"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

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Do You Have a Map or GPS for Success?

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Everyone wants to be successful and live a meaningful and fulfilling life without major struggles or stressful survival issues. It is human nature to want to be successful. Each of us defines it differently. There is no right or wrong answer, nor is there an absolute quantifiable measurement. Although, society holds up certain criteria, milestones,…

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The Resilient Woman

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Women operate simultaneously on so many levels; it requires them to assess needs for various situations constantly. Not that men are not resilient, they are, however, while it can be challenging to recover from setbacks and unforeseen disasters, women usually rise victorious. The dance of life is unscripted. If fortunate enough to have a plan,…

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Accountability

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Does personal accountability matter anymore? When we hear the word accountability, most think about owning up to our actions, taking responsibility, being transparent, and not making excuses. In society today, it is easy to “hide” and avoid being accountable because much of how we communicate is behind the cloak of anonymity. We send text and…

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Want to Get More Things Done?

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Are you constantly bombarded with things to do or things you want to get done? Even if you create lists, tasks and projects seem never to end. The answer is to get a workable plan to manage your life and work that suits your personality and mindset. Think about the time of day when you…

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Can You Teach Appreciation?

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Is it a lost art to show appreciation?  Life seems to move at break-neck speed these days. We don’t even have time to have conversations, but rather send cryptic 140-word tweets or text messages. Do you ever wonder how our children and the broader younger generation will learn the art of appreciation? Take food, for…

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Focus on the Result to Break a Bad Habit

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

We all have habits; many are automatic and beneficial, but some are not helpful, even negative. Your brain performs many complicated, multifaceted functions and assigns many activities to autopilot; such as biological and physical functions—like breathing and digesting food. This allows your brain to efficiently perform ingrained operations at the subconscious level to work on…

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Call Upon Your Personal Courage to Face Fears

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

It’s a challenge to face your fears and not being paralyzed by them. Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He said these words as a way of comforting a country devastated by a harsh depression. Even today those words can be comforting, especially when we realize that…

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7 Strategies for Coping with Change

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Yes, change happens; it’s inevitable and part of the process of living. Few things remain the same. Change can be positive or negative. The only thing you can do is to learn how to cope with it and build up your self-knowledge to manage it when it appears. Yes, it’s scary because change is fraught…

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Writing Your Life Story, Who Cares?

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Everyone has a story — a unique story. Never underestimate the power of the story or the power of telling your story. Your story is extraordinary. So, why is this important? Writing your life story enables you to acknowledge and clarify past perspectives about significant influences, triumphs, challenges, and life lessons. I don’t mean write…

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