4 Easy Solutions to Conversations That Make You Nervous

How to think faster and improve your conversation skills

Surprize introductions to friends, planned job interviews, scheduled business meetings, and the list goes on of possible speaking scenarios that make people uncomfortable. Conversations can make any of us nervous to different degrees.

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Sir Richard Branson wrote about his fear of public speaking in his book the Virgin Way, “There are two types of people: those who get nervous giving speeches and liars.”

In this Video:

00:10 – Do You Get Nervous in These Settings?
00:32 – Here’s What Can Change That
00:57 – How to Think Faster Infographic From Ana Vital
01:20 – A Tip From Comedy Impromptu
02:00 – The 3 Second Rule
02:45 – Learning This Skill Connects You to What Can’t Be Heard
03:22 – Go With This and Correct on The Way
04:00 – Quote from – Peter Drucker
04:15 – Affirmation to Help You Move Forward

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4 Things to Remember When Negative Family Members Threaten Your Joy

Solutions for when people around you may not change.

You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. Family can be a strength, a blessing, and a source of support, but what about those times when family seems to be holding you back or bringing you down?

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With the exception of dangerous or life threatening situations, you often have to come to terms with the fact that they will be in your life. Howbeit you don’t have to resign yourself to being miserable about it.

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00:18 – How Family Might Be Bringing You Down
01:08 – This Brings Positive Energy Into the Moment
02:00 – Bonus Tip: Energy Shifting Tool
02:26 – Do This and Things Will Never Change
02:56 – It’s Tough But Doable
03:10 – This Time Proven Action Step Works
03:36 – You Need This to Turn Those Relationships Around
04:07 – Book Recommendation: The 5 Love Languages
05:05 – Quote from – Lindsay Vonn
05:24 – Affirmation to Move You Forward

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15 Awesome Books That Have Made a Difference in My Life

Good reads for those lazy summer days on the patio or the cold winter nights by the fire

You are very different from me but it’s very likely that we do have one thing in common, a love for learning. Finding a good book to read can be a challenge.

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I’m always interested in what others have found meaningful and helpful, so I thought I’d pay it forward by letting you have a peek at some of the books that have molded my life and thoughts.

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00:50 – 3 Books on Mind and Spirit
02:03 – 4 Books on Communication, Relationships, and Love
03:52 – 2 Books on Money and Business
04:45 – 6 Personal Development/Success
06:43 – Quote from – Vera Nazarian
07:00 – Affirmation to Move You Forward

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17 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be Successful

This is where unsuccessful people fail to make the connection

Success is not a destination. The following definition made me so happy when I first heard it years ago: “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

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It’s being in the process, the journey that qualifies you as successful or not. To many people give up and don’t do anything because it looks to difficult.

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00:18 – Is This a Guy/Girl Thing?
01:06 – It’s Starts Out With These Things You Do About Others
02:30 – Don’t Be Stingy With This One
03:13 – Use This If You’re New To Goal Setting
04:02 – Do You Know What Transformational Means?
04:22 – Quote from – Arnold H. Glasow
04:37- Affirmation to Move You Forward

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5 Easy Steps to Gain Back Your Confidence, and Belief

Maybe you couldn't before but here's how you can now

I hear you saying, “But I can’t have that (fill in the blank), because (fill in the excuse).” How about “I’m too _____ to ever be good at _____.”

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Some of these beliefs about yourself are a little less logical but just as limiting. “He never listens to me.” “She’s not will to do this or that for me.” Your story could be drastically changed with some simple challenging questions.

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00:25 – Limits You May Have Set and Believe
00:46 – The Sources of Learned Limitations
01:20 – Byron Katie’s Formula Passed Down to Me
01:35 – Identify It and Ask This Question
01:54 – The Challenge
02:15 – Connecting to the Effect
02:28 – A Peek at Possibility
02:40 – Ready to Believe Your Choice
03:04 – Quote from – Les Brown
03:26 – Affirmation to Move You Forward

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9 Remarkable Dad Quotes to Share This Father’s Day

Honoring the men who've made an impact on our lives

Maybe you need a light quote to send your dad something new this father’s day or one on a more moving note. I can see my dad in several of these, especially his strength and his calm demeanor to this day.

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Over course there are a couple that remind me of his quirky sense of humor even in rough times.

Share the ones that hold special meaning to you and your father.

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But maybe that's how the world changes, Isaiah. One father, one child, at a time.

“A father is only capable of giving what he has, and what he knows. A good father gives all of himself that is good.”

7 Ways to Stop Negative Thoughts from Getting You Down

Simple tips for keeping your mind right

Do they come up like a virus and take over your mind, or are negative thoughts really YOU? Some people say, we are not our mind. The truth is we have little control over when and how negative thoughts come to us.

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We do, however, have a choice in letting them stay. You can keep negative thoughts from getting you down and here are few tips to kick the habit of negative thinking to the curb.

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00:19 – The Things That Trip People Up
01:30 – This is the Opposite of What You Might Think
01:56 – You Body May Hold the Key
02:27 – The Magic of The Pen
02:46 – An Old Tradition That Brings New Thoughts
03:14 – This One Even Works on Toddlers
03:33 – Retune Your Thoughts With This Fave
03:53 – Disconnect to Reconnect
04:38 – Quote from – Joel Osteen
04:56 – Affirmation to Help You Move Forward

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5 Things That Give You Better Focus in Your Life

Get more of what matters to you done

“Come to the movies with us”, came the beckoning voice of friends. “Can you join a subcommittee to improve an event we’re hosting”, a text from work asked. What do these requests have in common?

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These were two unrelated items that came on my radar as I sat trying to focus on completing this post for you. The mind battle I faced, as I subsequently turned each request down, was exhausting but I did. I kept my FOCUS on my priorities. You can learn to do this too.

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00:43 – This Will Make You Cry
01:03 – Rituals That Matter
01:40 – Say No to Everything Else Besides This
02:20 – Take Care of Your Lacks This Way
02:48 – 5 Tips to Reduce Operator Trouble
04:53 – Bonus Tip, Find Out Who’s There for You
05:13 – Quote from – Sabrina Bryan
05:28 – Affirmation to Move You Forward

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