Category Archives: Blog Posts

From Scared Speechless to Speech Teacher and TEDX Speaker

Over the past couple of decades, I’ve taught literally thousands of college students how to do public speaking.  Each term I have a few students in my classes who assume my class will be an easy A because they have … Continue reading

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Empowered to Live Our Best Lives When Choosing Wisely

If you want to live your best life, stay focused on the really important stuff. Don’t allow distractions to pull you off course.  That sounds pretty simple, yet most of us easily get sidetracked. I know how easy it is … Continue reading

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Lessons from Susan B. Anthony: A Role Model and a Woman with a Clear Vision

One of my favorite role models from history is Susan B. Anthony. She spent the majority of her life advocating for basic human rights and most especially for a woman’s right to vote. Even into her eighties, Ms. Anthony was … Continue reading

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Time for a Personal Audit

Today I did a personal audit. I asked myself to what degree I was practicing becoming the person I want to be as I transition into a new phase of my life. As I reflected on  my efforts to transition … Continue reading

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Plastic Surgery or Naturally Aged?

Entry #8: October 5, 2017 – Plastic Surgery or Naturally Aged? I still feel young and energetic. I love to research and stay current in areas of interest to me. I also have expertise in the field of communication.  However … Continue reading

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A Discipline of Gratitude

  Entry #7: September 30, 2017 – A Discipline of Gratitude I’ve read quite a few articles on gratitude over the past couple of years. I think it must be a trendy topic. I believe that gratitude is an important … Continue reading

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Entry #5: September 23 – Personal Branding

Entry #5: September 23, 2017 – Personal Branding When our five-year-old grandson asked how old I was, I told him I was very old. Then he said, “Oh. You’re now wise like Yoda from Star Wars.” I thought about it … Continue reading

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Entry #4: September 22 – Tracking Spending Habits

Entry #4: September 22,2017 – Tracking Spending Habits Getting a grip on my spending was one of the most empowering things I’ve done for myself. Last year when I started working on my personal plan for retirement, I realized I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Entry #3: September 20 – Active and Passive Income

Entry #3: September 20, 2017- Active and Passive Income Because I teach, I did have a little flexible time over the summer to work on my encore plan (part of my personal vision map). As a result of my activities, new … Continue reading

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Entry #2: September 19, 2017 – Guest Speaker Drew Dudley Inspires

Entry #2: September 19, 2017 – Guest Speaker Drew Dudley Inspires Yesterday I sat in meetings all day and wished for nothing more than to be retired at this very moment. Today I got to interact a lot more with … Continue reading

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