A Change and a Choice By Keynote Speaker and Change Expert Connie Podesta I can just imagine what you are thinking right now. "Seriously? Where do I find more time when I'm so busy I can barely breathe? In a holiday season where I should be putting other people first and me last? " I hear you. I've been there. But let's be honest. It's not a matter of finding a few minutes--it's the reluctance to change your routine, prioritize differently or rethink your options that keeps you so very busy. Two things must happen if you truly want some balance in your life. One, you must truly
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.
The Power of Influence and Empowerment By Business Motivational Speaker and Human Relations Expert Connie Podesta Bottom line? If there was ever a time this world needs great leaders--it is NOW! But let there be no doubt about it, Leadership and helping others succeed? Is a TOUGH job. It’s both a privilege and a life-changing responsibility. As a leader, YOU have a direct impact on other people’s successes (or failures) as a result of: Your Choices. Your intellect. Your creativity. Your power to influence. Your Integrity. And your ability to coach, mentor and teach others
How to Create More Time to Focus on What Really Matters While Ditching the Guilt! With Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta In a world that’s spinning at about 1,000 miles an hour (and 1,000 things at once) for most women, that whole elusive concept of ‘Life Balance’ seems like quite the slippery slope! So we wanted to tap into the humor, how-to’s and success strategies from one of the world’s top motivational keynote speakers, award winning authors, and an expert in the psychology of human behavior as it relates to relationships, change, communication, and life balance. – Connie
More From the Life Would Be Easy Series... By Connie Podesta Passives take the path of least resistance by tuning out, ignoring, avoiding or backing away and withdrawing from people and situations rather than dealing with them head-on. I know they say the “meek shall inherit the earth” but it sure don’t make it any easier for the rest of us (or themselves for that matter) whether it’s in the workplace, at home, at a family gathering or dealing with customers. So let’s explore what’s going on inside this always intimidated, afraid-to-get-their-needs-met and often frustrating personality.
If It Weren't For AGGRESSIVE People By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Imagine yourself in a face-to-face confrontation with a football player, or a soldier, or even a bank robber. These are overbearing, powerful, and intimidating personalities when they are playing their respective roles. Aggressive is a good word to summarize the impact of such people. The Aggressive Personality – Manipulation Through Hurt and Anger One does not have to be physically intimidating to be considered aggressive. In the context of relationships, aggression may be expanded to include any
An Amazing Series on How to Become the Best YOU! Tip #3: Quit Playing Emotional Games By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Let there be no doubt—game-playing is a killer when it comes to keeping a relationship alive and healthy. It undermines the ability to love, trust, feel safe, fight fair, be vulnerable, experience intimacy, have fun together , work together, share ideas, discuss money, raise children, set values, and experience success. Healthy relationships are based on one thing...healthy communication, otherwise known as assertive-- or to get right to the point—ADULT
An Amazing Series on How to Become the Best YOU! Tip #3: Quit Expecting Life to Be Fair By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta How unfair is it to even talk about this subject? Let’s face it—the deep desire for fairness and what it stands for should not have to be disputed, explained or justified. Unlike many things we value in life, a sense of fairness does not have to be taught or modeled in order for us to know when it happens and when it doesn’t. Even young children intuitively know whether something is “fair” or not. It is almost as thought we were genetically hardwired to
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta So we have talked about how to Quit Living in the Past—letting go, releasing and forgiving, moving on, and taking back control of the here and now. But, for some people, living in the past has never been one of their particular obstacles. In fact, they deal with exactly the opposite… Which brings us to #2…Quit Living in the Future How many of you can relate to this? You are the ones who are one, two, even twenty steps ahead of yourself. Before you have even completed a project, your brain has already moved into fifth gear and you are on to
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