How I let my daughter see me shine (plus an invitation to my FREE speaking master class)

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It’s taken me close to 2 years to reconcile my desire to do big work in the world with my coexisting desire to be home as much as possible with my daughter while I do it. While I work at least a few hours 6 days a week, and many days a “few” means up to 9 or 10 hours, …

The danger of taking advice from people like me

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While we are just a few days away from “falling back” and moving into Daylight Saving Time, the last few weeks there have been many moments where I’ve felt like I could just “fall down.” Although I’ve never felt more on purpose or happy, I’m simultaneously feeling wiped out. While to be fair having a series of 7-day workweeks and …

How I negotiated my way into my dream vehicle

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As I drove off to the opening weekend of this year’s Influencer Academy last Friday, enjoying the sweet smell of new car leather, my hair blowing in the breeze coming through my sunroof, while rocking out to my favorite 90’s jams on satellite radio, I felt a deep sense of satisfaction as I enjoyed my first ride out in my …

How I Fell in Love with Media Interviews…and How You Can Too!

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The Wednesday the week before Thanksgiving in 2010, I pinched myself as I was cleared by security to go up the elevators at 10 Columbus Circle. Living in New York and teaching public speaking at CUNY’s John Jay College, I walked by this building twice a day, three times a week, for 2 years. Most days, I was envisioning a …

Take a Stand with Fran Drescher, Lewis Howes, Deborah Kagan & ME!

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Last weekend I listened to a phenomenal conversation between Elizabeth Gilbert and Brené Brown on Liz’s Magic Lessons podcast. They addressed many topics at the intersections of creativity and personal narrative, including when it’s appropriate to share your stories. After all, Brené has become connected to her quote, “Shame cannot survive being spoken.” But… Brené is also unwavering in her …

workshops that wow

A Guru Called Me “Brilliant” + Workshops That Wow FREE Video Series

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I am always looking to dial-up my speaking and business game. Without allowing myself to get distracted by shiny object syndrome, I’m clear that the only way I can consistently over deliver on my clients’ expectations is if I put myself in the position to have others over deliver on mine. So it’s rare that I go a full quarter …