By Human Behavior Expert & Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta Straight talk? If you’re 25, 65+ years old or anywhere in between and you’re still blaming your parents for a few (or many) things you believe are responsible for the condition of your life right now – then you’re totally on the wrong path. Now I’m not saying to discount any negative childhood messages or experiences. I’m definitely 100% an advocate for children who’ve been through trauma and I know what that means moving into adulthood. What I am saying is that when you reach the age of adulthood, it’s time to use your
How to Separate the Friends-in-Need From the Drama Magnets By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta If you’re like most folks, there’s probably someone lurking in your life who is what I call a “drama magnet.” Oh you know them. They suck you in and bring you down and rob you of valuable time and energy. Sometimes you can even feel them coming can’t you? Those little hairs on the back of your neck stand up as a way for your subconscious to yell WARNING! It’s time to ditch the drama. First of all, I’m not saying everyone who tells you their troubles is a drama magnet. Far from it.
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Listen...Indifferent and apathetic people are JUST as dangerous to your life as negative people. Apathy is CONTAGIOUS! You can just feel it, can't you? Those unmotivated,don't-care folks just suck the energy and life right out of you. You can sense mediocrity settling in like a dense fog or wet blanket. Don't be afraid to say, "Oh No! Not around me! I've got things to do & goals to reach!" It's not enough anymore to just stay away from "negative" people -- you've got to keep those ho-hum buddies at bay too. If what you want is to STANDOUT, get
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Several times a week I get e-mails that are very similar in nature. According to my clients, audiences, and readers, difficult people seem to be everywhere! People tell me that they are being nagged at home, controlled at work, pressured in social circles, and subjected to negative thoughts, attitudes and behaviors in all areas of their lives. As one reader said; "It is hard enough to stay positive with all the things going on in my own life without having to deal with everyone else's problems and gripes". I believe most people are looking for advice,
As an organizational therapist and ardent observer of human behavior, Twitter is a fascinating social phenomenon. Actually, I find all of the social media networking is a great lesson in communication styles, and enjoy speaking about it. It appears to be far easier to spit out 140 characters than to take the time and work on clear and concise communication no matter the style. No one appears to judge you on such small sound bites. However no matter what the delivery system, it sometimes seems that folks just don't understand the importance of what they say. People can forget how