Fighting for Happiness in the Midst of Tragedy By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Whoa! Life is moving along just fine, thank you very much—when out of the blue, it hits us—a crisis! For me it was a recent house fire which destroyed 90% of everything material that I owned, loved and cared for. A crisis is something so far from what we wanted or expected that it totally knocks the breath out of us. “It’s like a dream,” we say. “I’m going to wake up and discover this never ever happened at all.” But unfortunately we don’t wake up. There it is, a looming force to be reckoned
As a Keynote Speaker, I often ask my audience: exactly what IS your title? Or perhaps I should say titles plural since we’re often asked to wear many hats these days in our hustling, bustling work environment. And their answers? Are all over the board. Bottom line: No matter what your job title or description, ALL of us are in SALES. Oh, and if you don’t realize that SALES is the single, most important aspect of your job, then you will never experience the success you want and deserve. “Whoa now,” some of them reply, “No way. I don’t like, want to be in, have an
Forget What Anyone Tells You to the Contrary! by Connie Podesta Listen, there's all kinds of people in the world. Those who will lift you up and those who drag you down. And some who are quick to tell you that getting ahead, succeeding, doing a great job at work all has to be an effort in drudgery, dullness and nose to the grindstone. Truth is? Some of the most successful people on the planet LOVE what they do every day. They have FUN with it. And even the parts of work that are well -- WORK. They make it fun. They find a way to enjoy the day. I get it - don't get me wrong.
Six Essential Elements to Adopt in Your Business By award-winning Keynote Speaker and Author Connie Podesta Bottom line: If you don’t understand PEOPLE-- customers, colleagues, leaders, owners, family, friends and YOURSELF, there is NO WAY you can ever experience success—at any level. Imagine just for a moment how much you, your team, and your franchise could accomplish if you understood WHY people do what they do and say what they say. Especially when it comes to your customers. Reality check: Customers are picky, internet savvy, impatient (even INSTANT gratification takes way
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Go on, it’s okay. Admit it! We all know that life would be a whole lot easier if we didn’t have to deal with those few (or many) difficult people we just can’t seem to avoid. I think you know who I’m talking about. What’s not okay is to give up something you need, want, or deserve because of their rude, obnoxious, sullen, and apathetic habits. Yes, I do mean “habits.” If you’re tired of playing their game, take charge of your life by taking a good look at yourself! You can not change them, but you can change what you do and how you act around
How to Become the Best You - Tip #1: Quit Living in the Past By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta There’s an old saying that I love by D.W. Williams, “Past experience should be a guide post, not a hitching post.” Boy – isn’t that the truth? Still living in the past? QUIT IT! We can’t change what was – not how we grew up, not past relationships, not lost friends or family members, not old hurts or old haunts or whether or not we came in first in whatever it was we were trying so hard to do once upon a time. I do understand that some of you have a legitimate right to be angry. To be
That’s right. Cut it out. Too often we spend SO much time LOOKING for something to make us happy. Make us feel BETTER. Make us STRONGER. Make us more WHOLE. Guess what? It’s not OUT THERE. It’s right INSIDE you. Believe it or not you were born with all the key ingredients for happiness, success, strength and wholeness. Sometimes you’ve got to just dig down and find it. I’ve found that for a lot of people – the trick to that is to QUIT. Not give up, mind you, but rather to quit getting in your own way. Quit doubting. Quit over-analyzing. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit denying
To Build the Life You Really Want By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Human Relationship Expert Connie Podesta Ever hear that saying that says before you can grab hold of what you really want you’ve got to let go of what’s you’re currently holding on to so tightly? That’s what I want to talk about in this article. Those things that no longer serve you and those things that frankly, NEVER did. Let them GO so you can be happier. More successful. More balanced. Less stressed. And for some of you – a whole lot more fun to be around. (Ouch!) Ready to dig in a little and see if any