Thoughtful Thursdays

Death to the Ego … or Not?

Death to the Ego … or Not?

Let’s face it. The ego gets a bad rap. We are told that our ego is inflated or too big. We have egomaniacs and egotistical people and . . . You know. There are a million ways that the word “ego” is used in very negative ways. Therefore, it’s a logical misconception...

Death to the Ego … or Not?

Let’s face it. The ego gets a bad rap. We are told that our ego is inflated or too big. We have egomaniacs and egotistical people and . . . You know. There are a million ways that the word “ego” is used in very negative ways. Therefore, it’s a logical misconception...

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Challenging Your Beliefs

Challenging Your Beliefs

I recently picked up a book from the bookshelf in my office. It was a book I had purchased for a course that I never completed, but the title jumped out at me that morning. I thought it might be good for my next read.

Then, I read the back cover. It was a book that challenged one of my most deeply held beliefs. For a moment, every fiber of my being screamed “I DO NOT WANT TO READ THAT BOOK!”

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Being Right Is Great . . . Until It Isn’t

Being Right Is Great . . . Until It Isn’t

Being right is highly valued in our society. We are taught from an early age that we need to have the right answers, the right beliefs, the right friends, the right . . . yeah, you know. I’m sure you’ve experienced it in some form or another.

Being right was especially valued in my family.

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Asking for What You Want

Asking for What You Want

Do you ask for what you want? In business? In your friendships? Partnerships? Even with your children? Many people, especially women, hesitate to really ask for what they want, honestly and openly. Why? Because it’s often perceived or labeled as being “selfish”, “demanding”, or, if you are a woman, “aggressive”.

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The Freedom to Act

The Freedom to Act

Freedom is one of the most powerful and fulfilling values that we can hold. I was reminded – again – of the power and value of freedom on a recent trip to the D-Day beaches and sites in Normandy, France. Visiting Normandy is a moving and awe-inspiring experience – one I highly recommend for everyone. The bravery and sacrifices made that day (and in the days surrounding it) remind us of the price of our freedom, and the need to commit to it and preserve it.

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If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?

And, it’s why I left my corporate job and created TRANSCENDENCE: Living a Life of Meaning. Not only do I want to make a difference, make a bigger contribution myself, but I am passionate about helping other people do that too, especially women leaders.

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