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Spring is for Hope and Optimism

In the last six months, I have noticed a gradual erosion of hope and optimism in myself and many people around me. From the complexities of COVID protocols to the disequilibrium of the Great...

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Who Do You Give Your Power to?

Recently, I happened to give a speech out in San Antonio. Two established professionals from the audience reached out to me a few days later asking for advice around a similar challenge. They both...

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False Starts Lead to Great Second Chances

My Olympic fever continues. This week the sprinting events caught my attention. While cheering on a couple of Canadians in the 100 m sprints, I was noticing the false starts. In today’s...

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I HAVE OLYMPIC FEVER.

I can’t get enough of The Games. I find myself switching between swimming, diving, beach volleyball, soccer...you know the list. Some of you might be expecting...

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3 Ways to Build Courage Today

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”

― Maya Angelou

 
As the world prepares to open up, and...

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5 Tips To Help You Thrive In University 

Whereas childhood is a time for well-rounded approaches, as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Simply 'getting by' will not attract the right...

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Starve Your Failures

{Originally published in The Huffington Post, 07/27/2016}

In 2016 Serena Williams had a historic win at Wimbledon, capturing her 22nd grand slam title. Of her victory, she said: "I had to start...

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Affirmations: Science, yes. Magic, no.

Simple affirmative phrases can change the negative thoughts that undermine your confidence. I have about 10 affirmations that I’ve developed over the years. I keep them on a written list...

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5 Tips Towards Optimism (No Fluff)

When I was a kid, I loved reading the Winnie-the-Pooh series by A. A Milne. The adventures happening in the Hundred Acre Woods were always enough to hold me and make time fly.  And while most...

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