Month: April 2022

Reflecting On Make Your Comeback Stronger Than Your Setback

Reflecting On “Make Your Comeback Stronger Than Your Setback”

If you’re a human being (I know you are!), you – like me – have experienced setbacks. In this nugget, I’m reflecting on the advice “Make your comeback stronger than your setback.” Here is the link to the TEDx Perth talk I am referring to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk1v11Iq0K4 Transcript Greetings. If you’re a human being – and I …

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work-life balance

What Suits You Better: “Work-life Balance” Or “Dynamic Work-life Harmony?”

Let’s talk about work-life balance. I’ve heard some famous speakers, even female speakers, talk about how unrealistic – and “dead” – work-life balance is. They say the term implies that work-life balance is “static.” Who came up with that idea? I think there is a better way of thinking about it – and a more suitable …

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Strive To Be A Great Speaker - And Be Yourself!

Strive To Be A Great Speaker – And Be Yourself!

My nugget today is about speaking. In my experience, speaking can be quite rewarding. As you strive to improve your speaking, I want to remind you: BE YOURSELF, please, because you are wonderful as you are. See what I mean in the video (or transcript) below. Transcript Greetings, Dr. Stephie here. Today’s nugget is about speaking. I invite you …

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How To Become A Master At Anything You Want

How To Become A Master At Anything You Want

Greetings. Dr. Stephie here. I was thinking about how can you become a master at anything you want? I think the answer is pretty simple (but not as easy to do – but you can do it!).     Transcript Greetings. Dr. Stephie here. I was thinking about how can you become a master at anything you want? I think …

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reinforcement training

Make Your Training Really Stick With “Reinforcement Training”

What is “reinforcement training” and why is it so important? I have been doing this for a long time – and then I read it in the book “You can’t teach a kid to ride a bike in a seminar” by David H. Sandler, the founder of the Sandler sales system. I’m fascinated! Transcript Greetings. …

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Articles to Training program

How to Convert Your Expert Articles Into A Training Program

Imagine you have written a pile of articles on a particular subject. You decide to create a training program from it. Imagine furthermore that you are a subject expert who has lived and breathed this topic for years. You might be a software guru, a medical doctor, a chemist, an electrical engineer, or any other …

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graduation story

Getting My Brilliance Out Of My Brain Is Freeing

Recently, five people graduated from the Brilliance Mining Cohort we began in February. As I mentioned, I’m so proud of them. Everyone achieved tangible results. Everyone shared what it had been like for them. Here’s what Jacquelyn Martin had to say. She works as Chaplain for the DFW Airport, is a Distinguished Toastmaster, and has …

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Wake up happy every day

The Huge Gift Of Waking Up Happy Every Day

Imagine waking up happy every day, no matter what happened yesterday. How awesome would that be? How freeing would it feel? Seneca said, “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” If you wonder who Seneca was, he was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, advisor to Emperor Nero, and …

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off-the-cuff speaking

How To Improve Your Skill Of Speaking Off-The-Cuff

I just returned from a fun evening with people who belong to the “off-the-cuff” Toastmasters Club. They do precisely what the name of their Club suggests: speak off-the-cuff, i.e., with little to no preparation.  This particular Club meets monthly, and they rotate the location of their in-person meetings from one member’s house to another. This …

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