Category Archives: Motivational

Breaking the Cycle of Low Self-Esteem

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  Throughout my entire childhood, I was surrounded and raised by women with low self-esteem. In fact, they had no idea of the meaning of it. My grandmother, who birthed 13 children and raised some of her grandchildren (including me most of the time) was one of the, She was content to allow my grandfather to bring home […]

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The Power in Networking

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  You have probably heard a thousand times (as have I) that your personal and professional success is as much about who you know as what you know. But although I had heard this over and over again, I didn’t really GET the message until I became the Director of two organizations within a large Federal agency […]

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Ten Quotes to Help Boost Your Self-Esteem

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   Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself.  However, there are so many things that affect those feelings. Negative childhood experiences, the demise of a valued relationship, or even the lost of a job can have an effect on how you are self-valued. No matter what the cause of how you […]

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Journey to Change

Last night while preparing material for some online training I will be presenting, I decided to look back on the past five years of my life. A part of the training I will be giving will require the participants to plan ahead for the next five years of their lives, but I decided to look back […]

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Expect the Unexpected

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  We all make plans, wish for things and have expectations of how someone will act or something will turn out. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out the way we would like and people don’t always react the way we expected or sometimes even show up. There have been times where I have planned an event, expecting hundreds of people […]

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Dealing with Yourself

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“It is a lot easier to pick someone else a part than it is to put ourselves together.” It is a lot less painful to look outside of ourselves than it is to look within.” These are two statements that I heard on an empowerment call as a young lady was sharing her story. I lead discussions […]

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Are You Your Biggest Challenge?

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm”….African Proverb Sometimes, if we would dare to be totally honest with ourselves, we would find that WE are the root cause of our struggles. In many cases, this can be very difficult. Some don’t want to own their own mess. It is much easier to believe that other people are […]

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The Pain of Success

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  Believe it or not, pain can be the best thing to ever happen to you, especially on your climb to success. Pain and struggles force you to view yourself differently. It exposes your flaws…things about yourself that you might not like. Acknowledge that there are weaknesses, no matter how painful it may be, and […]

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Who is Surrounding You?

It is often said that you are the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time. I heard this saying so much that it led me to look at those who were surrounding me. What I found was that I mostly hung around those who needed me, who depended on me, who considered me to […]

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Learning to Let Go of Expectations

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The one thing that destroys relationships and rips friendships apart more than any other is expectations. Saying that others are not meeting our “needs” usually means that they are not living up to our expectations of them. We then try to seek out the reasons they are not meeting our expectations and project our often false perceptions on them […]

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