You’re not going to like everyone you meet and since it takes 3 seconds to make a first impression, you likely jump to some quick conclusions about who’s a friend and who’s a foe, but looks can be deceiving. In today’s video, I’m going to share my secret to dealing with tough people. It’s a simple trick I learned from mother nature. When we can see through tough exteriors, we open up the possibility for connection, compassion and cooperation. And let’s face it, we need that more than ever and being judgmental is exhausting.
Now, as you likely know, I adore people. When I meet someone who naturally exudes warmth, kindness and positivity, I simply have to share. Today you have the pleasure of meeting Anulika, an amazing nurse at the Minute Clinic, a drop-in healthcare facility inside CVS pharmacies. In the video, you’ll hear her insights about how she stays positive while treating people in pain and how her attitude shapes her perspective about the world we live in. I hope she inspires you as much as she inspired me.
Many years ago I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Slonim to help me overcome my subconscious sabotage. Yes, I was a working actress, but I knew that I wanted more. She helped me release those sneaky limited beliefs just under my level of awareness that were holding me back, so I could find my ideal career. It’s no coincidence that my consulting business blossomed after we worked together. I suddenly was moving downstream in life, instead of feeling stuck. Many years later, I’m delighted that she got to share her expertise on the TEDx stage in Ben Gurion University in Israel.
A few weeks ago a producer from The Today Show reached out (on Facebook!) to see if I might be interested in appearing as a guest to share my insights about small talk. Six days later I found myself on live television, in what felt like the fastest three minutes of my life. I decided to prepare for this opportunity the same way I would prepare my clients and students. While you may assume that I winged it, let me tell you… I did not. I practiced. A lot. Here’s exactly what I did to get ready…
Today’s video is all about my simple trick to remember everything you’re going to say, while making sure you aren’t looking away to check your notes constantly. Should you use a script? A teleprompter app? Cue cards? Watch here and find out this little secret.
When you want to connect with people, it’s critical that you know how to share your signature story. It’s going to pull people into your big ideas and give them insights into what makes you who you are. Here’s how to create a signature story, and why it matters.
Imagine being prepared with an effortless way to handle networking events with ease. Here’s the go-to question when attending networking events. When you develop the skill of being interested, rather than just interesting, you create meaningful relationships. Start with this mindset, and everything will be a little easier!
There’s magic in breaking your habits. Studies show that dopamine, a feel-good chemical, is released when you’re doing new things. You never know – your next big opportunity might be on the OTHER side of the street.
My brother taught me lots of things when I was growing up. He showed me how to jump in impossibly big waves at the beach. He showed me how to work a fire extinguisher when I accidentally lit the kitchen cabinets on fire. He showed me how to be a writer, even when I felt too intimidated to start. My brother, Jason, shares his light in many ways. As an author, a father, a husband and as my big brother, I’m proud to share the twinkle in his eyes in this week’s video.
When someone asks you what you do, you have to know how to answer that question. How can you be exciting without being vague, specific without being boring? Here’s the question to ask YOURSELF so you can always answer in a way that’s simple yet compelling.