Why You Need a Stretch Goal

A stretch goal helps you move beyond your current capabilities and performance. It requires sacrifice, dreaming big, and grit, and it should push you toward new possibilities, feeding the fire in your belly. A stretch goal may even be a little uncomfortable to pursue. It might include a new approach or a brand-new path. What…

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Finding Your Reason for Being

We all have the need to matter. How does what you do help, inspire, and provide for others? We achieve our deepest satisfaction when we desire to make a difference in the world. When we understand and express our gifts in the interest and for the sake of others, we feel fully alive. Dr. Cindra…

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How to Know Who You Really Are

High performers know who they are. They grow in their awareness of themselves and one way to do that is to identify your core values in a conscious way. Meaning, you decide what values, or core beliefs, you want guiding you in this phase of life. Then, you can use these values to guide your…

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Doing Hard Things

  In this episode, we talk about how you can do hard things. You are more capable than you realize.  You have a reserve tank that you haven’t even tapped. You can move to the next level whatever that next level is for you. And you can do difficult things 😊 This Week’s Power Phrase: “I have a…

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The Pursuit of Authenticity: Dr. James Smith Jr., Keynote Speaker, Coach, Author, and Educator

For over 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people, both national and international audiences of all sizes, have experienced the passion, creativity, storytelling, unshakeable positivity and mind-shifting power of Dr. James Smith, Jr. CSP. After 14 years in corporate America, and four years working with several training and development and diversity and inclusion consulting firms,…

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Connect with Your Uniqueness

Many of us have gifts that we are not expressing to their fullest. We may not have reflected about what is unique about us, or we might have taken our own unique gifts for granted. We may have even overlooked or downplayed them. But when you name your gifts and work to find your Zone…

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How Expectations Create Pressure

Today on the podcast we discuss expectations. Expectations can place pressure on us without even realizing it. To be our best more often, we want to stay focused on excellence, not perfection. We are at our best without expectations when we are focused on the process (the small things we need to do) and our…

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Reflecting on 2021

Grit has been described as the #1 predictor of success. Grit is important we keep developing within ourselves because it is connected to our performance in work, school, and sport. We can develop our grit as we reflect on the year and ask ourselves, “What did we learn? How did we fail? And what do…

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Growing Your Gratitude

Gratitude is connected to better health, more optimism and resilience. This week, you could start using a scientifically proven tool to make you feel more grateful. Three tools we discussed are starting your day with gratitude, using gratitude language, or ending your day with confidence. Choose gratitude! This perspective is always available.  Power Phrase this…

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