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The perils and payoffs of self-doubt

I grew up with self-doubt. My childhood was long on criticism, short on encouragement. I learned to question my own performance automatically, thinking I had to do something more to be accepted. It was painful, but as a kid, being found wanting by your caregiver is frightening and renders compliance alluring. In my case, self-hatred …

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3 keys to success

Key #1: What value am I creating in the world? Just GIVE. Create as much value as you can and give it freely, not for profit but out of abundance and confidence. Be creative, enjoy, serve, give value and see what bounces back. GIVE more. GIVING VALUE creates success – not effort or strategy. Value …

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Stuff New Year’s Resolutions, how about a manifesto for 2019?

I found myself thinking about New Year’s Resolutions this week and how tiresome and ineffective they often turn out to be. I don’t usually make them, although I do set goals for the year and drill down monthly and weekly. Do you trust yourself? The problem with New Year’s Resolutions is often how far-fetched they …

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Fail your way to success

Failure – what does it mean to you? Failure isn’t welcome to most of us – we’d rather avoid it. It looks to us like falling on our faces – we may experience it as embarrassing, humiliating or shaming. We might feel stupid and think others will judge us for it. Others may do exactly …

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