What being a professional poker player taught me about life

For the past decade, I’ve been a poker player. I’ve played in my cousin’s basement, illegal underground games, and casinos all over the world. Though some luck is involved, poker is a game of skill;...
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The don’t-offend-anyone or sound-like-your-bragging way to share how great you truly are

For some reason, almost all women and many solopreneurs—both male and female—find that talking about their greatness is a little uncomfortable. Or a lot uncomfortable. This is a common block for...
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The Gift in Failure

Are you as hard on yourself as I am when it comes to your failures? Does failing at something make you feel shameful? Does it make you put yourself down? Do you think you're not good enough? I do...
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Discovering the REAL YOU

The most important question you can ever ask yourself is “Who Am I?” Sadly, some of us get so busy “doing life,” making money, creating families, running businesses, starting new careers—that we...
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#CWC2017 Speaker Profile: Heather Criswell

Heather Criswell is the founder of WiseInside, speaker, and author of the award-winning How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too) and Wise Talk from the Other Side. She’s the host of WiseTalk...
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The Gift in Failure

Are you as hard on yourself as I am when it comes to your failures? Does failing at something make you feel shameful? Does it make you put yourself down? Do you think you're not good enough? I do reflect on the things that seem to go wrong in my life. And I've come to...

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Discovering the REAL YOU

The most important question you can ever ask yourself is “Who Am I?” Sadly, some of us get so busy “doing life,” making money, creating families, running businesses, starting new careers—that we never really stop to figure out who we really are. Knowing yourself is...

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Don’t Believe Everything You Believe

Last month I sold my home of fifteen years.  The home where I walked my son to his first day of kindergarten and also packed him up for college. The home where I knew my husband would never return after the day the ambulance transported him to hospice. The home where...

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6 Ways to Eliminate Your Struggle

Back to school season is in full swing, and with it comes common complaints such as “my son struggles with the transition from vacation to getting back on a school schedule,” or “I’m struggling with summer being over.” When and how did the word “struggle” become so...

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The Mirror is the Struggle

Over the course of my years, I have encountered so many women who struggle with their looks. It seems to be an eternal theme which crosses generations. I have come to realize the privilege of having a body, even though the joy of being able to perceive our world in it...

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The 90/3 Rule

For most of us, it is typical to look to external variables for solutions.  In business, we may look to the economy, our competitors or marketing as the reason we aren’t achieving the results we want. In our personal lives, we blame our partners, finances or our...

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Success Depends On Your Lens

It took me seven weeks. Plus, the five before that but I’ve decided not to count those. Seven—or twelve—weeks to push back the mound of to do’s on my list and get back to writing my book. The only thing, coincidentally that stays on my to do list because I actually...

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International Women’s Day Challenge!

It's International Women's Day! Today is for taking the time and space to stop and acknowledge the incredible contribution women are, all over the world. In the name of celebrating this amazing day, here is my challenge to you: take the following three actionable...

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The Benefits To Being “Exclusive”

Let's talk about Exclusivity. For this piece I am talking about exclusive defined as "restricted or limited to the person, group, or area concerned." It's something that has come up in several conversations I had during the holiday week. Sprinkled throughout the break...

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How Appearances Can Be Deceiving ..

Dolphins cannot walk. Cats cannot open their own tins of food. Pigs cannot fly. Cows walk on four legs, not on two. Birds cannot make art as humans do. Appearances can be deceptive anyway. I have to admit, there are many things intelligent creatures can do and create....

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Stand In ‘IT’…Empower You!

Currently, we have a diverse global workforce. One, that is filled with new bright eyed professionals that are not as willing to just go with the old corporate paradigms. These young professionals and even ones that have been in the workforce for twenty years, Generation X + Y, are holding new ideas coupled with higher levels of anxiety, depression and stress.






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