Archive for February, 2014

Going Red for Women

February 25, 2014

Go Red for Women logoThis Friday 400 women will attend an annual luncheon hosted by The American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart disease – the #1 killer of women in America. As the keynote speaker, I’ll be addressing “three shades of red” that can help you live life LARGE:

 1. RED is the color of passion

Is there something you’re passionate about? Family, golf, travel, work, chocolate? If you ask a stroke survivor they’ll say they’re passionate about living a healthy life. Don’t wait for an illness to start taking care of yourself. Work your bucket list NOW!

2. RED face embarrassment can
    be a great life lesson
Have you ever opened your mouth and inserted BOTH feet? Me too (big surprise, right?) Our words have the power to boost someone’s self esteem, encourage strength and instill confidence – or – destroy it all. Watch what you say and think before you speak!

3. RED stands for risk 

If you don’t take risks in life, you risk living a life of regrets. When are you going to take that trip, begin zumba classes, learn how to paint, join a club to meet new people? Staying in your comfort zone = mediocrity.

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From Russia With Love: How The Olympics Can Boost Your Work Performance

February 19, 2014

Olympics 2014 NBC logo
The Winter Olympics are in full swing as the world watches athletes dreams being realized and shattered depending on their performance.

Your work performance may not get you a medal but there are relevant lessons to be learned from Olympics coach Bob Bowman – the guy who trained THE most decorated Olympian – swimmer Michael Phelps.

1. Ditch the ‘one size fits all’ attitude
Managers need to learn what motivates an employee.
Some respond to logic, others want to be left alone to
work their way. There’s no cookie cutter approach.
2. Determine your gold standard
Each organization has a certain standard that
everyone needs to buy into. Be a little better today
than you were yesterday and you’ll live up to it.
3. Continue to develop your skills
Good judgement comes from experience and experience
comes from bad judgements. You learn the most from mistakes
as they are opportunities to change what’s not working.

Olympic Medals

The Russians put on quite a performance to show the world they are a power player.

Show your organization you’re a team player by taking these tips to bring home the gold!