, Aiden Weinberg, Brody Weinberg, Georgie Glen, Gaspard Koenig, Craig Sechler, Rebecca Compton, Vivienne Vernes. Director: Pablo Larraín. Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim. Web site. Trailer.

How would we cope when tragedy strikes? Would we rise to the occasion or fall apart? What would our priorities be in handling it? And would we allow ourselves to be overcome by the circumstances, getting caught up in rhetorical ruminations about why events have unfolded as they have? Those are among the questions faced by a high-profile public figure wrestling with unspeakable grief in the audacious new biopic, “Jackie.”

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Get Inspired, Mindset | 0 comments

Can You Get from Inspiration to Accomplishment? Part II

Can You Get from Inspiration to Accomplishment? Part II

Part I of this series included the following 5 strategies for moving from inspiration to the accomplishment of an exciting new idea of yours:

  1. Get really clear on what your exciting new idea actually is;
  2. Run your idea by some trusted advisers to help clarify it even further;
  3. List the resources you need to accomplish it;
  4. List possible obstacles in your path;
  5. Ask yourself what there is about you that may be getting in your way. (That’s a toughie!) 
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Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Contributing Expert, Get Inspired, Healthy Living/Healthy Body, Love & Happiness, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset | 0 comments

The Best Christmas Recipe

The Best Christmas Recipe

Secrets of Christmas Past

Must buy the perfect present… What to have for Christmas dinner… Get those Christmas cookies baked. When are we trimming the tree? Clean the house… Who will I be with this Christmas? YIKES – I CANNOT HANDLE THIS: ( … Stress! Stress! Stress!

These familiar feelings of dread make a sharp contrast with the true significance of Christmas – Peace on Earth, Goodwill, Joy and Love; Celebration! So how do we reconcile the hustle and bustle and Christmas EXHAUSTION – with the deep feelings of peace and love that we all want?

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Contributing Expert, Enlightenment, Get Inspired, Inspirational Audio & Video, Love & Happiness, Mind, Body & Spirit, Mindset, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

‘Loving’ depicts its namesake’s undeniable power

‘Loving’ depicts its namesake’s undeniable power

“Loving” (2016). Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Will Dalton, Winter-Lee Holland, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Marton Csokas, Bill Camp, David Jensen, Nick Kroll, Jon Bass, Sharon Blackwood, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Jennifer Joyner, Jevin Crochrell, Jordan Williams Jr., Georgia Crawford, Brenan Young, Dalyn M. Cleckley, Quinn McPherson. Director: Jeff Nichols. Screenplay: Jeff Nichols. Web site. Trailer.

Who we fall in love with is no one’s business but our own. However, it wasn’t always that way. As recently as the 1960s, interracial marriage was illegal in a number of states. But, in the end, laws weren’t enough to separate those whose love destined them to be together. One couple’s precedent-setting fight to assert this fundamental right provides the basis for the touching new historical drama, “Loving.”

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