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Engage and Conquer: Unraveling Fear-Based Procrastination 

I have been thinking about fear lately and its connection to procrastination. Webster defines fear as an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. So, what is the relationship between fear and procrastination?  The truth is that fear and procrastination often go hand in hand. Procrastination is the act of unnecessarily […]

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Unlocking Strategic Success: The Art of Harnessing Optimism’s Power 

More than ever, navigating our day-to-day challenges tests not just our skills but also our mental resilience. All professions demand so much from us, both physically and emotionally. Yet, amidst these challenges lies a profound truth: the power of optimism.  In my own journey, I’ve faced moments of despair and hardship. I’ve experienced firsthand the

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Unlocking Your Professional Potential: The Power of Perspective 

Welcome back to the Transformation Times! With over 6,800 subscribers already on board, I am thrilled to continue our journey of growth and empowerment together.   In this edition, we delve into the profound words of Viktor Frankl, who said, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose

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Embrace, Act, and Communicate: Keys to Sustainable Success 

In the fast-paced business world, it’s easy to get caught up in the relentless pursuit of our goals, constantly pushing ourselves to reach new heights. While ambition is undoubtedly a driving force behind success, there’s something equally important that often gets overlooked: acceptance.  Accepting where you are in your journey is not a sign of

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Why are Collegial Interaction and Connection so Important? 

The Power of Professional Groups and How to Find Your Home. Having just attended and hosted the 15th Spear Education Annual Summit, I was struck by the energy in the room and the thirst for reconnecting with colleagues and continuing their professional development and learning. We had almost 1,000 dental professionals in attendance, and the

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Unwrapping Happiness and Perseverance: Three Lessons from the Barbie Movie 

This past year, we saw the release of a heartwarming and inspiring Barbie movie that touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. Beyond its enchanting effects and captivating storytelling, the film conveyed profound lessons about happiness and perseverance. In a world where both qualities are often sought after, the Barbie movie provided a timeless reminder that

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Setting Business Goals with a Dash of Culinary Wisdom 

🍲 So, I was cooking for some friends this past weekend, and as usual, I was following mise-en-place practice. This is a French term for “put in place,” it means that ingredients are prepped, tools are gathered, and everything is organized before cooking begins.  🧠I had this brainstorm about how goal setting and achievement are like

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Empowering Your 2024: 24 Tips to Cultivating a Positive Mindset. 

As 2024 approaches, I wanted to share some practices to help you and your teams set the tone for a positive and fulfilling journey.   Here are my 24 actionable insights to help shape a positive mindset and contribute to your personal and professional well-being.  1.    Set clear and achievable goals for the year: Define specific, realistic

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