Giving Praise to Inspire Your Staff to Greatness

“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise” — Mary Kay AshThumbs Up and  a Well Done! on a blackboard 

Mary Kay Ash established the global Mary Kay® direct-sales cosmetic business in 1963 with $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son. Today it is a $2 billion company.

Mary Kay built the foundation of her business on the Golden Rule. She advocated, …Read more…

Do You Have the Mental Toughness to Become a Champion?

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, the nine-time winner of the French Open, is having a tough season. The champion has lost five times on clay this year, his favorite surface. Many are predicting that in this year’s French Open he will be defeated by Novak Djokovic, who trounced him on clay last month in Monte Carlo.

But Nadal is having none of it. He is one of the most mentally tough players on the tour.

When asked by a reporter if the 2015 French Open tournament might be the beginning of the end, he replied, …Read more…

My Heart is Racing So Fast I Think I’m Going to Faint!

Being a little nervous before a presentation, or media interview, is only natural.overcome-stage-fright3-150x1501 However, it’s not natural if you panic and your heart starts racing, you break out in a sweat and want to throw up.

If that describes you, then you need to work at reigning in your stage fright. Preparation and practice are essential. …Read more…

You’ve Lost Your Audience – Now What?

You’re feeling good, you’re well prepared, the room set up is just right, and you’ve launched into your presentation. BoringAudienceThen your heart sinks. You can feel the negative vibes coming from the audience.

They’ve tuned out. …Read more…