Get Excited! Practical Ways to Boost Your Confidence

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Leading without confidence is like trying to drive a car without gas! It just doesn’t work! Confidence is a basic and necessary component of leadership, whether you are leading others or simply leading you! And it’s really a no brainer – you don’t want to fly in a plane with an unsure pilot, sit in the chair of a hesitant dentist, or surrender your locks to a tentative hairstylist! Last week I did something bold – you might even say rather crazy! I scheduled a haircut with someone brand new. No recommendations; not even an online review to guide my … Read More

Take the Next Step… Move Forward!

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Step out into the wild adventure of your life and into a more confident YOU! Ready to make the leap? Here are a variety of options to help you do just that – which one suits you best right now? Confidence Builders This group is ideal for you if you are … –> Struggling to reach your goals –> Can’t seem to break through your upper limits –> Unsure about what’s next for you in your life or leadership –> Want to overcome fear –> Long to walk in all that God has for you!   A Group Coaching Adventure … Read More

Is a Lack of Clarity In These Vital Areas Slowing You Down?

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After carefully weighing all the options in Campus Life Magazine, I settled on Westmont College in beautiful Santa Barbara. It ticked all the boxes: it was a Christian college that offered a business major near the beach and it was five hours from home. It was perfect! And I had never been there, nor did I know anyone else who had. Being independent and determined, I set out bright and early one Friday morning on a weekend adventure to check out the college of my dreams. It took a whole lot of convincing for my parents to let me take … Read More

8 Tips to Crank Up Your Confidence

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One of the TV shows my family and I like to watch together is Chopped. If you are not a foodie, perhaps you have not seen this show where chefs are given a baskets containing three to five ingredients, some of which are rather unusual, to incorporate into the appetizer, entrée, and dessert rounds. The chefs who best use the basket ingredients in each of these rounds move on in the competition. The one who isn’t as successful is chopped and eliminated from the completion until only one of the four chefs remains. More than once, the defining factor in … Read More

Your Leadership: Keep it Fresh

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Yesterday I woke up and knew it was time to get my hair cut. Not just a regular cut – but perhaps a whole new look. Bear with me men; when your hair looks great, you feel great. I know you can relate – the majority of you get your hair cut more frequently than most women I know. And there are those of you who shave your head – that happens with even more frequency! My mind has lingered on the idea of cutting my hair and exploring some new style. Hopefully one that can be managed despite all … Read More

7 Things That Undermine Your Confidence

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At times I have thought that my wardrobe, experience, credentials, connections, or a bold attitude would give me confidence. These things are helpful, but they are not the source of confidence. In college, I decided to take a law class my freshman year despite it being an upper level class. The subject seemed interesting, it fit my schedule, and, having done well in high school, I didn’t even think twice about the level of the course until the first day of class. I soon realized that the others in the class were far more experienced college students than I was. … Read More