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How To Be A Gracious Amateur

In a couple of weeks, a group of women are joining me for Close the Confidence Gap in Asheville. Confidence is front and center for me.   What images and ideas arise when you think, “confidence?” Both arms raised in triumph? A well-dressed business person? A start-up entrepreneur who nails his pitch?   What is Confidence To You? For me, confidence …

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Pick Just One

It’s a familiar and dreaded question…      “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” or      “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Goals and resolutions are well-intentioned, yet can feel burdensome, another add-on to an already unfinished list of “to do’s.” Don’t get me wrong – reflecting on the bird’s eye perspective of your life is a …

Taming Your Inner Chatter

Taming Your Inner Chatter

In 2001, I attended a 4-day “Silent Retreat.”¬† For me, there was no silence. Chatter volume inside my mind was deafening. I won’t bore you with the subject matter of my mind noise, but since most of us have an internal chatter box, we likely share similar themes. Arising from a plethora of sources, our internal voice sneaks in, softly …