10 Tips to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

Your plate is full and you feel the pressure. Work responsibilities. Credit card bills. Marriage and family responsibilities. All the pressure and stress can be overwhelming and lead to burnout.

Here are 10 common-sense tips to help you reduce stress and avoid burnout. And what makes these tips extra special is most do not require extra time on your part. Instead, they will help you re-engineer the time you already have.

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How I Was Introduced to The E+R=O Mindset

September 26, 2022
The E+R=0 Mindset

As a professional speaker, I have the privilege of keynoting for business and association conferences. And over the years, I've become known for a very specific core message. I view this message as an amazing gift that was given to me that I now get to share with hundreds of audiences. What is the core…

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How to Become a Motivational Speaker – It's Not What You Think

September 12, 2022
How to Become a Motivational Speaker

I'm a professional speaker. My presentations primarily focus on leadership, corporate culture, and employee engagement. With that said, when people find out about the work I do, most respond by saying something like, “So, you're a motivational speaker?” (I even had this conversation last week with an acquaintance I've known for 5 years.) I used…

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The Common Denominator of Success Is Work

August 29, 2022
The Common Denominator of Success Is Work

One of Vince Lombardi's most famous quotes is: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” But don't miss this. Vince Lombardi also said: “The common denominator of success is work.” The Common Denominator of Success is Work Why is work the common denominator for success? Here are three important reasons to…

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Time To Reveiw (and UPDATE) Your Personal Goals

August 14, 2022
Time To Reveiw (and UPDATE) Your Personal Goals

Setting and achieving personal goals is not a once-a-year process. It's ongoing…annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily. What's more, now is one of the most strategic times to review and UPDATE your personal goals. Time to Review (and UPDATE) Your Personal Goals When and How to Review Your Goals. If you don't regularly review…

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3 Realities to Living Your Dream Life

July 25, 2022

When you graduated high school or college, were you challenged by a motivational speaker to live your dream life? While I don't speak at graduations much anymore, I used to quite often. As a graduation speaker, my job was to inspire students to apply what they learned in school to live their dream life. While…

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A Different Kind of Personality Test – 7 Toxic Personalities to Avoid

July 10, 2022
A Different Kind of Personality Test - 7 Toxic Personalities to Avoid

You have probably taken at least one personality test. The DiSC profile. Myers-Briggs. Perhaps even the Enneagram. But have you ever seen a personality test that identifies toxic personalities? I haven't. Here's a quick personality test for identifying toxic personalities. It's not really a personality test, it's just a list of seven draining personalities I've…

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12 Quotes on How To Be Successful

June 27, 2022
12 Quotes on How to Be Successful

How to Be Successful “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”  —Herman Cain “Learn how to handle rejection, work hard, and function outside of your comfort zone.” —Gonzo Arzuaga “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Life More Starting Today

May 16, 2022
5 Ways to Enjoy Life More Starting Today

Do you want to enjoy everyday life more, but don't know exactly how to do it? Try these 5 ideas on how to enjoy life more starting today… 5 Ways to Enjoy Life More Starting Today Live. Life is a gift. It is to be embraced and experienced with joy… even in tough times. Notice I…

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The Power of Irrational Positive Thinking

May 2, 2022
The Power of Irrational Positive Thinking

You have likely heard of positive thinking. But have you ever heard of the power of irrational positive thinking? This idea was coined from The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain by Tali Sharot. According to Sharot, “Optimism biases human and nonhuman thought. It takes rational reasoning hostage, directing our expectations toward a better…

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7 Tips on How to Build Self-Esteem (+ a Bonus Tip)

April 18, 2022
7 Tips on How To Build Self-Esteem

The term “self-esteem” is often used to describe a person's sense of self-worth. Self-esteem involves a variety of personal beliefs about who you are such as your appearance, belief system, talents, and behaviors. Healthy self-esteem leads to a balance of confidence and humility. Unhealthy self-esteem leads to a lack of confidence mixed with either egotism…

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