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The Power of Living & Leading with Your Truth

Life shrinks or expand in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin~ If you've been following me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ during the past six months, you know that I was inspired by Shonda Rhimes book "Year of Yes" in the declaration of 2017 "My Year of Yes".  Of course, a key practice that I'm having to embrace in a bigger way is the practice of being courageous as I weekly push myself to step beyond what is familiar into that which isn't familiar and someone scares me. As 2017 began to unfold, I remembered how using my superpower of curiosity helped me to diminish my previous fear of driving, public speaking, flying on a plane and even uprooting from my hometown of Columbia, SC to move to Wilmington, NC. I shouldn't be amazed by how my strength of curiosity helps me flip the script on my fear-based stories, yet, I am forever grateful for the grace to maintain this child-like trait when so many adults dismiss it as they get older…
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The stories that you are telling yourself are either making you feel more expansive or more limited about your leadership ability and success.

If you're a female leader, this is an invitation to make plans to join me at the Activate Your Personal Story Power 2-Day Leadership Mindset Master Class in Columbia, SC on January 19-20, 20218.

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