Stand Out Strategies

Take Charge of Your Personal Life So Your Professional Life Can Soar – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker First of all – the idea of personal and professional balance is really a myth. You don’t have a personal life and a professional life – you have a life — and the two most DEFINITELY are intertwined. . Chances are that despite your best attempts to keep the two separate, the quality and stability of your personal life often have a direct impact upon the quality and success of your…

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Success Lies in How We ‘Act’ or ‘React’ – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE, CSP Success is NOT the result of good timing, karma, coincidence, fate or good luck.  Those are the labels used by people who REACT to what the world sends their way The true key to success is to ACT: Cease excuses. Be accountable. Take responsibility. Stand out. We’re all too familiar with the “react” mode – right?  Wake up in the morning, everything’s fine then boom, we stub a toe, get a…

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The REAL Cost of a Negative Attitude – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

And How It Affects EVERY Aspect of Your Life By Motivational Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta The truth is attitude is HUGE when it comes to making the most from your life.  And if yours is a NEGATIVE one?  You can absolutely guarantee that it will cost you promotions, sales, market share, customers, business, friends, and family.  It’s THAT big of a deal. And here’s why…When our attitude is negative, defeating, self-serving, or aggressive it affects EVERYTHING we…

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Leadership…How to be the Person Others Want to Follow! – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

The Power of Influence and Empowerment By Business Keynote Speaker and Human Relations Expert Connie Podesta Bottom line? If there was ever a time this world needs great leaders–it is NOW!  But let there be no doubt about it, LEADERSHIP, helping others succeed–is a TOUGH job.  Both a privilege and a life-changing responsibility. As a leader, YOU have a direct impact on other people’s successes (or failures) as a result of:  Your choices.  Intellect.  Creativity.  Power to influence.  Integrity.  And…

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Six Dare to Be Different Tips for Speakers – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

How to Give a STANDOUT Presentation by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Believe it or not, after more than 30 years in this business, speaking to more than 60,000 people a year, I still get nervous. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. (How many of you feel the same?) I always want to have that little fear-factor edge that keeps me on my toes and never lets me take my job or my audiences for granted. But, I have learned to…

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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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