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  • July 15th, 2020
    Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood

    My father raised me and my 8 brothers and sisters on the teachings of Stephen Covey. I admire Covey’s work and highly recommend his books and leadership training programs. A concept Covey teaches is “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”. He says, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they…

  • July 13th, 2020
    Are your thoughts limiting you?

    For many years I believed I was not a good writer. My husband is an amazing writer so I always compared myself to him. He’s a good writer and I am not — that was the thought. That thought became a belief because I thought it so frequently. Actually, I believed it was a fact,…

  • July 8th, 2020
    Are you afraid of making mistakes while speaking in English?

    Are you afraid of making mistakes while speaking English? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve worked with thousands of non-native English speakers and fear of mistakes is one of the most common problems for almost every single one. And what happens when you are afraid of making mistakes? You stop speaking up. You stop sharing…

  • July 6th, 2020
    If You’re not Improving, You’re not Doing Deliberate Practice

    I’ve been reading the book ‘Grit’ by Angela Duckworth this month as part of our Pro Book Club Meeting. There have been so many incredibly concepts I’ve learned that I’m excited to discuss with you and our Pro Community, but one concept really jumped out to me that I wanted to share. It’s the concept…

  • July 2nd, 2020
    A Proactive Mindset is a Confident Mindset

    Language holds great power. The words you choose to think, write, and speak to yourself and others truly matter. Let me show you a powerful contrast that will demonstrate what I mean. These sentences below are examples of reactive vs proactive language. Read these sentences on the left out loud and notice how they feel.…