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What To Look For When Your Dream Fades

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiekDtP2dZk While preparing to speak at an annual professional conference in Las Vegas, I am reflecting on 23 years ago when I was here on vacation--watching the iconic Sands Hotel being demolished to rubble. Just as new hotels replaced the Sands, our lives probably look very different than 23 years ago. You probably had dreams [...]

How To Know If You Should Say Yes To An Exciting But Scary Opportunity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHkgYwj8BK0&t=48s We've all been there…an exciting opportunity comes knocking on our door. Maybe it's a job interview, promotion, or a new professional endeavor. Maybe it's relocating to another city or state. Maybe it's an invitation to do something or go somewhere. And although you feel a rush of excitement, this same opportunity can also feel [...]

Three Ways To Enhance Your Charisma As A Speaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2gHLNYGAFA Three Ways To Enhance Your Charisma As A Speaker Have you ever noticed that some speakers possess some sort of charisma; you resonate not only with their message, but the way they are delivering that message? And yet other speakers deliver great content, but their message doesn't have the same impact because their delivery [...]

Utilize Your Five Senses To Build Inner Confidence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERUEbKZjS-8&t=6s On those days when you need a boost, simply turn to your five senses for help! When you learn how to utilize them, they can help you feel more confident on the inside, and appear more confident on the outside. Here are some ways that they have helped me in the past:Sight: I always feel [...]

The Introvert’s Fear Of Being Trapped

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD8My8L3BA8&t=65s I frequently hear the following interesting comment in my conversations: "You can't be an introvert. You are so social." And I respond with, "I am indeed sociable…but only for brief periods. And yes, I am an introvert." Many introverts like to socialize; they just want a way to escape when they are "done." Do [...]

A Word Of Caution For Confident Introverts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Mb7r8q4IA I can easily sum up a potential downfall for confident introverts: They risk being seen as rude, aloof and unapproachable. As introverts (and I am one), we tend to "live in our own heads", always thinking. Thinking about everything. And while we're in our heads, we are often unaware of how we're coming across [...]

Life Lessons From Valentine’s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAi6SVjlWV0&t=111s It was a Valentine's Day long ago, and I was in my first grade class where a boy named Marvin liked me. And I was irritated by that fact; because I instead liked a boy named David, who I didn't think liked me.But Valentine's Day was coming, and this was the perfect opportunity for David to give [...]