Category: Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

The Greater Impact of Pressing Pause

Do you ever feel so tired that you literally can’t move?

Do you ever wonder if you are experiencing a level of “burnout?”

Do you ever wish the weekend was just one more day and you still had just one more hour of sleep before you had to wake up?

A couple of months ago, I was so overwhelmed with fatigue that I decided to consult a physician.

She had come highly recommended as someone who had a “holistic”

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Why Your Parking Experience Will Never be the Same: Lessons From One Company Who’s Doing it Right

The wonderful thing about this country is that there are opportunities everywhere. If you have a son or daughter who’s working as a valet during their school break, for example, don’t think of it as a dead-end job. It could lead to much greater things.

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Women in Parking conference, in front of a group of professionals who work in the parking industry around the country.

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Are You Distracted?

Our times have been dubbed the “Age of Distraction,” and I was recently reminded of how potentially perilous distraction can be, especially for pedestrians! I was driving to CNN and I was on the phone talking to a potential client about presentation topics. I was so engrossed that I literally didn’t notice the police officer at the crosswalk, telling me to stop.

He pulled me over and gave me a very stern warning.

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The Greater Impact of Thinking of Others

I recently attended my daughter’s NYU graduation. This poem, Think of Others by Mahmoud Darwish, was read by one of the speakers. I thought it was really beautiful and thought-provoking, and wanted to share it with you.

As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
(do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you conduct your wars, think of others
(do not forget those who seek peace).
As you pay your water bill,

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The Secret of a Greater Impact

I recently spoke to a group of entrepreneurs on how to get people to like you, trust you, and generate new business.

Everyone had to share the experience(s) that had most impacted their lives. The directive, however, was that while stories were being shared, the listeners were not allowed to relate the story back to themselves; they had to simply listen, and then ask qualifying questions such as, “In what way?” “Tell me more?”

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The Greater Impact of Internal Monitoring

Take a moment and think back to the last time you did or said something out of anger or frustration. Something that, on reflection, you wish you hadn’t done.

It’s in those moments that each and every one of us needs to become acutely aware of our internal monitoring system. Think of it as your own personal feedback system, an internal gauge that signals it’s time to pause, breathe and think about what you are about to say or do.

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The Greater Impact of New Year’s REVOLUTIONS

For many of us, synonymous with the start of a New Year are resolutions. I once spoke to Dr. Eric Plasker, Health & Wellness expert, and author of The 100 Year Lifestyle, for a CNN Sunday interview on this very subject.“New Year has come and gone, and every year the same thing happens. You make resolutions, and within a few weeks, it’s all gone – the enthusiasm and the hope… Once again,

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The Greater Impact of Thought Stopping

Stop sign
Yesterday I had the pleasure of running into someone who had recently attended one of my programs. She told me that the concept of thought stopping and thought replacement that I had spoken about was truly life changing. She said she only wished she had known about it earlier.
For me personally, it is also one of the most valuable tools,

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