Browsing All posts tagged under »expanding possibilities«

Be the Hero of Your Story

May 18, 2010

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– photo by wallyg via Flickr.com Today Josh Hanagarne, the World’s Strongest Librarian, wrote about Hercules and what his modern Labors might look like. That got me to thinking about heroes.  Heroes are sometimes born for the work (Hercules couldn’t help it as the son of Zeus), sometimes they choose the hero’s quest (Theseus choosing […]

Time for fun – try the Magical Quest-o-Meter today!

May 17, 2010

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I think my innately Serious Person side is creeping back, perhaps the result of completing a few job applications. CAN YOU HELP ME!  I need someone to help me have fun. So, I have added a new feature to the blog: The Magical Quest-o-Meter Tadaa! [Cue musical flourish] What, you may ask, is the Magical […]

If We’re All in Sales – Who is YOUR Customer?

May 12, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=shake+hands&iid=87241″ src=”0083/0205d1b2-8854-4b97-890f-3551be442758.jpg?adImageId=12823258&imageId=87241″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] – Who is your customer? One of the most important things I learned from taking the Dale Carnegie course was this: We are ALL in sales. The point of this mantra was that EVERY interaction provides an opportunity.  An opportunity to make a connection.  An opportunity to […]

Spread your ideas – learn to speak in public

May 6, 2010

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A long, long time ago, I wanted to become a lawyer.  I applied to law school and was admitted.  The month before school started, reflecting on my vast knowledge of being a lawyer (gleaned mainly from watching episodes of L.A. Law), I realized that, as a lawyer, I would have to speak in front of […]

What’s holding you back? Think again

March 23, 2010

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My friend Donna sent me an article about a group of runners who will be running the Monument Avenue 10K race this coming weekend (along with me and 37,000 of our closest friends :))  These runners face the same challenges that every runner faces: finding time and discipline to train, nursing injury, trying to exceed […]

How to become good at anything – Try, Do, Experiment

February 27, 2010

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“Mom, this is the best dinner, ever.”  Surprising words from one of my picky eaters, especially when applied to my cooking.  Cooking is not a particular passion, but I have been doing a LOT of it recently for all the usual reasons (control over nutrition, variety, family values, budget, etc.).  Although I’m not an expert […]

Achieving your outrageous goals with MAGIC!

December 30, 2009

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=magic&iid=5102865″ src=”2/1/4/9/Person_waving_magic_044f.jpg?adImageId=8732567&imageId=5102865″ width=”234″ height=”321″ /] Magic!  That’s all we need – something that will make achieving our goals effortless, mythical, astonishing.  When guilt and longing (and procrastination and intimidation) fail to make it happen, magic will help you achieve your goals. Well, okay, I don’t actually have a magic trick to make […]

Another inspiring story – you must read this!

December 22, 2009

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Over at Copyblogger, Jonathan Morrow has written an incredible post about his own experience as a baby with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Totally inadequate summary: Jonathan was diagnosed as a baby with SMA and was supposed to die by the time he was 2 His mom refused to accept the doctor’s prognosis and kicked medical butt […]