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Silence The Voice of Doubt by DOING

By Jenny Hansen If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. — Vinny vG. Yep, that “Vinny vG” was a do-er. [That's Vincent van Gogh to the rest of us, in [...]
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10 Bits of Stellar Advice from J.R.R. Tolkien

by Jenny Hansen What if Tolkien had never written his books? What if there had been no Hobbits and no Gandalf, no Legolas or Frodo? The world of story would be an entirely different place. Our journey and our personal stories matter. They really [...]
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Achieve Success by Playing To Your Strengths

by Jenny Hansen This post is dedicated to all you new grads, and to the parents who’ve supported your journey. * * * * * * As a corporate software trainer, I’ve got to be ON each day I’m in the classroom. It doesn’t matter whether [...]

A Secret to Success, In 200 Words or Less

by Jenny Hansen photo credit: Melody Campbell via photopin cc “If you can eliminate the outside noise, you’ll find that the answers are inside you.“ ~ Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings When I travel, I always [...]
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Have a Love Affair with YOURSELF

Several years ago, of my gal-pals called me and said, “I’m walking down a new path, starting today. I’m going to have a love affair with myself. I’m taking a room at the beach and doing nothing but be kind to myself for [...]

How Much Love Fits In a One Inch Picture Frame?

by Jenny Hansen One of the most stellar bits of writing advice I’ve ever read was dispensed by Anne Lamott, the author of writing classic, Bird by Bird. She tells writers to: “Keep a one-inch picture frame on your desk to remind yourself [...]
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Creative Problem Solving: Keep the Cow Out of the Ditch

by Jenny Hansen Harvey Mackay is one of my favorite columnists because he always makes me think about multiple topics. For example, I might go to him for a business lesson and, instead, a family or life lesson. Case in point: one of my co-workers [...]
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“Chocolate Philosophy” Made Simple…

by Jenny Hansen Chocolate is practically a religious experience for my husband’s family, especially dark chocolate. See’s Dark Nuts & Chews, dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s, and the ever-popular Dove Dark Chocolate [...]
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23 Stellar Bits of Motivation from Zig Ziglar

by Jenny Hansen Several years ago, I went to a motivational seminar and saw Zig Ziglar live. Two words: Life Changing. He wasn’t a young man by any means but he was the guy with the most energy and enthusiasm. I’ve never figured [...]