Category Archives: Insights

Debunking the “Magic Elves” Myth – Just Get It Done

Hey there! Once again, Make It Happen Monday has arrived and with it, an epiphany for me. Thanks for allowing me to share. (Ok, I know I didn’t ask, but you’re still reading.) I have come to realize that despite … Continue reading

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You Must Be Joking – Laughing Reduces Stress

It usually happens about four minutes into the conversation. A few pleasantries are exchanged. The short bios are recited. I say that I have lived in Berlin for twenty-five years and then, they pop the question! No, not that one. … Continue reading

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Want to tame and train your inner critic? – You learned this in kindergarten.

Here we are at the beginning of a new week, full of new possibilities and opportunities to grow and learn and to live fully! I woke up to beautiful, warm sunshine streaming into my bedroom, already buzzing with excitement about … Continue reading

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When Your Life and Your Values Are Out of Sync – This is really personal

Somewhere in the capital city of Germany, an alarm clock rings; it is 6 a.m. Rise and shine you beautiful thing! A woman pops up at the edge of her bed, stretches her arms above her head and tossing back … Continue reading

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The Little Beast Called “Conference Call” – Another Foe of the Overcommitted Professional

People walk in at various stages of a meeting that has more or less begun. They are introduced by the “off-camera” voice of the virtual operator. They introduce themselves again. They talk over each other, coffee machines hiss, buzzers buzz, … Continue reading

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Are You an Overcommitted Professional? Not Sure – Check Your Résumé.

Hey there, are you an overcommitted professional? Hmmmm. Good question, right? Here is a tip to help you answer that question. If you woke up this morning after sleeping less than your usual five hours because you were up writing that … Continue reading

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A DREAM – IF IT’S WORTH DYING FOR, SHOULDN’T IT BE WORTH LIVING FOR?

“Yeah, they punched me in the face and kicked me. I’ve been put in the hospital a few times,” he said, peering into the space in front of him. “It doesn’t matter. They know what I stand for and I … Continue reading

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About Taking Action and Accountability Partners

Happy Fantastic Friday! Before you take off for the weekend, I wanted to give you something, so I wrote this for you. I hope you like it! With the year still so young, lots of us still have our attention … Continue reading

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How I Changed the World and You Can Too – No Superpowers Needed

Who has not thought about it at least once or twice? Changing the world, making the world a better place; it’s a desire that has existed probably from the first day after that really unfortunate fruit incident in the paradise … Continue reading

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Go from Moan-day to Magic Mondays! Develop a ritual to get out of overwhelm

Ok, imagine it’s Monday again. Are you “A” – excited to greet Magic Monday and all its possibilities and opportunities? Or would you honestly prefer “B” – whatever it may be? If most Mondays roll around and the Sunday night blues still have a hold on you … Continue reading

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