What The Hell Does “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” Mean, Anyway?

You take action – even when you’re not ready! You take action – even when you’re scared shitless! You take action – even when you do NOT have all of your ducks in a row! You take action – even when you’re not sure of the outcome! “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” is facing … Read more

Gary Vaynerchuk Proves You Can Change Your Old Ways

“…following a schedule and working out have been 2 of the biggest confidence-builders to me to know that I’m capable of changing (for the better) “… following a schedule and working out make me believe that I could have been an “A” student, where I used to believe that not to be the case.” Gary Vaynerchuk, … Read more

How To Get My Lazy-Ass Thyroid To Pick Up The Pace

My doctor looked at my lab results and said, “Your Thyroid is functioning slowly.” So, naturally, I yelled at my Thyroid to pick up the pace! After picking up my prescription for L-Thyroxine, I shared my slow-ass Thyroid story with my Facebook friends. Most of the responses were kinda worthless (at least initially): “Check out some dietary fixes before … Read more

Public Speaking Tips: Screaming Confidence at Toastmasters Contest

After winning 1st-place at the District 39 Toastmasters 2013 Spring Conference’s “International Speech” contest on May 18, 2013, in Stockton, CA, I want to share the public speaking tips I follow to keep myself screaming with confidence: I breathe. I smile. I stand up, often. I shake my legs out periodically. And I also stand on … Read more

Personal life coach – Lean Into Your Calling

Life Coaching: I watched “Akeelah and the Bee” last night and loved the message. Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne) coaches Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and has her read a framed statement hanging on his office wall when she loses confidence: “… Your ‘playing small’ doesn’t serve the world. … Read more