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Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from the USA Women’s Soccer Team Captain

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When people would ask me “Did you see that soccer game?” I would always say, “I have never watched a soccer game in my entire life.”

I can say that no longer. I watched the entire final game of USA vs. The Netherlands. USA won 2:0. I watched because I was told about the strength, teamwork and the talent this team displays. Although I have no idea what the rules of the game are or how the heck soccer players can run constantly for 45 minutes at a time and do it twice, I...

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Finding Focus to Finish the One Thing

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There are so many things I need to do but find that I get distracted so much easier than I ever have before.  I lay out all the things I need to finish that one project that must be done by tomorrow and next thing I know I’m looking at my Washington Post horoscope for the day and then I’m looking for the book I told a client I’d send her and then I’m looking for the invite to the wedding I didn’t respond to…ARGHHHH!  

No wonder I get...

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Set Your Intention, then Find a Structure to Remember It

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I have always been great at testing. There was something about the preparation and pressure of tests that got my adrenaline pumping and allowed me to attack them with complete focus and attention. I knew my stuff!  

When I put the stake in the ground to start my own coaching business and give it two years to turn a profit, I got trained in this field. I attended a six-month coach training school. In order to be certified, I had...

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Maya Angelou: A Tribute

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

This quote is by Maya Angelou who passed away today. She is one of my models and an inspiration for the creation of the "Gutsy Women Win" movement.

She was truly gutsy and bold and stood up for what she believed was the right thing to do no matter what. She lived her life phenomenally. She was the kind of woman I strive to be and many times fall short...

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