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Put the Power of Influence to Work for You

What do these five things have in common: earthquakes, tornadoes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, and in-laws? They’re all things over which we have no control. Some of the things we worry about—like natural disasters and other people—are beyond our control. Though they’re beyond our control, they’re not always beyond our influence.

That which is beyond your control is not always beyond your influence.

If you’re faced with an “uncontrollable” in your life right now, don’t give up. Instead, read the following three ways to influence the uncontrollable and come up with some creative actions you could take.… Read More

9 Habits of Worry-Free Leaders

Today’s world is extremely chaotic. There are new challenges to face every day. The way we do business, how we socialize, and how we live continues to change rapidly.

What I’m seeing as a Worry Management Expert is that because these changes are so rapid and profound, individuals at every level of business are stressed. Changes breed uncertainty and uncertainty creates fear. That fear is keeping people stuck. Whether you’re a leader of your company, organization, team, or family, you need to help model calm in the chaos.

The following 9 Habits of Worry-Free Leaders act as strategies to remain… Read More

The Top Ten Quotes on Worry to Help You Feel Better Now

No matter how much you’ve worried in the past or are worrying right now, you can let go of worry. I know you can because I did!

I was once a chronic worrier. I worried about my weight and my appearance. I worried about making mistakes. I worried about my job, about money, and about being alone. I worried about being loveable, being likeable, and being good enough. You name it and I worried about it.

The strange thing is, I believed that my worry was helping me. Looking back now, I can see how it was “helping” me. Worrying… Read More

How to Overcome Rejection to Achieve Your Goals

Did you know not all worry is bad?

That’s right!

Some worry can actually be good for you. Sometimes it’s saying, “Hey, pay attention! There are some things you need to do to protect your health, your wealth, yourself, your family, your business.”

When you feel worry brewing, instead of sitting there stewing, get up and start doing!

When you’re feeling worried, ask yourself, “Is this worry prompting me to take action?” If it is, act.

Sounds simple enough, right?

The challenge is fear and worry often stop us from taking action.

Has fear ever stopped… Read More

Do You Believe in Miracles? You Are Never Alone

*Trigger Warning: Grief, Loss

This may seem like an unusual Christmas message. Yet, this is a story of hope. It’s a story of help in the midst of a storm. It’s a story to ease loneliness during a time that can be lonely for so many.

It was the first snowfall of the winter and the day after I returned from a holiday in Disney World with my husband and two young daughters. It is a day I will never forget!

The Driver

We had booked a Disney “land and sea” vacation package. Three days at a Disney… Read More

Inspiring Stories to Help You Adapt in Changing Times

When my daughter Lindsay was a little girl, she was looking through some black and white baby pictures of her dad. She asked, “Daddy, was everything black and white in the old days?”

“Yes,” he said.

She looked puzzled and asked, “When did the new days start?”

He quickly replied, “When your mom was born.”

Change is happening all of the time. We often don’t notice the little or unexpected changes until we look back and see how far we’ve come.

Some change – like the pandemic – happens so fast we can get thrown-off balance physically, financially, relationally, and… Read More

Finding Ways to Innovate

We cannot change what this pandemic has done, but we can change ourselves by learning to adapt and move forward. Adapting to change helps you to enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

— Viktor Frankl

In my business as an international speaker, I have given keynotes and training sessions around the globe in Canada, United States, Mexico, Australia, Aruba, and United Kingdom. I love travelling. I love being together with others and… Read More

Quarantine 15: Dealing with a “New Normal Summer Body”?

In addition to dealing with a “new normal” way of life, many of us are facing another new normal – a “new normal summer body.”

The term coined for weight gained during the pandemic is: The Quarantine 15.

A popular post on social media reads:

“Due to coronavirus, my summer body will be delayed to 2021. Thank you for understanding.”

Making light of difficult situations can have its place in helping to reduce stress.

But . . .

Let’s face it, weight gain can be hard on our self-esteem, health, and overall wellbeing.

What can you do… Read More

Five Steps to Control Your Thoughts . . . So Your Thoughts Don’t Control You!

I was dressed and ready to drive to the studio where I hosted a morning TV show. Before leaving the house, I had to take the trash to the curb for collection. As I neared the end of my driveway, I tripped and fell.

I hit the pavement so hard that my hands and knees were bleeding.

I went back into the house and, feeling sorry for myself, I was just about to cry.

I thought, “Denise, you have a choice. You can choose to continue feeling sorry for yourself, or you can choose to make today the best day… Read More

The SNEAKY Way You Sabotage Your Goals: AND why this will be the year you finally succeed!

Ever wonder why, in the past, you didn’t stick to your goal to: lose weight, quit smoking, stop drinking, or whatever else it is you’ve been trying to achieve  . . .

Even though you really, really, REALLY wanted to?

It wasn’t because you didn’t know what to do.

I’ll bet you knew exactly what to do. You probably even had the plan to follow – or – at the very least, you knew how to figure out where to get it!

So what was it?

1) What stopped you?

AND, more importantly . . .

2) How can… Read More