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How to Inspire People – Infect them with The Enthusiasm Virus

“What I do best is share my enthusiasm.” This quote from Bill Gates, the co founder of Microsoft is worth making a life philosophy. After all folks, lets face it, this man is one of the richest in the world. He has arguably had a greater influence on business and communication than any one else…

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21 Habits of Successful Leaders

Through my own experiences as a motivational keynote speaker on Leadership, along with my research and observations I have a come up with 21 habits that I believe successful leaders live by. They consistently feel good about themselves and believe in their own abilities. They help others to feel good about themselves and help others…

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Thought Viruses

Robert Dilts is a well known American expert in neurolinguistics and writes frequently for a magazine called Anchor Point. In a past edition he was discussing the connection between beliefs and health or wellness. He introduced the concept of ‘thought viruses'. What a fantastic way of describing one of the most powerful mechanisms of illness…

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Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

F.O.W.O.T. It's insidious and affects a huge number of people. It undermines many behaviors and can limit our growth and development. What is it? Fear of what others think! How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source?…

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Creating Life Balance

Stress is a fact of life, but it doesn't have to be a way of life! How long have we talked about needing life balance and at that same time BEEN doing everything we can to go faster and do more! At work and at home, people expect to do more with less and in…

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Creating Joy Spots

Joy is the next competitive advantage! Happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is linked to happiness at work! The latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot”- the sweet spot for performance. Leaders need to make the workplace a…

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How to make people remember you

Based on work by Lila Davachi (Ph D and Professor at NYU). Tobias Kiefer (VP Learning and Development) and David Rock (author of Your Brain at Work), at the Neuroleadership Summit, there is now a formula to enhance memory and learning! A= Attention G= Generation E= Emotion S= Spacing Focused attention is critical for memory…

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Wake up to the spirit in which you do things!

A quote from a book written by The Mother, a student of Sri Arubindo (a famous Indian Guru) touched my heart. “Everything always depends on the way in which things are done. Not so much what one does but the spirit in which one does it.” To me, the spirit in which we do things…

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Why you all deserve a TA DA? + Amanda's new app!

When I lived in America, I spoke to a lovely group in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece's first gym competition. At the time she was 9 and I was (and still am) a very doting, and enthusiastic aunt! In between exercises (which I must say were not that exciting and seemed…

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Your mood matters

The Harvard business review (HBR) lists emotional intelligence (EQ) as the number one quality of a great leader. The essence of EQ is to know yourself, manage yourself and manage relationships. Out of all the various aspects of EQ, HBR states that the leader's mood has the most significant impact on the culture of an…

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