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The Eighth Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 9:08 PM

Your Change Support Team.

People who successfully navigate change are not alone. They surround themselves with people who can help. And they create an environment that supports their change.

When we go through change, one of the first things we feel is alone. "I am the only one going through...

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The Seventh Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2010 | 7:53 PM

Finding your Spirit where tranquility, ideas and wisdom live.

People who successfully navigate change know they are connected to something bigger than themselves.

When everything around you is changing, look for that part of yourself that doesn't change, the part that is calm, centered and always there.

You can tell...

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Lessons from Teaching at a School

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 1:27 PM

I am still here in South Africa and had one of the most rewarding experiences ever last week. I was invited to teach the 9 Principles of Change in a wonderful school in Johannesburg, called The African Leadership Academy. They sponsor kids from the 53 countries of Africa for the...

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Your New Year To-Do List for Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 5:39 PM

Here are some important things to do if you want to do a little bit of inner work on yourself and welcome the New Year with a sense of peace and calmness:

Self-esteem-Write a letter to yourself. Have it come from your Higher Self. Go through what happened last year,...

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What to Focus on in 2010

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 5:36 PM

Here's a great list for the new year.

1. Instead of wanting to be right, be kind
2. Instead of focusing on what you did wrong or what is worth being upset about, focus on all that is right
3. Instead of looking at what has changed,...

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The Sixth Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 5:30 PM

These are the things you can control during change.

People who successfully navigate change know the following:

Change makes us feel out of control. We are wired to want certainty, to know what's going to happen with the business deal or the relationship or the diagnosis. We hate the in-between...

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The Fifth Secret of Change

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2009 | 11:39 AM

People who successfully navigate change know that the quicker they accept it, the less pain and hardship there will be.

Resisting change is never the answer, and yet, we all do it. We resist the new boss. We resist the expense cuts. We resist the new strategy from the top...

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The Fourth Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2009 | 11:37 AM

Let's think about Change Demons.

People who successfully navigate change give themselves permission to be human. They feel their emotions and know how to move through them. (Companies also fit themselves under this statement.)

Getting through a tough change isn't about "thinking" yourself through it. It isn't about an action...

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The Third Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 6:39 PM

How strong is your change muscle?

People who successfully navigate change know they are resilient, strong and capable of getting through anything. Period.

No victim, poor-me, blame-something-or-someone attitude, life-is-against-me, no putting yourself down for bad decisions or regrets.

You have a "change muscle," as i affectionately call it, that part...

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The Second Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2009 | 6:15 PM

Principle 2: The Change Guarantee: From this situation something good will come. (Write this down somewhere visible!)

People who successfully navigate change know that change always brings something positive into their lives. Every change has something good associated with it eventually. Often the reason why something is happening is not...

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The First Secret of Change

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 8:26 PM

People Who Successfully Navigate Change Have Positive Beliefs

Your biggest need right now is to develop new beliefs about yourself, about the particular change you are facing at the moment and about life in general. Nothing will have a bigger impact on the way you handle change. What you are...

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The Metaphor of the Plate

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 8:03 AM

I've been sharing this at many of the recent speaking engagements and workshops I've done so I wanted to do it with all with you.

As we go through our lives, we all tend to want to "fill up our plates" with jobs, family, health, money, some passions and hobbies,...

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So You Want to Start a Business? Here's How

(3) Comments | Posted October 25, 2009 | 7:22 PM

I'm speaking at the Maria Shriver Women's Conference in LA this week. Very exciting. I am honored to have been invited again.

For those who won't be attending, I wanted to share what I am going to be speaking about. Here are top tips on how to start a business...

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The Dalai Lama's Amazing Proclamation to Women!

(9) Comments | Posted October 17, 2009 | 3:51 PM

My friends Claire Zammit and Katherine Woodward Thomas, founders of the runaway hit teleseries, Women on the Edge of Evolution, recently shared that His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a proclamation that stunned the crowd at the recent Peace Summit in Vancouver: "The world will be saved by the western...

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Qualities of a Change Agent

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 11:44 AM

It seems like more and more people want to give back, volunteer, feel as if their work matters and that they are making a difference. For some, they want to create change in their community, in their school, in the workplace and for others, they want to change something on...

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The Quality of Life Project

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2009 | 9:32 PM

My friend Kit Cooper is a successful entrepreneur who started a wonderful movement called The Quality of Life Project.

His mission is to help us all see our lives through the lens not of money or success but of contentedness, happiness, being more conscious of our day-to-day lives. He...

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The Optimists' Manifesto

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2009 | 5:19 PM

I've had the privilege of interviewing thousands of people for my book, The First 30 Days, who are navigating change in their lives. For some it's a career change or a shift in their relationship, for others it's a health diagnosis or a change in their finances. And for others,...

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Patience

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2009 | 6:56 PM

I've been struggling through some of my own stuff, personally and professionally, and the only word I keep getting to is Patience. Not my favorite word, believe me. I have never made that word my friend. I've been mad at people who say it to me. I've also been good...

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2012: A Time of Change?

(7) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 3:50 PM

There's been quite a bit of talk about 2012 and whether some dramatic change is going to face the world, the planet, each of us individually. I wanted to share a few thoughts about what I know, what I've read and what I personally choose to believe about this subject....

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The Power of a Sincere Apology

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2009 | 4:32 PM

Apologies happen -- sometimes multiple times a day. We apologize when we unintentionally say something hurtful, when we make a mistake at work, or when we bump into somebody on the street. And then there are the bigger apologies -- those we should have addressed months or years ago. Maybe...

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