Quit It Series

Parenting… Like You’ve Never Heard it Before! – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

by Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Connie Podesta As a former therapist and educator – one thing I’ve been asked A LOT about throughout my career is KIDS. Of all shapes, sizes, and ages. How to raise them well? How to manage teenagers? How to teach them to be respectful and kind? How to handle teach them to be independent OF you — rather than dependent ON you. There’s a lot to take in, and parenting,…

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9 Top Things You Need to Quit To Repel Toxic People – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Connie Podesta Toxic people?  Should come with a warning label. You know, like those hazardous materials signs you see in hospitals or demolition sites?  Because they are hazardous to our health. To our well-being. To our emotional state. Our mental state. Our ability to succeed at high levels. To the good relationships they are bent to erode. Our sense of self-worth.  So why do we do it? Why do we keep people…

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15 Things to Quit Today to Stop Making BAD Decisions – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Connie Podesta Bad choices? Sure, we all make them. Hopefully as we get older (and sometimes wiser) though, we figure out that we can do better than that.  If you’re ready to start making BETTER choices, let’s take a look at the top 15 things to quit starting today. Quit avoiding reality. Too many people live in an “if only” or “I wish” fantasy world—and not in the reality of what is…

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Quit Avoiding Difficult Decisions | Connie Podesta – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Decisions are a part of life, especially the difficult ones. The ones that you have to weigh out a little more than most because they can mean a change of direction, new opportunity, new job, or a choice in a relationship. Every day we’re faced with crossroads and opportunities to choose. I had a radio show, then I was offered a speaking job. When I was speaking full time, I was…

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Quit Being Afraid of Being Afraid – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Let’s talk about fear. As emotions go, it doesn’t have the best reputation. People don’t usually want to be seen as fearful or anxiety-ridden or…well, wimpy. But I want to convince you that fear has some enormous value. I teach my audiences the same thing I taught my children:  being afraid can be the catalyst for some pretty amazing things. As someone who’s been a speaker for more than 25 years,…

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Quit Being a Victim | Connie Podesta – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Speaker 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…

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Quit Setting Goals! | Connie Podesta – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta All right – don’t start sending me hate mail! Let me say first, if you are a goal setter and that is absolutely working for you – stop reading. This is not the post for you. This post is for everyone out there who may feel a little – or a lot like I do. The ones who feel like setting goals can be constrictive. Restrictive. Binding. Limiting. Forced. Uncomfortable. A confidence-killer. Hear…

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