Whether you believe Donald Trump is the best thing the United States has ever seen, or that he leaves a scar on the nation that may never heal, his brand evokes strong emotion in all of us like little else ever has. The brand lessons leaders in every arena need to learn from him can, in fact, heal this country, if we will put them into action. To be clear, a personal brand is what grows our influence and our impact. Personal brands help executives grow their careers, politic
Whether you own a company, or are growing your career, you have a personal brand. Your brand is what drives your influence and impact – not only in business, but in all your relationships. No matter how much you have already achieved in life, you occasionally need to take stock of how you are showing up. When you do, there will be four clear signs that it is time to reinvent your personal brand for continued personal growth and transformation. Sign #1: You’re Attracting the W
Affirmations create powerful transformations in our lives. I’m talking about mind-blowing-overnight-that’s-just-crazy-how-that-happened transformations. However, I didn’t always believe that. My affirmations didn’t actually work for me at first, and I didn’t understand why they were falling flat. I blamed the very concept of affirmations for my lackluster results. After all, I was doing everything right – or was I? Like me, you might have an excellent affirmation practice, yo
Changing THEIR mind isn’t the point! Today our culture is “polarized.” There appears to be two choices. Both sides point at the other in horrified disbelief, asking, “After all that has been demonstrated that supports the Truth (our views), how can they still believe THAT?” This is not a new phenomenon. Our culture was polarized in the 70’s with the hippie culture and the Vietnam War. We were also polarized with race riots, women’s rights, the McCarthy Era, Prohibition, the C
The first question most of my students ask me about their intuition is: “How can I trust it?” It’s not always easy to tell if our choices are coming from the right place. However, if you follow your intuition, your life is not only likely to be fulfilling and meaningful, your decisions become easier and more reliable. Follow your ego by itself, and you might be successful in many ways, but you’re likely to find yourself wondering why you’re not as happy as you think you shoul
Will it ever end? First Covid-19, then economic shutdown, and now the cries for racial justice. We are living in collective trauma. We can flip the channel or isolate in our homes, but that is a response to trauma, and does nothing to insulate us from the bombardment. So, what is our response-ability? As a disclaimer, I am not a clinical therapist. I am one among millions walking through this landscape, learning to navigate it as best I am able right alongside of you. It has
Ty Andrews, recently re-posted an anonymous micro-article entitled, “Beware of the Fake Light Workers.” It took a derisive stance on metaphysical standbys such as crystals, yoga and vegan diets – all of which I practice. The article went on: “Light comes when you do the work of transmuting that darkness within yourself first, understanding and coming to terms with it.” I had to agree. Then I realized the real problem is that we are often clueless what “doing the work” means.