MY WISH FOR YOU THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Happy International Women’s Day! If you are not familiar with what that means, for over a century March 8 has been celebrated around the world as a day to shine a light and honor global women’s achievements, and identify ongoing priorities for working towards gender equality. In case you didn’t know, the theme of 2017 is #BeBoldForChange. Apropos to stepping …

Join me in the convergence of spiritual and active people

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Political commentator and social activist Van Jones has said, “It’s in the convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.” I don’t believe these big words are over stated – even if they were initially articulated before the current times they describe. There has never been, nor do I suspect …

Who (and what) are you hiding behind?

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Over the last few months, multiple friends from my pre-business life have re-emerged. And in each case, the person has said something along the lines of— Lex, it’s so great to see you claim your voice and step into the spotlight. Hearing such words is incredibly validating. For while I’m one of the lucky ones (I had parents and teachers …

How much spotlight can you stand? (join me for a FREE event)

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Last week I did something very uncharacteristically Lex. I bought a purse. A name brand purse. A purse that totalled more than my last three or four purses combined. And it made me deeply uncomfortable. I first saw the purse a few months ago during what happened to be one of my highest earning months of the year, and I …

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Why being “good” may be anything but

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F*ck. F*ck. F*ck. F*ck. F*ck. “What did you say, sweetie?” I asked, hoping I’d heard my daughter incorrectly.   And then she said it again. And again. And…again. After I put my eyes back into my sockets, unclenched my jaw and remembered how to breathe, my immediate next thought was, I’m a horrible mother. I knew my daughter had learned …

How to find freedom as a speaker (and in biz) – interview with Natalie Sisson

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Up until 4 years ago, building a business around speaking and training DID NOT amplify my freedom. Rather, it got me in my way of it. I felt like I was constantly waiting for an HR leader or event planner to get back to me and let me know if I was the chosen one for an opportunity. I selected …

Speakers Need to Master the Pause – Here’s Why

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Your program sounds great, but I’m pausing until the fall so that I can… My team and I received many emails with some version of this line last summer during one of our program launches. Now, while it was crushing to read these words again and again given how much head, heart, soul and hustle we had poured into said …

We are ALL impostors (plus, a big announcement)

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When Sheryl Sandberg talked about the “impostor syndrome” in Lean In, she brought into mainstream discourse a condition most of us have experienced even if we didn’t previously have a name for it. In the last 5 years since Sandberg’s book, there have been hundreds of articles, books, podcasts, training programs, etc. discussing the prevalence of high achieving women (and …

I’m on fire (literally!) – my $100K speech + my biggest podcast interview

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One of the questions I often pose in my Spotlight Speakers Salon Facebook group is, “What’s your dream opportunity?” For I know that whenever I declare a media outlet or stage where I aspire to speak (and then release my attachment to it), said media outlet or stage (or one even better) shows up. 2016 is the Year of the …