It’s All Good–Even the Criticism!”

Published on September 21, 2012 by

A colleague of mine has been tweeting about my new e-book "Seven Steps to Happiness"--and of course, I'm happy about that! It's always nice to have friends and colleagues to believe in you and support you and what you do.

That being said, unless you are a hermit, in ...

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Seven Secrets to Happiness! (New Kindle Book)

Published on September 19, 2012 by

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What would it take for you to really love your life? For many of us, answering that question isn't as easy as it seems. Life has a way of shaking things up and rearranging everything--leaving us with uncertainty, confusion and a medley of emotions.

If we took ...

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What Success Feels Like

Published on September 8, 2012 by

Alan's note: This post originally appeared in http://adventuresofapicunurse.blogspot.com/ The author is my daughter who is a Nurse Practitioner in a pediatrics intensive care unit of a major hospital in the U.S.

What Success Feels Like

In my last post (here), I talked about how incredible successfully intubating a patient was. ...

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Influence Tips From Elvis Presley”s Back Up Singer (Ray Walker)

Published on June 29, 2012 by

I never saw Elvis in concert, much less met him. The closest I ever got to the King of Rock and Roll was in meeting Ray Walker of the Jordanaires, who sang backup for Elvis for 14 years. After seeing Mr. Walker perform at an event, I joined the small ...

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Imposter Alert! You’re Smart and Successful…So Why Don’t You Feel Like It?

Published on June 6, 2012 by

Are you an imposter?

Okay, let me clarify—despite being smart, talented and accomplished, do you often feel as though you aren't? Do you find yourself thinking, “I know I’m all that, but I don’t feel like I’m all that”? If you are nodding your head in agreement, you are not ...

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Are You a Perfectionist?

Published on May 3, 2012 by

I was coaching an employee, who, by his own admission, is a perfectionist. He is rarely satisfied when he completes a project or turns in a report or gives a group presentation at work. And he is okay with that—with never being satisfied. (He says never being satisfied doesn't bother ...

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Making Peace With Your “Inner Perfectionist”

Published on May 3, 2012 by

If you want to do better work, feel better about yourself, perform at higher levels and surprise yourself by how brilliant you are, consider making peace with your "Inner Perfectionist". After all, do you really need to demand so much from yourself so often?

Of course, you don't really have ...

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Why You Don’t Deserve A Raise…Yet

Published on May 2, 2012 by

Perhaps you've bought into the myth that if you work really hard, work well with others, put in a few extra hours, do above average work, or get another degree, you'll have earned a raise. Don’t be too hard on yourself—millions believe the same story. In order to earn a ...

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How To Deal With Change You Don’t Want: The Truth Will Set You Free

Published on April 28, 2012 by

How do you deal with something in your life you don't want? What really works when it comes to changing your life? Do you need to focus on the positive and pretend you aren't upset? In my last post, I dealt with how to deal with change you don't want, ...

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How To Deal With Change You Don’t Like

Published on April 10, 2012 by

Change...

Do you love it or hate it? Well, it all depends on the direction of that change, doesn't it? If it's in the direction you want, you love it. If it's in the direction you don't want, that can be tough. And sometimes, really tough.

Some people cry after ...

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