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Week 21 – Take a Stand: Imagine what you could do


I’ve just returned home from the Writer’s Workshop in New York City and I’ll be heading to San Diego, for the Speak, Write, & Promote: Become a Mover & Shaker workshop on 6/3-6/5. Reid Tracy and I have a blast teaching people to deliver inspiring speeches, use social media in fun ways to build an audience, and the ins and outs of getting published.  Come join us!  You can register here.

I’m live on the radio this week (5/23 at 5pm ET/2pm PT) and you can listen by visiting  You can also call for laser coaching at (866) 254-1579.

Be kind to yourself!



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Topic of the Week

Take a Stand

Last week I read a blog by Seth Godin that said:

“Just imagine how much you’d get done if you stopped actively sabotaging your own work.

We must be talented, powerful and resilient creatures indeed given how much we manage to produce despite the constant undercutting, ridicule and needless censorship we aim at ourselves.”

I like Seth’s blog and his entry got me thinking…

Imagine how resourceful, creative, loving and powerful you must be to live the life you’re living right now while under the constant scrutiny and judgment of a harsh inner critic.


Imagine how much more you could be and do if you learned to become your own best cheerleader?

The possibilities are endless….

Take Action Challenge

To become your own best cheerleader, start with three simple steps:

  1. Every morning when you wake up, welcome yourself to the day by saying: “I am so excited to be sharing this day with you!”

  2. Repeat the affirmation above a minimum of twenty times during the course of the day.
  3. Catch yourself being mean to yourself and use that moment as a trigger to say: “Whoa, you are an amazing human being and I will stand by you no matter what!” Repeat this step as necessary .

This week’s video is extraordinary. Animals are wise, far beyond what we know.  Have a look, here.

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