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5 Tips for Battling Imposter Syndrome—Don’t Let your Confidence Falter

This past weekend I was in Montreal for the McCall McBain scholarship selection. McCall McBain scholarships are the most prestigious in Canada set up at McGill, the number one ranked university in...

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Build Resilience by Knowing Your Stress Tells

IN EVERYDAY LIFE THERE IS STRESS. We hear the word stress and automatically equate it to something negative that will not be good for us or our performance. Recognize there is good stress and bad...

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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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What You Think...You Become

 

A few weeks ago, I was conducting a leadership retreat on health and wellbeing. I was sharing information about affirmations. My typical parameters associated with constructing them are:...

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The Underrated Power of Raising Your Expectations

When Roger Bannister broke the record in the four-minute mile, he achieved what seemed impossible — But within a year of that breakthrough, 24 other people broke the four-minute mile....

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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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What's the R.O.I. of Self-Confidence?

The other day I was having a discussion with my team about the correlation between self-confidence and income. My partner, Sunny, (former Marketing VP), is sharing her thoughts here:

 

Your...

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The Universe Conspired (3 ideas for when life is lousy)

Over the years, I have received emails from viewers of my TEDx Talk, The Skill of Self-Confidence, asking for advice about relationships, bouncing back from failure, chasing career goals or finding...

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