Category Archives: inspiration

Dignity and Respect- For Yourself and Others

Helping Others Needs to Be a Two Way Street Most of us have been raised thinking it’s appropriate to be generous, kind, loving and helpful to others.  In in today’s world with so much suffering, we are increasingly asked to … Continue reading

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Heroes Among Us…

There are Good People Everywhere You may have read about her or seen her on Ellen®. The story of the the young waitress in Concord, NH who paid the bill for two furloughed women from the National Guard. That meant she … Continue reading

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Success Lessons from Olympians

You Can Use Their Tools to Your Advantage If you watched the Olympics at all the past few weeks, it would be nearly impossible to not be inspired.  There were so many great stories of overcoming adversity and set-backs,o of … Continue reading

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The Power of Hope

Transform Your Life with Hope  “Hope matters. Hope is a choice,  Hope can be learned.                        Hope can be shared with others.”                   … Continue reading

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International Fired Up Month

October is International Fired Up Month! “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Walter Chrysler Celebrated from Oct.1-31, this month focuses on motivation and enthusiasm in the workforce, where people learn what gets them Fired Up! and incorporate that into … Continue reading

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Inspiration from a 12 Year Old

 Not too long ago, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote speech for Community Connections Volunteer Appreciation Event.  This non-profit organization in Jacksonville, FL does an amazing job of fighting homelessness, poverty and hunger, helping families, and homeless women … Continue reading

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The Power of Choice: Stand in Your Power

There are so many times in our lives when we can choose to be courageous, strong, and live in our integrity, and there are times when some of us do not. Regardless of peer or political pressure in any situation, … Continue reading

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What You Focus On You Create

Choose Wisely Energy follows thought so you really want to be careful where you put your thoughts.  If you are worried about paying bills and all you see in front of you is a mess and a stack of bills like … Continue reading

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What Lights Your Fire?

Get Fired Up! By Doing What You Love   When I wrote my first book, Fired Up!, in 1996, it was born from a deep seated passion. I truly believe there is a fire inside each of us that gets ignited when … Continue reading

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Expect the Best of Others at Work and at Home

Are Looking for the Good or the Bad? Remember the astonishing statistic that 88% of American workers NEVER receive thanks for the work they have done?  Some managers expect the worst of their employees.  They are constantly micromanaging them, looking … Continue reading

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