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Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Empowerment 
Have you ever had an idea, a dream, or a sudden burst of confidence to try something new, only to be reeled in by your internal voice that says, "Who do you think you are?"?  All of a sudden we find ourselves in a tug-of-war between our confident, forward moving self and the other self--the one who holds us back by causing us to question our ability. 

You've heard those voices say things like:

You always start a new project and never finish it.
You tried something like this before and failed.  ...

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Is It Time To Kick Some "Buts"?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Thursday, May 31, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Are you a dreamer, a doer or both?  Is your head in the clouds, full of ideas, are you able to plant your feet on the ground and take action?  Confident people let their imagination soar with possibilities and have the courage to take action.

If you find yourself dreaming big but acting small, you might need to kick some "buts" that hold you back.

Test yourself.  Think of a dream, big or small.  Do you have any "buts" holding you back?
  • "But I don't have enough time.."
  • "But there's n...

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Give Everyone an "A"

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Leadership 
The book, The Art Of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, talks about a concept called "giving an A" which suggests that we simply choose the perspective of seeing everyone, including ourselves as having great potential.

People rise (or fall) to our level of expectation.  Imagine what would happen if you gave an A to anyone and everyone--your spouse, children, employer, co-workers--even strangers.

It is easy to fall into the hab...
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Leadership--It's All In Your Mind

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Monday, June 6, 2011, In : Leadership 

Do you think of yourself as a leader?  Do you enjoy leading?  As you were growing up, did people tell you that you had natural leadership qualities?

If you don't see yourself as a leader, know that you are leading and probably don't even know it.  Why?  Because we are all leaders simply because of our influence.  Whatever you believe, think, value, feel, or say influences your behavior. These are all the result of your mindset, and your mindset...

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